Last weekend (3/14) Bill and I tried to think of somewhere that might be good to fish with all the rain and high water. We decided to take a gamble. Some times betting it all on red pays off...
We took a bit of a drive around NJ and decided to try our luck on some streams that we thought might hold big fish. We were right. Bill got this one on his Center Pin. If you want a Center Pin for this season, you better order ASAP or you will miss the bus. Email us now. firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday I took advantage of the closed regular trout season on our local pa trout waters to explore some new waters under special regulation with my buddy Ric. We arrived late in the afternoon to find the water had been thoroughly fished by anglers using all sorts of methods. Of the anglers we spoke to on our way to the stream, most had landed a few while fishing and had found success using fly and spinning tackle.
We arrived to find the stream running a bit high and slightly off color due to the melting snow… Perfect! Shortly after arriving at the stream I met my first trout from this new and beautiful stream. It was a spirited rainbow. Shortly after, a second and a third. It's always impressive to experience the result of effective fishing techniques and presentations. Fishing this stream with the Troutpinner using float fishing techniques was no exception.
Eager takers were found on Jigs, flys and globugs under a 2g float tied to 3lb blackbird florocarbon. Ric also found success working a small plug on ultra light spinning tackle plying the riffles and deeper pool sections.
Ric and I decided to leave fish and spend the remainder of daylight hiking the new stream to get a better idea of what it had to offer which should pay off on our next visit.
Just wanted to mention it was really nice meeting a few of you fellows who were fishing that day. Also I want to congratulate Dave on his first trout on a fly rod. Fly or Pin, it’s all about the drift. The fish will let you know when you have it right. Look forward to seeing you guys in the future!
Took a quick road trip out through the Limestone this past weekend to do some hiking on South Mountain. This trip took me past a few freestone creeks as well as the beloved limestone streams. Lots of ice on the freestone streams with all the cold weather we have been having, but those Limestone Streams were looking wonderful. The water levels are really up, but perfect. The color is translucent green with about 2 feet of visibiltiy in the lower sections. This is the time of the year when big things attract the big browns! If you get a chance skip work and take the drive out to the Letort or Yellow Breeches. You will have the fish to yourself.
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Now get out there, find some open water, and catch some fish. The spring creeks are looking fantastic!!