Monday, April 14, 2008

Trout Update #2

I went to the Lawrence Brook tonight: this river has been dammed multiple times to create ponds and lakes. However, between Davidson Mill Pond and Farrington Lake, the brook, in places, resembles a stream and possesses a moderate grade. I learned from some people I met there last Monday that the state throws trout into the river from the bridge; therefore, because it is only ten miles away, I went for about 45 minutes of fishing. I got a bunch of sunfish and finally hooked into a 12 inch stocked brook trout on a hare's ear nymph. I gave the fish to a Mexican couple who said they would eat it and promptly left to come back to the apartment and do more work. Normally, I'm catch and release through-and-through, but if that trout were to live to summer the water temperature would kill it. So I was glad to give it to those two nice people who had no clue what they were doing (using bobbers in a river! c'mon, are you serious?).

Overall Total: 7

River Breakdown:

Raritan River, South Branch - 6 (3 Stocked Brook, 1 Wild Brook, 1 Stocked Brown, 1 Wild Brown)
Lawrence Brook - 1 (1 Stocked Brook)

Species Breakdown:

Brook Trout - 5
Stocked - 4
Wild - 1

Brown Trout - 2
Wild - 1
Stocked - 1

Rainbow Trout - 0
Stocked - 0
Wild - 0

Stocked Trout - 5
Wild Trout - 2

Trout 15+ Inches: 0

Angling Breakdown:

Fly Fishing Rod - 7 (4 Stocked Brook, 1 Wild Brook, 1 Stocked Brown, 1 Wild Brown)

Spinning Rod - 0