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by martalus
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A PSA about your PSA
Replies: 23
Views: 22052

Re: A PSA about your PSA

I am 45 and had a physical a few weeks ago. Just based on age, my doctor recommended a colonoscopy. She said while it may not be super pleasant, being dead is also not pleasant for my family. Apparently colon cancer is very treatable if caught early but if left untreated it becomes very deadly.
by martalus
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout
Replies: 3
Views: 8146

Re: Wild trout

I like the colors on that wild bow. Is the stream not known to have them and you happened to find one?
How big was the brown? Did you pull any drag?
by martalus
Tue Nov 14, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Seeing any redds?
Replies: 5
Views: 14662

Re: Seeing any redds?

How have flows been? Have they been too low to build redds? Or could the redds be in tributaries to these streams?
by martalus
Mon Oct 16, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: stringer culling etiquette ?
Replies: 6
Views: 19288

Re: stringer culling etiquette ?

It sounds illegal but also definitely immoral and unethical in my view. Perhaps another way to accomplish this would be to gift the unwanted trout to someone that looked like they needed them on the river instead of completing wasting them. Very few things will provoke an aggressive reaction with a ...
by martalus
Mon Sep 25, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: good flows for stocking/spawning season
Replies: 4
Views: 14236

Re: good flows for stocking/spawning season

It was a bonehead move on my part. I had just driven home from NC and was rushing to return rental truck by 7 pm. I dumped my gear in my front lawn and returned the rental truck. I was so tired when I got back at 8 pm I went to bed without bringing it in. The next morning when I woke up it was all g...
by martalus
Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: good flows for stocking/spawning season
Replies: 4
Views: 14236

good flows for stocking/spawning season

Things look pretty good for this fall season with all the recent rain. Any recent fishing reports? Unfortunately I had almost percent of my fishing gear stolen (fly rod, UL and M spinning rod, vest, boxes of flies/lures, etc) so I haven't been out since my NC trip.
by martalus
Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies
Replies: 22
Views: 795361

Re: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies

Skittering dry flies for remote wild brookies is like cheatin'!
by martalus
Wed Aug 23, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Blue Gill?
Replies: 11
Views: 42048

Re: Big Blue Gill?

I used to catch big ones at that tiny park in Voorhees state park. It often gets covered with Algae and sometimes the ranger chases you out. Mind you, these are not state record gills but nice dinner plate size ones that love to take a dry fly on a summer evening. hoppock grove? I have caught the l...
by martalus
Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Blue Gill?
Replies: 11
Views: 42048

Re: Big Blue Gill?

I used to catch big ones at that tiny park in Voorhees state park. It often gets covered with Algae and sometimes the ranger chases you out. Mind you, these are not state record gills but nice dinner plate size ones that love to take a dry fly on a summer evening.
by martalus
Thu Jul 27, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies
Replies: 22
Views: 795361

Re: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies

That is tricky photography-the one in the net looks bigger than 11 inches! That deep swimming hole has to hold some brutes greater than 11 inches! Even so, tangling with plentiful, chunky 7-11 inch native brookies in heavenly surroundings on light fly tackle with good company sounds like paradise! T...
by martalus
Thu Jul 27, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies
Replies: 22
Views: 795361

Re: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies

Looks like heaven! How big did the biggest brookies go? Looks like they are in the 14-15 inch range. Was the water cold?
by martalus
Tue Jul 25, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: awesome eats rite here !!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 16358

Re: awesome eats rite here !!!!

What is that green stuff behind/wrapped around the salmon? Alaska natives smoke the salmon in a similar way I think.
by martalus
Fri Jul 14, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The dog days of summer are upon us
Replies: 22
Views: 153524

Re: The dog days of summer are upon us

even better, white perch are great to eat and feisty on light tackle. I remember catching some in clinton below the reservoir about 20 years ago. Are they a remnant landlocked population that got cut off from Raritan bay hundreds of years ago when dams were put up or were they stocked at some point ...
by martalus
Thu Jul 13, 2023 11:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The dog days of summer are upon us
Replies: 22
Views: 153524

Re: The dog days of summer are upon us

Sounds like a great day! Were there lots of people fishing? Did the white bass (hybrid stripers?) also take crawlers?
by martalus
Thu Jun 15, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Mending the Line (film)
Replies: 1
Views: 7517

Mending the Line (film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9201772/ I was excited to see this movie in the theater yesterday-it is a fictional film about war veterans suffering from PTSD using fly fishing for trout in Montana for therapy. What's not to like? Unfortunately it has a pretty limited run in theaters-I did see it in ...
by martalus
Sun May 14, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: upper delaware west branch 5-14-23
Replies: 9
Views: 14313

Re: upper delaware west branch 5-14-23

Sorry to hear about the lack of action. Sometimes you just have to offer up time and effort to the fish gods for future rewards.
by martalus
Thu May 04, 2023 10:36 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: McMichael Creek 4-6-23
Replies: 19
Views: 47298

Re: McMichael Creek 4-6-23

Damn right-any fishing license in the states, resident or non, is a bargain compared to other uses of money these days. It feels like inflation hasn't really affected fishing licenses. How much does a beer or glass of wine cost and a mediocre restaurant cost these days? what about 2-3 drinks with an...
by martalus
Tue May 02, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: White Perch
Replies: 22
Views: 62012

Re: White Perch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xQrZWxju4g

This guy is seriously fast at fileting a white perch! That must be a sharp knife and decades of experience! Also those gloves help to prevent the fish from sliding around.
by martalus
Mon May 01, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: water levels
Replies: 17
Views: 31855

Re: water levels

SBRR over 1500 CFS in High Bridge-how much rain did y'all get??
by martalus
Mon May 01, 2023 9:47 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: White Perch
Replies: 22
Views: 62012

Re: White Perch

White perch are a smaller, scrappier cousin of the Striped bass. You are correct-they live most of the year in tidal, brackish water (bays, estuaries, brackish parts of rivers near a bay/ocean). They spawn in fresh water parts of rivers that are accessible to these brackish areas). I believe there n...