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Musky morning

Post by PortMurrayAng » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:29 am

Cone head bugger in the slow water. The water was more off color than I expected.
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Re: Musky morning

Post by martalus » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:58 am

Thats a beast of a rainbow. I have never seen coloration like that!! What spawning cycle is he on?

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Re: Musky morning

Post by cappy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:41 pm

I fished it also this morning. Water was flowing and yes, off colored. I landed and released four on an a bugger, missed a few others, nothing like yours though. Perhaps stocked by a club?

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Re: Musky morning

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:51 am

cappy wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:41 pm
I fished it also this morning. Water was flowing and yes, off colored. I landed and released four on an a bugger, missed a few others, nothing like yours though. Perhaps stocked by a club?
That's a remnant of the Charles O. Hayford days when our rainbows were specifically chosen for their red stripe which Charles was apparently a big fan of. I have seen many state stocked, holdover or freshly stocked breeders that look just like this. These are Division stockies, not the Kamloops raised by Musky Trout Hatchery. There was an article floating around about Hayford, father of the first NJ state hatchery in Hackettstown (now warmwater hatchery) and his preference and selective breeding of the red stripe on the rainbows.
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Re: Musky morning

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 am

Here's an article that talks about his selective breeding, but in a quick glance I didn't see anything about rainbows or the red stripe I know I've read about elsewhere.

https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2 ... nsupts.pdf

This one mentions both selective breeding of trout and "for color".

https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2 ... 100yrs.pdf
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Re: Musky morning

Post by cappy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks for the info Rusty. I should be heading up to the WB in a couple of weeks, hoping mid July is less wet and flows are perfect for wading.

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Re: Musky morning

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am

cappy wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:39 pm
Thanks for the info Rusty. I should be heading up to the WB in a couple of weeks, hoping mid July is less wet and flows are perfect for wading.
The flows are dropping nicely up there for a change! I'm headed to the beach this week (Thur. - Sun.) to fish and drink and eat (sometimes all at once). But next week will be a sulphur run to the West Branch at some point!
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Re: Musky morning

Post by PortMurrayAng » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:59 pm

If you do a day trip, Brian, and have room or inclination for company, let me know.

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Re: Musky morning

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:24 am

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:59 pm
If you do a day trip, Brian, and have room or inclination for company, let me know.
You got it, Roy. At this point, it will be next week at some point.
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