Very large native brookies-video

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Very large native brookies-video

Post by martalus » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:40 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JevfSd6TvLY&t=312s

Apparently this video is from NJ. I have never seen a stream that looks like this with 14 inch plus wide bodied native brookies and browns side by side. Does this tannic stream look familiar to anyone??

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by cappy » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:06 am

I have an idea of possibly two streams, however I will not name them.

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by martalus » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:10 am

I am puzzled by it as I have never seen a stream like that or brookies like that. Also the browns looked different that I am used to. Also was that a stocked rainbow or a wild one? The kid said that was his first time fly fishing-looks like he is hooked now after a 90 minutes of fishing like that!

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:28 am

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:10 am
I am puzzled by it as I have never seen a stream like that or brookies like that. Also the browns looked different that I am used to. Also was that a stocked rainbow or a wild one? The kid said that was his first time fly fishing-looks like he is hooked now after a 90 minutes of fishing like that!
First time fly fishing a streamer, not first time fly fishing. He learned from some Canadian he said, and while they didn't catch any salmon, they did catch striped bass on the fly. I think I know this stream. And it was in April when there was ample water in our rivers and streams.
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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Troutman » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:07 pm

The stained water & the size of the stream should be a dead giveaway up in NNJ area ;)
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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by SBRtool » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:18 pm

I'm almost positive that's the D&R Canal

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by martalus » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm

Looks like the Toms to me!

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Johnw » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:01 pm

Not the Toms - no boulders or rocks there. Otherwise there is some resemblance.

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by BiggerThomas » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:00 pm

Johnw wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:01 pm
Not the Toms - no boulders or rocks there. Otherwise there is some resemblance.
Ditto, definitely not the Toms.
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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by martalus » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 pm

I was just joking on the Toms-the only similarity is the tannic water.
Was the rainbow in the video wild or stocked?

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Troutman » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:56 pm

martalus wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Was the rainbow in the video wild or stocked?
stocked imo
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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Razorbacker » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:48 pm

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:10 am
I am puzzled by it as I have never seen a stream like that or brookies like that. Also the browns looked different that I am used to. Also was that a stocked rainbow or a wild one? The kid said that was his first time fly fishing-looks like he is hooked now after a 90 minutes of fishing like that!
Yeah, those wild brown have very distinct markings like I have never seen in NJ... and those are some big-ass brookies.

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by SBRtool » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:10 am

I'll throw out a guess and mention a stream only because its mostly public and very well known. Sorta looks like the Black River to me but I've never caught browns or brookies that looked like that in there so perhaps it was filmed below Hacklebarney on the private club section.

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by martalus » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:28 am

Well that brings up another question-could they just be brookies that were privately stocked?

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by coaltrout » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:56 pm

i dont follow the channel so I may be mixing it up with another gentleman; but I think the channel is notorious for fishing private clubs and off-limit waters :mrgreen:

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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:24 am

SBRtool wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:10 am
I'll throw out a guess and mention a stream only because its mostly public and very well known. Sorta looks like the Black River to me but I've never caught browns or brookies that looked like that in there so perhaps it was filmed below Hacklebarney on the private club section.
That is much smaller than the Black River. Your giveaways to knowing it is northern NJ are the hemlocks, rhododendron and steep gradient. The tanic color comes from the hemlocks and other pines and oaks that shade the stream.
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Re: Very large native brookies-video

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:25 am

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Looks like the Toms to me!
Nobody knows your sense of humor by now? :lol:
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