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by BiggerThomas
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Beautiful Fall Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Beautiful Fall Colors

Razorbacker wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:13 am
Im an engineer..... pictures worth a 1000 words! :)
There's a saying in the writing world: "show, don't tell."

Great report!
by BiggerThomas
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Streams have been completely changed..
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: Streams have been completely changed..

As strange as it might sound, NJ Angler has provided a bedrock of normalcy, predictability, and structure for me over the years: no matter what the cosmos throws at us--earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods--Mark is there, catching wild browns, no matter what. :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Franklin pond creek
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Franklin pond creek

This report is from 2004. Not sure how relevant it still is, but the then-current data would warrant a trip imo: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/wms/bfbm/do ... i085-1.pdf
by BiggerThomas
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Moonshine Rod Co.
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Moonshine Rod Co.

No, but the combo sounds appealing :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rain doing any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Rain doing any good?

if my basement sump pump is any indication, I'd say the water table got a bit of a boost the past 24 hours. So I guess this is the part of the storm where we all start boasting (or confessing) how many inches we got. :lol: Here's a great map if you're interested: https://www.iweathernet.com/total-r...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Merrill Creek Reservoir and an Inflatable 'Yak
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Merrill Creek Reservoir and an Inflatable 'Yak

I picked up this inflatable kayak for $180 (last winter) https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Explorer-K2-Kayak-Yellow/dp/B00AIQ8LGG/ref=asc_df_B00AIQ8LGG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=532261498782&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14613655406460235682&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 17
Views: 4238

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

The big horn was the mecca of the 80's and 90's , had some problems and is quickly getting back to its former glory!! Not sure about the surrounding small waters , but if ya move there , you can tell us all about it!! good luck Thanks. One guide I spoke with wrote "There is a lifetime of small stre...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 17
Views: 4238

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

After some research and talking to fly guides across the country, I am throwing Sheridan, WY into the mix. Decent small town (17,000 people) and it checks all the major boxes of where I'd like to live next. Anyone ever fished the Big Horn or the Big Horn Mountains (tons of small streams)?
by BiggerThomas
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021

Troutman wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:48 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:57 pm
cappy wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:18 pm
The coordinates provided are in Hackettstown.
So 82 degree water then :lol:
Hmm, that warm, eh? Maybe I don't have a leak in my waders, after all.... :oops: :o
by BiggerThomas
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021

40°51'11.5"N 74°48'42.1"W
by BiggerThomas
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Variety Village on the Musconetcong--7/31/2021

I'm posting this in the NJ Trout Fishing forum because, well, it's been slow, plus I had intended to catch trout in NJ when I went to the Musky today; however, it didn't really turn out that way :lol: I had no luck nymphing (scud + hare's ear combo) so I switched to a dry fly (R. Wulff). I spent the...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch 7/24/21:
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: South Branch 7/24/21:

Last week Central Jersey Stream Team did an in river clean up on the South Branch of the Raritan river from side street Clawson Rd to Studdiford bridge, about 2 miles. 14 volunteers pulled about 57 tires from the river that day and were left in the parking lot. Unfortunately that night flooding rai...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Melt-down? Storing Waders for Summer Road Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Melt-down? Storing Waders for Summer Road Trip

Heading west where things are hotter. Wondering if you older-hands have any advice about traveling with your waders subjected to the high heat that may happen under a pick-up truck topper/cap? Really like the new waders and don't want to damage them! :?: Why not just wear them in the air-conditione...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 60 Degree Temps in July
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: 60 Degree Temps in July

Anyone else take advantage of the weather today. Went to the upper BF. Would have been satisfied with one. Ended up with three rainbows and two brookies, all on top. That sounds awesome, Cappy. Speaking of summer dry-fly fishing on the Big Flat, I was out recently during one of these cool mornings ...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 60 Degree Temps in July
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: 60 Degree Temps in July

Anyone else take advantage of the weather today. Went to the upper BF. Would have been satisfied with one. Ended up with three rainbows and two brookies, all on top. That sounds awesome, Cappy. Speaking of summer dry-fly fishing on the Big Flat, I was out recently during one of these cool mornings ...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cicada Hype?
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Cicada Hype?

MickyFinn wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:20 pm
Neighbor says squirrels and chipmunks are eating them in her backyard. Has anyone experienced anything to support the idea of FISH eating such "filet mignon"? :?:
Haven't seen one yet in N. Somerset County. Where are you?
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 2789

Re: Brookies

lightenup wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:04 am
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Another little native brookie eating dry flies. This one was picky and only would eat a size 18 sulphur emerger...
L-up, is this a picture of a brookie on a line being reeled in, or is it just rising vertically like it's on roids?
by BiggerThomas
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cahill and crucifixion
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Cahill and crucifixion

martalus wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:56 pm
is that a fish hanging from the wire and if so, what kind of fish??
I'd know that fish anywhere. Its Latin name is Deathus Electrocutionus
by BiggerThomas
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: River Runner
Replies: 2
Views: 696

River Runner

Not sure how accurate this is, but it's cool: https://river-runner.samlearner.com/

For context, here's the Continental Divide:
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 2789

Re: Brookies

lightenup wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:42 am
Where does the upper SBR officially start?
Can we stop with the philosophical questions? I come here to decompress. :lol: