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Raritan river videos:

Post by BillSmith » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:35 pm

My friend recently made a few films fishing the Raritan river, I thought you may enjoy watching them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYik4OmfoqQ&t=2s

And one other,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1dsdXP31pY&t=4s

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Post by Troutman » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:16 pm

Some niceeeeee fish man .........
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Post by coaltrout » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:48 pm

where's the trout???? :mrgreen: we know they are in there !

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Post by Troutman » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:14 pm

You just inspired me to pick up some chartreuse Keitech paddle tails & hit the main stem of the Raritan for some striper fighting ;) :lol:
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Post by Twism86 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:24 pm

That first video is off the hook! Now to hit google maps and nail down that location :D
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Post by coaltrout » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:57 pm

Twism86 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:24 pm
That first video is off the hook! Now to hit google maps and nail down that location :D
dont bother, me and the gentleman who made the video both returned and they all moved out back to bay, couldnt find em in any run nearby either :mrgreen:

But for future reference, the spot is ok every early spring and late winter. Ive caught a trout there one year.

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Post by Troutman » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:03 pm

coaltrout wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Twism86 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:24 pm
That first video is off the hook! Now to hit google maps and nail down that location :D
dont bother, me and the gentleman who made the video both returned and they all moved out back to bay, couldnt find em in any run nearby either :mrgreen:

But for future reference, the spot is ok every early spring and late winter. Ive caught a trout there one year.
That spot was better before they blew the dam down ........ ;) :lol:
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Post by BiggerThomas » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:28 pm

Really great video. The lower Raritan is a classic Jersey gem imo!

One of my older friends catches stipers off the back of a landfill that borders the Raritan. Some of those fish exceed 3 feet in length.
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Post by Jerzguy21 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:41 pm

Bill, Thanks for the videos, they were some really great fish there. That was a local secret for many years, few had any idea that it existed. Few even fished for them or had a clue of their existence 40+ years ago.

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Post by BillSmith » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:35 pm

I worked in the fishing department at Efingers years ago in the old building. I had a customer come in and was buying big saltwater plugs. I thought the guy was either high or drunk when he said he was catching 20 pound striped bass during high water events in Bound Brook. It wasn't until I few years ago I mentioned to my friends maybe we should be fishing the Raritan river, I think we may be missing something here. Not only were the striped bass a secret for years but the American Shad run as well.
Throw in 5+ years of clean ups and some dam removal also.
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Post by Fishybig » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:27 pm

Nice things happening in our neck of the woods !!!how are things down south???

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Post by Troutman » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:10 pm

Fished this spot today. caught about 15 of these midgets called trout :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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