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by Rusty Spinner
Thu May 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hacklebarney WTS
Replies: 14
Views: 6124

Re: Hacklebarney WTS

Rhinehart's or Trout Brook? Rhinehart's has wild browns encroaching on our native brookies in the lower reaches, and the Division has been undergoing efforts to electrofish them out and move them into the Black River below. Trout Brook, I believe, has a natural waterfall that keeps the browns from i...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu May 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch
Replies: 7
Views: 3638

Re: South Branch

100% wild. The SBR has all three species of trout wild in it, but rainbows are the minority of the three. However, fisheries biologists believe they are seeing more and more of the club stocked Kamloops bows successfully spawning in this river as well as whatever strain we once stocked that are also...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu May 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lake Rd Chatham
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Lake Rd Chatham

Doing an Estate Sale here this weekend.......larger pond / small lake behind house.....anyone have any info ??.........I am assuming its warm water.......its probably just a bit bigger than a football field....... The giant aerator I can see in the Google Earth image tells me it is warm water and f...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed May 09, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Lopatcong Creek stream cleanup Saturday, May 12th
Replies: 3
Views: 6345

Re: Lopatcong Creek stream cleanup Saturday, May 12th

Only 3 days left, can you feel the excitement to clean the stream??? :D Hope some of you can join us in cleaning up what will be two future restoration sites in great need of that restoration. Both sites will be are already are public lands. Learn more about TU's big project to restore proper river ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed May 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster
Replies: 25
Views: 11255

Re: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster

I have heard that the Johnson club is planning a "restoration" of sorts in this area. Has anyone heard anything about that? Yes, but it wasn't initially funded although I strongly suspect they will fund it on their own if they want it bad enough. They were in talks with my former employer. I had ma...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps

MR.MCR wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:41 am
Geez ........did you read my identical post on NJ Woods and Waters..........sounds as if youre talking SBR ....near a horsefarm.......Rudolphs home waters ....
When I read this, I though at first it was you using a second login name :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps

Township tax assessor's office is the final say. I have seen this more times than I can remember. I even have an issue like this on a private property I manage adjacent to state lands that the Division posts incorrectly and have never been able to resolve it with them. But we have legal surveys that...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: What color buggers do you like
Replies: 20
Views: 7767

Re: What color buggers do you like

Olive, black, brown, then white in that order. I think I use olive and black about 95% of the time, so brown and white are fairly unimportant to my streamer box although I have a few in both colors.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May
Replies: 13
Views: 10011

Re: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May

MR.MCR wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:19 pm
So does that mean the "Trout Whisperer " got skunked..........
Oh Hell no, it just means I struggled mightily all week to land a few fish, but all on dries and all fish being wild. Thankfully, I didn't have to catch 100% stocked rainbows like here in NJ.....
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR wild browns marking coloration
Replies: 30
Views: 13498

Re: SBRR wild browns marking coloration

lightenup wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Yes, my bad, I thought vern wss at the Hackettstwon location, but that guy Vern grows decent fish. Sorry about the mix-up...
Don't let it happen again :lol: :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Mon May 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May
Replies: 13
Views: 10011

Re: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May

Rusty...How was the fishing? Will be heading up this month, just not sure when, may need to travel for work. It was tough all of last week due to high flows and cold water. The Beaverkill finally got above 50 F for several days and the Hendricksons poured off each day, but the trout never rose or s...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon May 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster
Replies: 25
Views: 11255

Re: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster

I am from that area. It is kind of the transition between trout water and smallie water-yes there are lots of chubs too. There are wild trout, but not super high density from what I can tell. There are several brooks with wild trout that enter into the river in that area. I have caught some big wil...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon May 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Flat Brook - 3 Bridges
Replies: 20
Views: 10295

Re: Flat Brook - 3 Bridges

MikeB wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 am
Is it all fly fishing only?
No, New Jersey no longer has fly only stretches anywhere in the state. It is a No-Kill section. No bait.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon May 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR wild browns marking coloration
Replies: 30
Views: 13498

Re: SBRR wild browns marking coloration

1) that brown is 110% from the Musky Trout Hatchery. All browns from that hatchery look identical. 2) there are four clubs along the SBR and all stock trout from Musky Trout Hatchery with approved Division stocking permits. 3) while the Hackettstown state hatchery is now warmwater save for growing l...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Casting lesson
Replies: 13
Views: 5916

Re: Casting lesson

Or, go out on your lawn and practice like everyone did in the old days !! Which is exactly where I learned all of my bad habits! :D Save yourself a lot of aggravation and have someone skilled show you. It could be a friend, a guide, or a TU group, but don't just flail around or you will likely lear...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue May 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Casting lesson
Replies: 13
Views: 5916

Re: Casting lesson

Book a half day guided trip through Shannon's Fly & Tackle Shop in Califon. The guides will spend 4 hours getting your casting and drifts down so that you can get out on your own and find success. Best $130 you will ever spend. Many of our Trout Unlimited chapters hold intro to fly fishing classes, ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: This tick rolls with a posse!! WTF?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Re: This tick rolls with a posse!! WTF?!

The DEP has actually gone door to door where this outbreak has occurred to warn folks and to see who has Lyme's disease in that area that might have come from this foreign tick they just found late last year before winter.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May
Replies: 13
Views: 10011

Re: Annual West Branch Delaware trip early May

Bringing the sit on top fishing kayak to fish the West Branch. Beamoc should be wadeable soon or by Wednesday at the latest. Floating in drift boats Thursday and Friday. Either way, an 18th annual trip with 20 good buddies will be an excellent time even if I forget my rod, reel and waders. :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3153

Re: Water Temps?

BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:26 am
Air temps have been pin-balling all over the place lately (we may see high 80s later this week), but has anyone noted water temps?

BT
Musky was 58.3 F when I checked Saturday afternoon.
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dark trout?
Replies: 7
Views: 4264

Re: Dark trout?

I've seen Pequest bows much darker than even that. It's just normal color variation.