15" wild brown

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15" wild brown

Post by NJAngler » Sat May 02, 2020 4:43 pm

Best fight this year. Really solid fish
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Twism86 » Mon May 04, 2020 9:08 am

Now thats a fish!!! I love the big double blue dots too.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by coaltrout » Mon May 04, 2020 9:10 am

ah beauty :mrgreen:

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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by cappy » Mon May 04, 2020 9:31 am

Well done. Caught in NJ?

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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by BiggerThomas » Mon May 04, 2020 9:34 am

Nice Markus. Beautiful fins on that fish.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by NJAngler » Mon May 04, 2020 4:56 pm

cappy wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:31 am
Well done. Caught in NJ?
Yes and in one of our stocked waters which begs the question of why stock it if it can produce wild trout of this size?

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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by coaltrout » Mon May 04, 2020 8:03 pm

NJAngler wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 4:56 pm
cappy wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:31 am
Well done. Caught in NJ?
Yes and in one of our stocked waters which begs the question of why stock it if it can produce wild trout of this size?
they have removed some stockings from a few streams/stretches lately, i hope they continue especially in the smaller creeks that dont even offer a good stockie-fishery.

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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Drossi » Tue May 05, 2020 8:13 am

Nice fish.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue May 05, 2020 9:21 am

NJAngler wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 4:56 pm
cappy wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:31 am
Well done. Caught in NJ?
Yes and in one of our stocked waters which begs the question of why stock it if it can produce wild trout of this size?
Usually the answer is because that stream or river doesn't produce nearly enough wild trout to stop stocking it. Right now, all eyes should be on the upper 9 miles of the SBR which has gone unstocked for several years now. I live here and have watched the number of anglers slowly dwindle each year during that time. Pretty soon we should have ample large browns and some native brookies in decent numbers since the stringer crew has been sent elsewhere.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Twism86 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:24 am

I look at stocking streams with a decent wild population as a double edged sword. It gives the "stringer crew" some easy hatchery fish to catch and take home and hopefully leave the wilds alone. You also run the risk of them catching and keeping gorgeous wild fish like that.

If you stop stocking the "string crew" will still come back for a little and all they will be catching are hold overs and wild fish. Like Rusty said, eventually, they will start to go elsewhere.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Drossi » Tue May 05, 2020 12:33 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:21 am

Usually the answer is because that stream or river doesn't produce nearly enough wild trout to stop stocking it. Right now, all eyes should be on the upper 9 miles of the SBR which has gone unstocked for several years now. I live here and have watched the number of anglers slowly dwindle each year during that time. Pretty soon we should have ample large browns and some native brookies in decent numbers since the stringer crew has been sent elsewhere.
I think every time I've fished up there since they stopped stocking I've had it virtually to myself, I don't fish it often though, I have other WTS closer to me that don't eat me for lunch like the SBR does.
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Re: 15" wild brown

Post by Troutman » Tue May 05, 2020 5:04 pm

Drossi wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 12:33 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:21 am

Usually the answer is because that stream or river doesn't produce nearly enough wild trout to stop stocking it. Right now, all eyes should be on the upper 9 miles of the SBR which has gone unstocked for several years now. I live here and have watched the number of anglers slowly dwindle each year during that time. Pretty soon we should have ample large browns and some native brookies in decent numbers since the stringer crew has been sent elsewhere.
I think every time I've fished up there since they stopped stocking I've had it virtually to myself, I don't fish it often though, I have other WTS closer to me that don't eat me for lunch like the SBR does.
I like the upper beginning stretch :D
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