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Nice wild brown...

Post by NJAngler » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 am

Quick stop after work. Caught this 15"+wild brown.
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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by cappy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:35 am

Nice catch for Jersey waters, well done. I'm staying off the WTS's until mid-Nov. Let the fish do their thing in peace.
Stocked fish in the mean time, which has not been bad they put in some large healthy Rainbows.

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Post by NJpatbee » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:43 pm

Beautiful wild brown!

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Post by Jaybird » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Nice to see you back out there prowling the Wild Trout Streams .

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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by martalus » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:40 pm

Awesome! Flows must be good and will stay good with all the rain coming!!

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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by Troutman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 pm

niceeeeeee fish.......
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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by NJAngler » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:42 pm

cappy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:35 am
Nice catch for Jersey waters, well done. I'm staying off the WTS's until mid-Nov. Let the fish do their thing in peace.
I'd be more worried about herons & mergansers making easy pickings of trout in shallow water than anglers fishing. One flock of 6-10 mergansers can kill more fish in a day than any angler could accidentally do in a year. Time for the state to consider some management of those mergansers. I suggest spooking them upstream and then capturing them in a net quickly raised above & across the water. They fly low so it should be easy. After that, let some dogs have some fun in a closed cage. :twisted:

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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by cappy » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:48 pm

NJAngler wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:42 pm
cappy wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:35 am
Nice catch for Jersey waters, well done. I'm staying off the WTS's until mid-Nov. Let the fish do their thing in peace.
I'd be more worried about herons & mergansers making easy pickings of trout in shallow water than anglers fishing. One flock of 6-10 mergansers can kill more fish in a day than any angler could accidentally do in a year. Time for the state to consider some management of those mergansers. I suggest spooking them upstream and then capturing them in a net quickly raised above & across the water. They fly low so it should be easy. After that, let some dogs have some fun in a closed cage. :twisted:
Agree, staying off the WTS's for a few weeks is just something I do. I have no issue with anyone fishing within the law of the state. I don't see Mergansers on streams as much as I do GBH's. I scare them when I can, but they always come back after I move along the stream. Anyway great fish you caught there.

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Post by martalus » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:58 pm

I have caught my biggest wild browns in the November -March time frame-when the water is colder, the big browns feed in the day time whereas in the spring/summer they tend to feed at night or close to it.

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Re: Nice wild brown...

Post by robtf » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:52 pm

nice Brown, njangler!
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Post by NJAngler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:02 pm

I once watched a GBH tussle with a 17" wild brown on VCB. I kept trying to get it to drop it but it wouldn't. It would fly a few feet, stop and try to turn the fish to swallow it. It eventually did drop it. I grabbed the brown and released it but not sure survived.

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