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by BiggerThomas
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Public Service Announcement

I used to catch fish there but not too much as of late. In fact, my largest Brookie(a fat girthy one) came out of that river, but it doesn't fish well for long, in part because it heats up quickly in the spring. I also tried the two wild streams but to no avail.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Public Service Announcement

Stay away from the Black River until further notice. I got skunked there today and I highly doubt there are any fish in that river, even tho it was stocked two weeks ago. :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: KLG 10/19/22
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: KLG 10/19/22

Nice. That place is a gem, year after year.
by BiggerThomas
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: upper musky today
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: upper musky today

Beautiful shots, nice report broski.
by BiggerThomas
Sun Oct 23, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: KLG 10/19/22
Replies: 6
Views: 999

KLG 10/19/22

Took the day off last Wednesday to try my luck on the KLG. Not too many leaves on the water, which meant they're up in the trees :)

Nice flows, great foliage, and the trout were cooperative. Get out there if you can, fellas!
by BiggerThomas
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. - Jim Holland
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

Re: R.I.P. - Jim Holland

I think a proper tribute to Jim would be renaming the one fly contest to the "Jim Holland Cup". Jim was the master of ceremonies at the contest and without him there would have been no contest. I would be happy to donate money for a trophy or plaque. This is up to the state council of TU but I real...
by BiggerThomas
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warm Water Alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: Warm Water Alternatives

Pretty much any of the stocked streams that aren't designated "trout maintenance" will have populations of bass, sunnies, and the ever present fall fish. I too ain't much of a pond/lake guy. Don't have a watercraft and don't really have the patience to learn that game. Not to dismiss the OP's disin...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bermuda...or NJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Bermuda...or NJ?

Hit a nice clear lake today with the inflatable kayak and my 3wt St. Croix rod outfitted with the remnants of a size 10 mouse fly. Tons of bluegill and sunfish, all caught on top water, some strikes being quite violent. So much fun. The kayak is great for lake fishing because you can access pretty m...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: recommendation on a GREAT pair of wading boots
Replies: 22
Views: 3649

Re: recommendation on a GREAT pair of wading boots

I'll add my vote for Chota...I've had mine for over 8 years.
by BiggerThomas
Tue May 31, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gas prices $$$$$$$
Replies: 34
Views: 5963

Re: Gas prices $$$$$$$

I tossed about 50 goldfish into a kiddie pool I still have from when my boys were very young. If you stand in it with your eyes closed and play a "whisper in the trees" online sound bit, it's kinda like being on the Big Flatbrook.
by BiggerThomas
Thu May 26, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Why No Temperature Closures?
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Re: Why No Temperature Closures?

We have two catch and release sections in NJ which means if the conditions (flow and temp) are not ideal for trout survival people should not be fishing. Yet, every summer, we see people fishing and catching/releasing trout destined for a raccoon dinner. Why doesn't NJ F&W close these sections of r...
by BiggerThomas
Tue May 24, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

I, on the other hand, landed only a few compliments on my casting. The parking lot was full but it was nice to get out on the river and see the GST Webmaster, Tom Twism. I did catch a few of these little monsters from a pond I visited while my son was taking tennis lessons tonight. Felt good to hear...
by BiggerThomas
Mon May 23, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Hope you guys had a great time, just got back from Nashville and had to work They all got arrested for smoking weed in a WCA, and drinking beer on state property...all the bamboo rods were confiscated and are being sold for charity to drug and drinking programs... They all need to enter re-hab for ...
by BiggerThomas
Thu May 19, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Or, how about just show up and see what happens... maybe we'll just stand around and tell fish stories 😂 that would be enticing if someone would bring the hot dogs & hamburgers ;) Ill bring the beer..... No matter the weather, its always good drinking weather! This is great. We're about a six-pack ...
by BiggerThomas
Wed May 18, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Or, how about just show up and see what happens... maybe we'll just stand around and tell fish stories 😂
by BiggerThomas
Wed May 18, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Hopefully we can get a confirmation that the lot is open. As we know, it’s busy on the slowest of days. I’m hopeful the cool nights will keep the temps fishable, but as Joe said, crazy we have to talk about this in May!! Unfortunately the temperature function for the gauge is off now. I have it on ...
by BiggerThomas
Wed May 18, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Sulphurs are hatching. move this to the evening you boobs!!!!! Dries and bamboo are perfect together....maybe the water is too warm then??? I'm usually up for making things interesting, but I think I'll pass on standing in water holding a graphite rod during an afternoon/evening thunderstorm. https...
by BiggerThomas
Wed May 18, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Sulphurs are hatching. move this to the evening you boobs!!!!! Dries and bamboo are perfect together....maybe the water is too warm then??? I'm usually up for making things interesting, but I think I'll pass on standing in water holding a graphite rod during an afternoon/evening thunderstorm. https...
by BiggerThomas
Wed May 18, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: GST Fishing Camaraderie Day 5/22/22 @ the lower KLG
Replies: 62
Views: 11275

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

Bump. The weekend will bring air temps in the 90s--with afternoon T-storms--but I plan on fishing the Lower KLG Sunday morning if the water temps are still under 67 degrees.