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  1. Default Getting ready for Spring 2014 - Central and North New Jersey

    Hi all.

    It's just about time for the state to start stocking the trout and I want to be ready for opening day in April.

    What kinds of flies should I be stocking up on? What works for stocked trout around here in NJ? I've heard a stocked trout's diet is a little different from a wild trout and since it's early in the season i'm not sure what I should be using.

    I fished a lot last summer and fall for bass and pan fish but this is my first spring fishing for trout. I'll be fishing lakes and streams around I-78 if that helps.

    Thanks in advanced!

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    Default Re: Getting ready for Spring 2014 - Central and North New Jersey

    It all depends on the situation you always want to have bead head nymphs in a variety of colors along with small dry flies and a few mediumsand a couple streamers just in case also you should try to find out what is hatch is going on in your area

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    throw junk for numbers, eggs, sucker spawn, san juans. I really like the guides choice hares ear,14 and 16. try small clousers and slump busters ,size 12,s , to resurrect the bite from time to time. oh barr;s BWO emerger as well,# 14.16,,,good luck.
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    Alright! Cool stuff. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Getting ready for Spring 2014 - Central and North New Jersey

    I fish a lot of warren and hunterdon county streams. Have lots of luck with caddis, and sulfer patterns

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxicfly View Post
    I fish a lot of warren and hunterdon county streams. Have lots of luck with caddis, and sulfer patterns

    Jason
    the stockers get used to the natural food source quickly. all in all I find that w/ nymphs, depth is the biggest factor, then speed, size and color in that order. many exceptions of course w/ hatches,etc. I think that's why a buddy of mine does so well on copper johns. he doesn't tie so the nymphs he uses are un-weighted. the CJ's just get down quicker. I also get bites on big stimulator dry's from the the new stockers....go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powderfinger View Post
    the stockers get used to the natural food source quickly. all in all I find that w/ nymphs, depth is the biggest factor, then speed, size and color in that order. many exceptions of course w/ hatches,etc. I think that's why a buddy of mine does so well on copper johns. he doesn't tie so the nymphs he uses are un-weighted. the CJ's just get down quicker. I also get bites on big stimulator dry's from the the new stockers....go figure.
    Haha yea I've caught stockers with some pretty big patterns. My grandfather once showed me a trick to get these stockers to bite when they aren't feeding. Just grab a few small pebbles and toss into the water. They are conditioned to the pellets from the hatchery. Then throw out your fly and bam!

    Jason

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