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Old 05-10-2018, 06:32 PM
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Default Raritan River Robust Rainbows

Stopped at Manville at around 1pm today after the shad fishing with Rutgers.

Previously in the week I tried fishing way below nevius street bridge to sommervile with only two lmb. Where are the smallies D: ??

Thankfully today that was fullfied. Snatched a fun sized one. Then a bitsy one.
Took the knock-off gopro out for a test run and got this footage (nothing exciting):

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Fished more, worked downstream, battery ran out, then I finally hit some more fish.

My jig gets CRUSHED! like I never had before. Was just letting it swing through the current and something DRAGS the jig down. Feisty rainbow- And not a spring stockie!

I was used to catching trout this size in 40 degree water... Dad always told me they fought harder when its warmer. I understand what he means now.

This whole experience was overshadowed by the next rainbow which was even bigger and meaner on my jig.

Everything caught on 1/8th oz black jigs.

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Second trout:



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Old 05-10-2018, 07:42 PM
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Great fish and super cool to bump into you!
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:57 PM
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Great fish and super cool to bump into you!
Same! Keep me posted on what you're catching.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:13 PM
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Sweet fish dude! I gotta get down there and fish with you sometime soon!
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:39 PM
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Shad fishing with Rutgers was slowwwww. The bottom is paved with lures at the ladder if you want to load up !

Nice Rainbows far, far, far from ANY stocking point on the Raritan river.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:04 AM
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Nice Rainbows! Sounds like real good action, thanks for the report.

I was upstream from you and got a decent one and a few cookie cutter stockies.

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Old 05-11-2018, 08:29 AM
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Great rainbows!!! Awesome day.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:54 AM
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Nice thick rainbows! Look like some healthy fish.

Like the alliteration in the title as well lol
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:23 PM
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Looks like another batch of holdovers to me. Where did all the 9-10 inch stockies go? Haha! Good catchin’! Way to find some good sized fish bud!!!
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Nice chunky bows buddy. You put in the time and it eventually pays off. Nicely Done.
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