browns before the big warmup

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browns before the big warmup

Post by coaltrout » Wed May 13, 2020 9:08 am

transitioning to warm-water species with these high (and consistent) temps rolling through.
So probably my last trout adventure until fall.
Caught a nice # of brownies in the raritan watershed, here were the two better ones.
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hopefully more river smb and pike now. SMB was from NB raritan and there were some rainbows far from stocking points hitting my bass-baits
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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by BiggerThomas » Wed May 13, 2020 9:18 am

Nice shots. I like that pike shot a lot.
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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by lightenup » Wed May 13, 2020 9:36 am

Nice fish. It will still be plenty cool for trout fishing for a few weeks it looks like.👍

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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by martalus » Wed May 13, 2020 9:42 am

Awesome fish but as others said, waters will stay plenty cool for trout. May is a great time for targeting all species as waters warm up to the low-mid 60s-cool enough for trout with lots of hatches but warm enough for more bass action. Down here in DC, water temps have stuck stubbornly in the 50s for the past two months-some bass action, but not ideal-that will change here in the coming days. I did stick a fat 22+ inch walleye and a 16 + inch smallie while targeting shad this past weekend here.

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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by coaltrout » Wed May 13, 2020 9:50 am

Thanks. ah i know, it's not that it's too hot for trout, it's just preference once smb finally get going :mrgreen:

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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by Twism86 » Wed May 13, 2020 10:07 am

Nice fish of all species! Once the summer hits I stick with pond LM bass fishing in PA. Plenty of time to fish for trout though! I have yet to catch a pike in NJ and need to change that!
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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by coaltrout » Wed May 13, 2020 11:03 am

Twism86 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:07 am
Nice fish of all species! Once the summer hits I stick with pond LM bass fishing in PA. Plenty of time to fish for trout though! I have yet to catch a pike in NJ and need to change that!
find lilly pads on the passaic and you should come up with something. I lost a lmb yesterday.

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Re: browns before the big warmup

Post by Troutman » Wed May 13, 2020 11:11 am

coaltrout wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:03 am
Twism86 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:07 am
Nice fish of all species! Once the summer hits I stick with pond LM bass fishing in PA. Plenty of time to fish for trout though! I have yet to catch a pike in NJ and need to change that!
find lilly pads on the passaic and you should come up with something. I lost a lmb yesterday.
Yep... the passiac is loaded with them. Elmwood Pk is a good ares for them toothy slim darts ;) :o :lol:
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