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Old 11-07-2019, 02:05 AM
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This just came across my computer. Don't put your boats away yet. Maybe a meet and greet salmon day?
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:48 AM
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NJ has absolutely marvelous freshwater fisheries management.. Makes NY look like idiots.. What NJ does with the limited water resources it has is very impressive.bob
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:39 AM
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I've never targeted these but would like to give them a try. Anyone have any tips to share?
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:40 AM
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They'll get big in there, that's for sure.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:09 PM
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They'll get big in there, that's for sure.

enough forage for that?
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:22 PM
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Yea. And its only 450 LLs. Some will certainly become eagle food; others, people food. The few that survive will get fat. Alewives, panfish, shiners, scuds, etc. Plenty to eat...
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Yea. And its only 450 LLs. Some will certainly become eagle food; others, people food. The few that survive will get fat. Alewives, panfish, shiners, scuds, etc. Plenty to eat...
When they are in lakes with alewives, they eat almost nothing else, and go completely out of character like most other fish do.
They act like saltwater fish, which in reality is what they are more or less, and key on big concentrations of greasy baitfish, and stay close to them in open water.. The only thing that you can key on when in lakes is the bait balls during warm weather months ..
When you see a big blob of bait mid lake suspended say 30 to 60 feet deep, there will be fish marks around the bait.. Invariably the marks closest to the surface are landlocks. Brown, Rainbows, and of course lakers all will usually go somewhat deeper than LL salmon.
There are times when they roam around in cold water however close to shore.. best time is Late fall, mid winter, when the water is still open, and early spring.. They are aggressive and are not that hard to catch when they are around.. Main problem with them is they are fast, move around a lot, are suspended on bait much of time, and are just not that easy to find consistently.. Like a lot of fish, the guys that get out a lot and put the time in will catch them.. They can be tough for the occasional angler.

Nothing better than a Herring suspended under a bobber.

. They love them..|
I have caught them on Rooster Tails, Cleos, White marabou jigs, are great, and small trolled rapalas, rebels, thundersticks, or clones in natural colors.. Nothing beats a good old silver and black rapala for surface trolling.. Oh yeah, they like fast lures!.

You can't possibly move it fast enough that they can't catch it.. Put the time in, and you'll catch them.... bob
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:47 PM
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maybe now they will find a way to bring back the brookies and browns!
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maybe now they will find a way to bring back the brookies and browns!
who knows at this point
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:04 PM
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maybe now they will find a way to bring back the brookies and browns!
Trout fishing has changed drastically.. Now everyone wants overstuffed, morbidly obese grease fed trout that swim under and around big undulating masses of landlocked alewives.. If they put brookies in those lakes with alewives they would do the exact same thing.. Even in the freestone creeks and streams. what does everyone long for? To catch a fat old cow 2 years past her breeding prime that gets thrown in there so some kid can catch the fish of a lifetime on a Zebco rod and reel combo and a glob of garden worms.. it is what it is... Today its often more about catching than fishing no mater where you go and what you fish for.. bob
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