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by Vance
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: smallie season
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: smallie season

Hi, If you want smallness fish from Milford up up to Port Jervis. Put In at Milford beach ( now owned by the Fed. Gov.) and go up stream above where the Sawkill comes in you will probably need a 10 horse motor to get above the rapids that are above Milford beach. Start at Pa. side and go across rapi...
by Vance
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Rain

All you have to do is spit on the LBI Blvd. and it floods. My daughter has a house in Surf City. Will probably go to Wally’s for lunch today or tomorrow.
by Vance
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Rain

Just to let everyone know that Manahawkin,NJ got pounded by rain at about 3:30 until 4:15 PM. I looked at Ramapo River and they seemed to get nothing. Like wise BFB and the South Branch. We need some rain dancers on this site to get some rain onto the streams. We do not need rain down here but could...
by Vance
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Hey Rusty, I am 85 years old and I am a young old fart. Isn’t life great. Sitting on my porch and laughing at all of the reports about falling in with out a wading staff. I cannot tell you how many times I have fallen in without my wading staff, but it was a lot. Everybody keep up the good writing b...
by Vance
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Hi, I have been using a rake handle for years and years. Took old rake cut it down put a drill bit in bottom drilled hole in top part and put a rope through it and tie it to my vest. I used it in Montana ,NY,Pa. and in Jersey. It may look ugly but it gets the job done. Put on three coats of poly. If...
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Fixing Flies
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Fixing Flies

Hi, I put the flies that are damaged in a separate box then in the winter strip the flies to save the hooks for when I start tying again. Why waste a good hook by throwing it away. In the winter I May strip 10 or 20 flies just to save the hook. I make sure the points are not broken off then I sharpe...
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ramapo
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Ramapo

Hello Troutman, I was fishing down by Glen Gray Bridge. Up stream from the bridge. I started fishing that area back in 1954 when there were no houses and no condos around. I think the condo association made the west side of the bridge private so no parking or walking on the area. It’s a shame becaus...
by Vance
Wed May 25, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Heading north!!
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Heading north!!

Hi, I will be going up the 2nd. week in June to fish the Dun Variant,Lt. Cahill,caddis fly hatches. Wanted to go up the first week in June but couldn’t make it. I was up the end of the first week in May and did fair to poor. So hoping next time will be better. Bill
by Vance
Wed May 25, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ramapo
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Ramapo

Hello, Fished the Ramapo last evening. Started about 6:30. and fished until 8:00. The flies started hatching about 7:00 in the fast water with a lot of riffles. The water was about 7 or 8 inches deep. The trout in the deeper water had a feast as the flies drifted down. At first thought they were sul...
by Vance
Sun May 15, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trolling other Forums
Replies: 37
Views: 2379

Re: Trolling other Forums

Hi, I was checked once on Flatbrook. I lived in Pa. at the time but worked in Sparta,NJ so I would cross Flatbrook going to and coming home. I bought a NJ license and had it pinned to my back. I was fly fishing and really concentrating on my fishing when a person said how are you doing? Well let me ...
by Vance
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 3814

Re: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG

Hi Guys, Hate to ask this but how do you get to the lower parking area as I have only fished the gorge two times and parked in the upper end of the gorge. I will be coming up from Rte.31 onto I think it is called 513. When I get onto 513 or it could be 512. All Iknow is that I get onto 31 off 78 the...
by Vance
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: who's fishing opening day ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2656

Re: who's fishing opening day ?

Hey Troutman, I was born and raised in Ridgewood. I started fishing the Ramapo back in 54 when I got my drivers license. I still fish it when we watch my daughters dogs. She lives in Saddle River right on the Allendale border. I will be up there today for a week. Watching the dogs and I just might b...
by Vance
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: who's fishing opening day ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2656

Re: who's fishing opening day ?

The Ramapo as of 7:45 PM is ripping at 1690 cfs. Will have to wait a few days before it will get down enough to fish and wade. The best is from 250cfs down to 150cfs. Flatbrook is still over 1000 cfs and the best is 200 cfs or lower. If you are going to wade be darn careful. Bill the mailman
by Vance
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Pennsylvannia opener
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: Pennsylvannia opener

Hi Again, I forgot when fishing the Lacky. Pick out a rock that is about 1 to 2 inches above water. Keep an eye on the rock and if that rock goes under water get out of the river now and don’t wait just get out. If you are fishing up by the Flumes you have 45 minutes if you drive down to the Rowland...
by Vance
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Pennsylvannia opener
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: Pennsylvannia opener

Hello, One of the best in Pa. Is the lackawaxen in Pike Cty. The Dyberry just pass Honesdale, Pa. is another. The Dyberry is like Flatbrook in Jersey. I have fished the Lacky a lot when I lived in Pa. and it holds over alot of trout year to year. The best is from the Rowland bridge upstream. If it i...
by Vance
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Has anyone been out for trout
Replies: 37
Views: 5869

Re: Has anyone been out for trout

Hi, Go to NJ trout fly fishing. The people there have been trout fishing and doing well according to there posts., Bill
by Vance
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Hard water fishing this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Rusty, I noticed that you are using a hand auger. Get yourself a power auger they are the best. I had a Jiffy auger and it was great. Just my two cents worth. Bill Vance ( Bill the mailman )
by Vance
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Hard water fishing this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Anybody wants some great ice fishing go to Shohola Falls Lake in Pa. Go to Milford,Pa. and take Rt..6 west about 5 or 6 miles and lake will be on your left. Go across Shohola Brook ( you will be on a bridge) after bridge take first left toward parking lot but stay to your right and go to where the s...
by Vance
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How many reels do you own?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Re: How many reels do you own?

Hello again, I forgot about my spinning reels. I have 5 spinning reels one saltwater the rest freshwater so all together nine or ten reels. I know I gave some to my grandson and my son so I probably had 12 or 13 reels all together. Bill the mailman
by Vance
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How many reels do you own?
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Re: How many reels do you own?

Hello everyone, Happy New Year to all. As of now Jan. 2 2022 I have 8 reels Two for saltwater and the rest for trout and bass or I should sa y fresh water. Bill the mailman