Passaic River

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Troutman
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Passaic River

Post by Troutman » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:40 pm

Was in the Bedminster area for an assignment. Decided to drop into the Passaic River to give my luck a try🤫. Its a very nice river. 🧐's like a put in -take out place. Had a few hits. But no hook ups. Walked from bridge to bridge. & this is what i have to show for it 😉😲 :lol: :lol:
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Jerzguy21
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Jerzguy21 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am

But it's a nice net, that I won't have a heart attack if it's lost. Back to basics and a simpler form of fishing. Received mine yesterday, should have ordered two, just in case. Thanks again. That's a bear crossing area right there BTW. One was hit on the south bounds side a few years ago, and a trooper held up traffic north bound a couple of years ago, so no one would hit a cub in the roadway, don't know if mom was already hit.

Fishybig
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Fishybig » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:02 pm

What was the water temp??

Troutman
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Troutman » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:23 pm

Fishybig wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:02 pm
What was the water temp??
66* @ 6.30 am with a digital thermometer. I stopped fishing @ 8am
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Troutman » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:26 pm

Jerzguy21 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am
But it's a nice net, that I won't have a heart attack if it's lost. Back to basics and a simpler form of fishing. Received mine yesterday, should have ordered two, just in case. Thanks again. That's a bear crossing area right there BTW. One was hit on the south bounds side a few years ago, and a trooper held up traffic north bound a couple of years ago, so no one would hit a cub in the roadway, don't know if mom was already hit.
I did hear some movements in the woods since it was early am. But wasnt concerned as I was in the water. I figure if a bear is going to chase me :o . I stand a better chance in the water to out run him :lol: :lol:
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Jerzguy21
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Jerzguy21 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:22 pm

I'm sure the temp. would be quite a bit lower a mile or so upstream. That pond 1/2 mile up has to raise the temp quite a bit.

Troutman
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Re: Passaic River

Post by Troutman » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:39 pm

Jerzguy21 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:22 pm
I'm sure the temp. would be quite a bit lower a mile or so upstream. That pond 1/2 mile up has to raise the temp quite a bit.
probably so. I stayed in stretch that had flowing water. I didnt even know their was a pond further up.
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joe_panella
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Re: Passaic River

Post by joe_panella » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:44 am

Troutman wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Jerzguy21 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:19 am
But it's a nice net, that I won't have a heart attack if it's lost. Back to basics and a simpler form of fishing. Received mine yesterday, should have ordered two, just in case. Thanks again. That's a bear crossing area right there BTW. One was hit on the south bounds side a few years ago, and a trooper held up traffic north bound a couple of years ago, so no one would hit a cub in the roadway, don't know if mom was already hit.
I did hear some movements in the woods since it was early am. But wasnt concerned as I was in the water. I figure if a bear is going to chase me :o . I stand a better chance in the water to out run him :lol: :lol:
I had a bear cross the river at the old hackettstown swimming hole damn area way too close for either of us. I was standing still watching sulphurs so he was just going about his business. When I looked I jumped and he let the current take him down a but. It wasnt like he was going to touch me, but I don't think I will ever be that close again.

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