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by barkeater
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Thank Shannons :
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Thank Shannons :

Thanks Shannons. Great shop. Great people.
by barkeater
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: West Canada Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 4786

Re: West Canada Creek

If anyone is up by the West Canada this week, the White Fly hatch is on. Fished Thursday evening. At about 7 they started to come off with hundreds if not thousands in the air. A White Wulff worked well size 12-14. Light Cahill should also work. These Mayflies spend very little time if any on the wa...
by barkeater
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rain doing any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Rain doing any good?

Always interesting to see how these big water events have rearranged the stream. There are a few trees limiting my access to different runs now that I hope are gone but I know there will be new trees blocking my casts to favorite holes and some shade trees that helped to hold trout will be gone. The...
by barkeater
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Gear Swap
Topic: Free antique bamboo rods
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Free antique bamboo rods

If nobody wants them, and they are in reasonable shape, you could donate them to your TU chapter to raffle. I did this a few years back and it made $100 for the chapter.
by barkeater
Tue May 25, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: West Canada Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 4786

Re: West Canada Creek

Just came back from fishing the West Canada this weekend. Good dry fly action from 4 until dusk with fish rising all around us for Light Cahills. The first day we saw 7 other people fly fishing which was concerning but the next day it was 1 and then he left. We had the river to ourselves which belie...
by barkeater
Sun May 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBR 4-29
Replies: 13
Views: 2239

Re: SBR 4-29

These suckers are pretty common in the SB. If the water is clear you can see them grouped along the bottom. I have had fishermen point them out to me mistaking them for trout. I catch them occasionally nymphing up to about 3 pounds. They try to go to the bottom like a brown. Fairly strong fight for ...
by barkeater
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Net Rig
Replies: 17
Views: 2642

Re: Net Rig

I wear a sling pack and have mine attached by strong zinger to my pack at my right shoulder. The pack sits across my back out of the way when fishing. I'm right handed and play the fish with my right hand and have always switched to my left for landing. This allows me to reach behind me with my righ...
by barkeater
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies

Standard stuff works and 14-18 is good. Throw in a pheasant tail and a Caddis imitator or two such as birds nest or La Fontaine and you will do fine for spring into summer. Add a few species specific Mayfly nymphs a few weeks before the hatch chart indicates that fly is popping not a bad idea. For d...
by barkeater
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag

Did the reel zing when he made a run? :lol:
by barkeater
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gearing Up for Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: Gearing Up for Fishing

I use the time it takes to rig up at my truck in winter to see if I'm dressed warm enough or need to add another layer.
by barkeater
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

I fished yesterday and managed to net 2 which for me is about right for winter fishing. No sun and it felt cold. Next week is going to be cold but I hope to get out again before I have to renew my license.
I was using egg and midge combo.
by barkeater
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

In winter fish slow and keep your nymph just off the bottom. You have to hit them in the nose with your fly sometimes to get a strike. I enjoy winter fishing. There are few anglers and sometimes you have the stream to yourself. As has been said, dress warm. I bring a phone and extra set of clothes j...
by barkeater
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Idea What This Is?
Replies: 6
Views: 3491

Re: Any Idea What This Is?

It's obviously a piece of art and very valuable. :lol:
by barkeater
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Crappies
Replies: 2
Views: 5128

Re: Crappies

And they'll readilly take a dry fly.
by barkeater
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine
Replies: 24
Views: 9710

Re: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine

have honed most of my skill of stock trout fishing in NJ. But not to many places offer large wild trout clean waters as other states. Yes while there is a few rivers in NNJ that are semi clean. lets face it NJ is pretty much dirty river's state from the past of massive pollution still effecting it ...
by barkeater
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 18243

Re: Water Temps

Thanks.
by barkeater
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 18243

Re: Water Temps

In addition to temps the SB now has assessment of chlorophyll and phycocyanin florescence and relative florescence. Does anybody know their usage? Chlorophyll I assume could be used to assess algae in the water however the phycocyanin I am unfamiliar with.















i am not familiar with.
by barkeater
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 18243

Re: Water Temps

Just checked the USGS site for the SBR and there is a temperature graph! Is this new?
Yippee!
by barkeater
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA closings
Replies: 34
Views: 18197

Re: WMA closings

The State sent out an e-mail today that WMA's will start reopening today although they cautioned that it may take several days as there needs to be inspections and removal of barriers. We can now go trout fishing again in WMA's except the temps. are in the 90's and the trout streams unfishable. :lol:
by barkeater
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA closings
Replies: 34
Views: 18197

Re: WMA closings

I agree. I stop before the end of June. I was expressing my exasperation at seeing cars and fishermen this time of year in the musky. Saw several today at the pt. Mnt. TCA. Since the TCA's are C&R with exception of some allowing one over 15" I wonder if there is a way to close them when temps indic...