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by joe_panella
Mon May 13, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: March Browns?
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: March Browns?

I was down at the Pequannock looking around and did not see much in the way of bugs. I used to hit great hatches in the poconos Memorial day weekend. I usually see March Browns on the Pequannock all of May. Granted there are not tons of them but fish take the drys.
by joe_panella
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A Good Spring Ahead
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: A Good Spring Ahead

Nice fish, did you bring him up without a hatch or was something on the water?
by joe_panella
Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: musconetcong gorge
Replies: 15
Views: 8199

Re: musconetcong gorge

anyone ever fish this area? is it like the ken lockwood gorge? have you caught fish in the musky gorge? are you able to get around the 30' tall dam? my plan is to park at a fishing acess point upstream and hike downstream to the gorge or i could float my pontoon down there but then i would have to ...
by joe_panella
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: she's going down for the count
Replies: 14
Views: 127130

Re: she's going down for the count

Is there some possilbe TU work here?
by joe_panella
Tue Oct 31, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: NFC adds Maryland and Arkansas state chapters
Replies: 1
Views: 32776

Re: NFC adds Maryland and Arkansas state chapters

Oh man, they have Winstons for the lifetime membership. It may have to go in the rack next to my TU lifetime winston
by joe_panella
Mon Oct 23, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Caddis "dry flly"
Replies: 11
Views: 54009

Re: Caddis "dry flly"

Roy, for me the answer varies. If chasing native brookies in a small stream, the standard run of the mill tan elk hair dry is as good a fly as you can ask for. On bigger rivers when the trout are taking emerging caddis below the surface film, seldom. But I will try a spent wing caddis which is the ...
by joe_panella
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout
Replies: 4
Views: 28192

Re: Wild trout

I love to see wild fish coming out of the Musky, especially browns. I have not been to the lower section in a decade at least. I would hope with all the work done that the population of wild browns has been expanding. I am curious if anyone see redds in the main river or if the spawning is only taki...
by joe_panella
Thu Aug 24, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies
Replies: 22
Views: 892184

Re: Headed to NH's White Mtns for brookies

I Hope you were dry fly fishing. Beautiful photos.
by joe_panella
Fri Jul 28, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bamboo rod repair
Replies: 6
Views: 60389

Re: Bamboo rod repair

I would go with Art. I would think he would be more willing to do it as a full time rodmaker and his prices are very good. You can also try dennis menscer up at the West Branch. I am also friend with a gentleman named Munsey Wheby who i think would do it but you would have to send it. He is also a g...
by joe_panella
Wed Jun 07, 2023 1:53 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Has anyone here fished the Little Lehigh in Allentown ?
Replies: 10
Views: 22418

Re: Has anyone here fished the Little Lehigh in Allentown ?

I am 46 and used to drive through the area at times to pick up my roomate in allentown on my way to school at WVU. The area is unrecognizable compared to 20 years ago. The amount of development is off the charts. I have never fished it, but don't see how a spring creek in that area can maintain thro...
by joe_panella
Tue May 23, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A huge wild brown...
Replies: 4
Views: 18813

Re: A huge wild brown...

In 2014 it had decent shocking numbers. I have heard bed reports on this stream forever, I think it is probably pounded. It was most likely the source of the wild browns in the Rockaway in Dover.
by joe_panella
Wed May 03, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Thank You for 15 Years of GST!!
Replies: 20
Views: 107319

Re: Thank You for 15 Years of GST!!

Thanks for providing us this resource all these years. It is much appreciated Tom.
by joe_panella
Sun Apr 09, 2023 7:17 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: McMichael Creek 4-6-23
Replies: 19
Views: 78336

Re: McMichael Creek 4-6-23

Those frankenfish should not be put in trout streams.
by joe_panella
Sat Apr 01, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spin fishing gear
Replies: 15
Views: 21761

Spin fishing gear

I know basically nothing about spin fishing anymore. What kind/size spinning rod and reel do you use for trout. Also what are the popular spinners people use and what size. Thanks in advance. I want to get my kids fishing, and I want to slowly work them into fly rods.
by joe_panella
Tue Mar 21, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Fishing near Scranton University
Replies: 5
Views: 17703

Re: Fishing near Scranton University

The Lackawanna is probably the best Trophy trout river in the state just behind the West Branch. Not sure the laws as part of it is Trophy, and very little of it is stocked. What Joe said. Giant browns that run you into submerged shopping carts and break you off. . Some have said the biggest fish i...
by joe_panella
Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:09 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Fishing near Scranton University
Replies: 5
Views: 17703

Re: Fishing near Scranton University

The Lackawanna is probably the best Trophy trout river in the state just behind the West Branch. Not sure the laws as part of it is Trophy, and very little of it is stocked.
by joe_panella
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly box set up
Replies: 17
Views: 33384

Re: Fly box set up

I'm old school and still use a vest... I was thinking about this the other day watching hipsters fly fishing on youtube. I think i am the old guy now with a vest and net hanging on the back from a zinger. I have a simms waist pack and have a hard time getting used to it and i don't think i can use ...
by joe_panella
Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hey Twism, got any news for us???
Replies: 25
Views: 73178

Re: Hey Twism, got any news for us???

Hey everyone!! I guess I should check my site once and awhile! EDB89E60-71E3-4F0D-ACA5-C303C3848F08.jpeg Here is Isabel!! She's beautiful! Now you only have one job, but it is a critical job. You must keep her off the pole. Same advice I gave to @troutfishing4life a year ago. :lol: Truer words have...
by joe_panella
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: ice fishing fatalities
Replies: 22
Views: 74787

Re: ice fishing fatalities

I live in kinnelon and got alerts about this. I don't ice fish and can't think of anything less fun. I do feel bad for their families. Rip.
by joe_panella
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Gear Swap
Topic: Paul French Bamboo
Replies: 0
Views: 33280

Paul French Bamboo

Guys i have a bamboo rod for sale. It is a lawn cast only Paul French Bamboo rod. 6' 2/2 and for a 3 or 4 weight. It is a cool little rod. Casts very nicely and would be a wonderful brook trout rod. Looking for $600 His rods last sold in the very early 2000s for 1350 new and i believe they were carr...