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Old 04-26-2011, 03:36 PM
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I recently moved to NJ and was please to find out (thanks to Google Earth) that there were a few nice ponds in my new neighborhood. Grabbed my 6 wt, a pocket full of flies and a nice cigar. No Bass yet but plenty of angry pan fish to keep me busy. An Olive, unweighted Woolly had them biting pretty good. By 9AM the sun was up and they were crashing poppers as fast as I could cast them.
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Very nice looking fish! Don't you just love Google Earth, great way to find new water to explore. I used it last weekend to find some backroads into a spot I wanted to try fishing, it sure is a handy tool.

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Very nice looking fish! Don't you just love Google Earth, great way to find new water to explore. I used it last weekend to find some backroads into a spot I wanted to try fishing, it sure is a handy tool.

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Thanks! It's a great tool. All they need to add is:
- Species of fish
- Average size
- When to catch 'em
- And what flies to use.
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Jersey is a fun place fishing wise. You'll be loving the jetties in a few weeks, the bay should be starting to heat up now. The trout fishing is pretty darn good too.
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That looks like fun,

Some of those larger Crappie probably thrashed around pretty good till you could get them reeled in. I think pan fish feel bigger than other fish of the same size or larger because of their shape.

Always enjoyed catching them,

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That looks like fun,

Some of those larger Crappie probably thrashed around pretty good till you could get them reeled in. I think pan fish feel bigger than other fish of the same size or larger because of their shape.

Always enjoyed catching them,

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I agree. If BlueGills grew to 7 lbs I swear you would need a 10WT to get them out of the water!
I had so much fun there yesterday I went back again this morning. The fattest Crappie I've ever seen absolutely demolished my fly! Sorry the pic is fuzzy, I was shaking when I took it. Also found some nice sized Perch in the same honey hole.
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Hi Swirlchaser,

Welcome to NJ! Where abouts did you move to? Looks like you had a couple of nice outings. Those fish remind me of an old haunt of mine in Warren County.

See you on the water!

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Welcome to NJ! Where abouts did you move to? Looks like you had a couple of nice outings. Those fish remind me of an old haunt of mine in Warren County.

See you on the water!

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I'm in Middlesex now. I've fished NJ Trout waters but I never came out this way for warm water fish. This spot is the watershed for Sayreville. You need to be a resident to get a permit so I'm guessing it doesn't get fished as much as your average lake. How's the fishing by you? Can you find a parking spot near the Gorge these days?
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I haven't even gone near the gorge since prior to opening day. Monday evening I got into some nice dry fly fishing upstream of Califon and there were only a few guys fishing. Then they stocked Tuesday and the whole place has been a zoo!
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thats a huge ass crappie!! looks like a good time though
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