Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

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Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 am

I fished from the rope swing up to Gronskys on Saturday evening. On the water at 17:40, off at 19:50. There was a number of flies in the air and on the water, caddis and a dark yellow may fly (probably a sulphur). I tricked 8 fish and took 3 to hand. The fish were feeding on the surface. I took one on a grey size 16 klinkhammer, and 2 on a size 14 sulphur. Many hit at the klinkhammer, but I missed a few strikes. The final fish was taken at the back of the pool on the sulphur. I probably could have caught more, but I didn't want to walk back to my car in the dark. Saw, no one on the water, and some deer in the field by my car.
A nice outing.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue May 28, 2019 2:52 pm

Bubba Zinetti wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 am
I fished from the rope swing up to Gronskys on Saturday evening. On the water at 17:40, off at 19:50. There was a number of flies in the air and on the water, caddis and a dark yellow may fly (probably a sulphur). I tricked 8 fish and took 3 to hand. The fish were feeding on the surface. I took one on a grey size 16 klinkhammer, and 2 on a size 14 sulphur. Many hit at the klinkhammer, but I missed a few strikes. The final fish was taken at the back of the pool on the sulphur. I probably could have caught more, but I didn't want to walk back to my car in the dark. Saw, no one on the water, and some deer in the field by my car.
A nice outing.
Browns or brookies or both?
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Wed May 29, 2019 10:58 am

One brown at Gronskys, and two brookies on the way up.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by SBRtool » Wed May 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Gonna assume...probably incorrectly that Gronsky's is where the small bridge crosses the river but either way, why is it called Gronsky's?

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by cappy » Wed May 29, 2019 2:34 pm

Isn't Gronsky's below the Clairmont stretch?

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by CheeseburgerFly » Wed May 29, 2019 5:56 pm

I'm getting confused as well. Is there another Gronsky's aside from the one in High Bridge?

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed May 29, 2019 8:02 pm

CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:56 pm
I'm getting confused as well. Is there another Gronsky's aside from the one in High Bridge?
Yes, different Gronsky's. I believe the family lives near the Claremont stretch. Not sure if same family as the ice cream place/diner or not. But different location and at the end of the old TCA which is no longer a TCA.
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Thu May 30, 2019 8:38 am

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:02 pm
CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:56 pm
I'm getting confused as well. Is there another Gronsky's aside from the one in High Bridge?
Yes, different Gronsky's. I believe the family lives near the Claremont stretch. Not sure if same family as the ice cream place/diner or not. But different location and at the end of the old TCA which is no longer a TCA.
Well, crap. I was told by an old timer that the pool by the bridge was called Gronskys, multiple old timers. If it is not called Gronskys, then my apologies. I amend my initial post by saying:I fished from the rope swing up to the pool right by the bridge, which I falsely assumed to named Gronskys.
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If it is still called Gronskys, then please ignore the previous statement.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Razorbacker » Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm

Brookies?! I haven't caught a brookie in that stretch in 3 years at least. Good to hear.

Does anyone know if the big tree that used to extend almost all the way across the bridge pool, got cleared away naturally, or did it have help?

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Johnw » Thu May 30, 2019 7:22 pm

I too have always called that pool by the bridge as Gronskys. I guess that makes me an old timer which I am regardless of what the pool is called.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Fri May 31, 2019 8:14 am

Razorbacker wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Brookies?! I haven't caught a brookie in that stretch in 3 years at least. Good to hear.

Does anyone know if the big tree that used to extend almost all the way across the bridge pool, got cleared away naturally, or did it have help?
No Idea about the tree, by the looks of things it was swept away, but I cannot be sure. The brookies were small, maybe 10 cm.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by PortMurrayAng » Fri May 31, 2019 5:16 pm

I think the bridge is called Gronsky's bridge .where's Jeff k when we need him?

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri May 31, 2019 5:38 pm

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:16 pm
I think the bridge is called Gronsky's bridge .where's Jeff k when we need him?
It is. It's just that some people will think of the ice cream place and others the Claremont. Same river, ame name but miles apart is all.
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Bob J » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am

After fishing the SB for years this was my first time on this stretch of the river. Fished from the small concrete bridge up to the rope swing. Beautiful water, though no bugs while I was there. Blind casted a caddis and caught one small brookie. Saw a crayfish the size of a lobster.

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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by SBRtool » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 am

All the rain we've gotten in the last 9 months or so has really helped that stretch out.

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 am

SBRtool wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 am
All the rain we've gotten in the last 9 months or so has really helped that stretch out.
I was just talking to my two business partners about how the SBR is getting rid of so much accumulated fine sediment over the last year plus now. It will be great for future hatches! The woods all along that river are full of sandy soils after 9 years of near drought where the sediment was mainly accumulating within the channel and not getting out into the floodplain.
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by martalus » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am

It will also be better for spawning purposes, assuming that trout spawn in the SBR. Do we know if trout make redds in the SBR itself, or in tribs that feed in?

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Post by Twism86 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am

martalus wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am
It will also be better for spawning purposes, assuming that trout spawn in the SBR. Do we know if trout make redds in the SBR itself, or in tribs that feed in?
Definitely right in the SBR, ive seen hundreds of redds over the years!!
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm

Twism86 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am
martalus wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am
It will also be better for spawning purposes, assuming that trout spawn in the SBR. Do we know if trout make redds in the SBR itself, or in tribs that feed in?
Definitely right in the SBR, ive seen hundreds of redds over the years!!
Agreed. I see lots of spawning redds in that river above the Gorge each year. But the same high water events will benefit the tribs just as much assuming some need help. Most tribs, although not all, have steeper gradient meaning less sediment in the channel.


Below: just downstream of the route 513 bridge in Middle Valley by the Raritan Inn. See the sand and other fine sediment settled out in the adjacent floodplain. That was early this spring/late winter. It's even more pronounced right now. a few months later.
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Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Post by martalus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:10 am

I believe that sediment will help provide nutrients to new vegetation that will help further secure the banks.

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