Do you fish New Jersey's best wild trout stream? If so, this is your place to relax, kick back, and discuss your time spent on this wonderful river. The South Branch has 2 special trout conservation areas, the un-stocked Claremont Trout Conservation Area in Long Valley and the Ken Lockwood Gorge No-Kill below Califon and above High Bridge. This river is teeming with wild brooks, browns and rainbows which all reproduce naturally in different areas of the watershed. Its many tributaries also contribute lots of wild trout.
Hatches were uncharacteristically slow since the floods and yesterday evening was no exception. Our Hendricksons are nearly over and I have yet to see a March Brown, but I wasn't expecting to this early in the cold year we've had so far. The question that remains is how late our sulphurs (... [ READ MORE... ]
After last week's torrential rains, the river is back to fishable levels unlike its neighbors to the west, the Musky and the Pequest, two limestone influenced rivers that are much slower to drop after a big rain event. This should get our final Hendricksons hatching and their spinners will be on... [ READ MORE... ]