Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

All about trout fishing in the great Garden State!
Post Reply
User avatar
BiggerThomas
Posts: 357
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Whenever somebody's looking to be free...look in their eyes--you'll see me.

Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by BiggerThomas » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:09 am

I had a half-day scheduled at work on Friday so I decided to hit the Black for some winter nymphing in the afternoon hours.

While I managed to hook only one fat rainbow on a rainbow warrior #16 (didn't land it--got caught in submerged debris & broke off), I did manage some cool photos of the area.
Attachments
LBS
LBS
image000000 (35).jpg (116.38 KiB) Viewed 1669 times
The upper reaches of the Black amid snowcovered rocks
The upper reaches of the Black amid snowcovered rocks
image000002 (6).jpg (377.87 KiB) Viewed 1669 times
A small avalanche (which I actually saw happen--very cool)
A small avalanche (which I actually saw happen--very cool)
image000004 (1).jpg (150.07 KiB) Viewed 1669 times
Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
___________________________
--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

Jaybird
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 am

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by Jaybird » Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:22 am

That stream in hacklebarney always had a million snags from over hanging trees . But it dosent get much prettier than that stretch .

Sheisty
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 am

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by Sheisty » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:09 pm

I believe that was the last river we fished together, maybe even the last time we saw each other.

I can't recall if we did a combo trip of the Black River & Passaic River, or only fished the upper Passaic that day, but it was about 4 of us if I remember correctly.
Attachments
100053-p-7be61afcdb06d8d1707fc6beee92b5e44d02c0b305a0ac3b2ec3d6b331f7d6ab.jpg
100053-p-7be61afcdb06d8d1707fc6beee92b5e44d02c0b305a0ac3b2ec3d6b331f7d6ab.jpg (133.97 KiB) Viewed 1618 times

Sheisty
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 am

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by Sheisty » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:10 pm

P.S. I'm wearing a PFD in ankle deep water :lol: :lol: :lol: One day I'll tell the story of how I almost slid down a waterfall as I tried to fish a Pool. :lol: :lol:

User avatar
BiggerThomas
Posts: 357
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Whenever somebody's looking to be free...look in their eyes--you'll see me.

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:05 am

Sheisty wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:10 pm
P.S. I'm wearing a PFD in ankle deep water :lol: :lol: :lol: One day I'll tell the story of how I almost slid down a waterfall as I tried to fish a Pool. :lol: :lol:
Yeah that stream has some huge rapids...never know when the pfd will come in handy... :lol:
Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
___________________________
--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

MaCe1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by MaCe1 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:53 pm

The Black River in Hacklebarney is my favorite place to fish for trout in NJ.

joe_panella
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:08 pm

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by joe_panella » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am

What is the wild trout situation like in Hacklebarny on the Black. My time is valuable at this state of my life, i try not waste it in put and take fisheries.

User avatar
coaltrout
Posts: 251
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/KZAZHSGSBRnizQNh9

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by coaltrout » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am

joe_panella wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am
What is the wild trout situation like in Hacklebarny on the Black. My time is valuable at this state of my life, i try not waste it in put and take fisheries.
last time i fished it like two years ago there was a few of small brownies most likely because they were pushed out of the tributaries.
Go there around opening day, and see it's clearly fished like a put-n-take fishery. So if you're not looking for that experience id look elsewhere for access

User avatar
BiggerThomas
Posts: 357
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Whenever somebody's looking to be free...look in their eyes--you'll see me.

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by BiggerThomas » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:40 pm

joe_panella wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am
What is the wild trout situation like in Hacklebarny on the Black. My time is valuable at this state of my life, i try not waste it in put and take fisheries.
My data is a bit old as well, but if I were you I would go elsewhere. I think you know better spots.
Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
___________________________
--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

joe_panella
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:08 pm

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

Post by joe_panella » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:31 pm

It was always borderline water meaning a few wild browns were caught from time to time. I imagine that dam upriver does not help the situation.

Post Reply