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JDTuna 05-02-2018 09:55 AM

Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
On Saturday, I had to be at a wedding in the afternoon so my fishing options were limited. I decided to go to a spot I had only recently started fishing. So far, it had produced and I had a score to settle with a big brown that I had pulled the hooks on a couple of weeks ago.

The day started off well, and I ended up catching the first brown of the day in the same spot I'd found fish the last time. Not a big fish, but a nice one nonetheless.


I didn't see anything else until I got to a beautiful, deep hole. I hadn't seen a fish in this particular spot the last two times I'd been here, and it surprised me because it was such a classic spot. I worked my way through, and all of a sudden a very nice brown chased my lure to my feet before heading back into the depths. I casted again, and the fish slammed the lure. After a spirited fight, I slipped the net under an 18.5 inch brown.


Not long after, I put another nice brown in the net. Beautiful colors on this one.


I continued to work my way up to s hole that I knew would st least hold a couple of fish. Just below the hole, there was a small log in the water tight to the bank. It wasn't impressive looking structure, but I pitched a cast in there anyway. I immediately had a fish swipe at the lure. It looked like a nice fish right in the 14 to 16 inch range. I took a second cast and hooked up. It took the fish a second to realize it was hooked. Once it did, it began a serious of jumps clearing the water by 3 feet. I realized this dish was much bigger than my previous estimate. The fish powered around the river, then bulldogged down in the deeper area. I got close to the fish, keeping pressure on it. I couldn't move its head, but suddenly it popped up to the surface and started thrashing. I seized the opportunity and slipped the net under the fish. It was a huge brown, my new personal best for a NJ stream. The fish still had plenty of energy and a quick attempt to measure the fish put it at over 22 inches, but it was difficult to get an exact measurement on the thrashing fish and I didn't want to take too much time. I snapped a couple of pics and watched her disappear back into the river.




I fish for another 10 minutes or so and pulled the hook on a rainbow and called it a day.

akoop 05-02-2018 10:04 AM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Those are some awesome fish. Looks like you found brown town!!! Congrats on the new PB.

kcritch 05-02-2018 11:44 AM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Now that's how you do it...Really nice set of fish and congrats on the new PB dude.

Drossi 05-02-2018 12:43 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Sweet fish. Nice looking stream too.

Chrisper4694 05-02-2018 12:51 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
there are no wild trout that size in NJ sorry...i dismiss your photographic proof

RiverRat77 05-02-2018 03:00 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
great job!! Those are some nice browns. Congratulations on the personal best bro.

Jigman13 05-02-2018 03:42 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Nice fish justin. That last one is a tank.

bunker dunker 05-02-2018 03:42 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
great job JD,congrats

BT67 05-02-2018 04:04 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Browntown :eek:

thmyorke1 05-02-2018 05:11 PM

Re: Monster NJ Brown (4/28/18)
Damn! :eek:

Big browns!!!! Woooooowe.

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