Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

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coaltrout
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Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by coaltrout » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 am

Unexpectedly Caught two nice rainbows in middle brook (main stem middle brook). About 2000 ft upstream from confluence with main stem Raritan. It's stocked in the spring up in East Branch. However only fall stocking would be 9 miles upstream the raritan in n/s branches.

Holdover? Or Stocked trout from this fall that really wanted to explore.

Had a few more follows in there.

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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by Jaybird » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:08 pm

It was a good water year , but I would think you would see more find growth.

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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by Jaybird » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Pectoral fin growth ..... Sorry autocorrect

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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by BillSmith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Most days that small stream runs chalk white from the quarry up on the hill.

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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by Troutman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:25 pm

Stockie. Pectoral fin is ground down from concrete raceway imo
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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by coaltrout » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:37 pm

Troutman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Stockie. Pectoral fin is ground down from concrete raceway imo
agree myself, just amazing how far these things swim! Stocked trout not so dumb after all! :mrgreen:

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Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Post by Troutman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 pm

They mite be dumb for a few weeks in the new water. But they get smart fast afterwards once they acclimate to their new surroundings.
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