Passaic River fishing
Posted February 07 2001 - 7:14 AM
Posted February 07 2001 - 8:13 AM
[This message has been edited by DaveK (edited 02-07-2001).]
Posted February 07 2001 - 8:38 AM
I'm in Rockaway so none of its too far from me. The stretch around Twin Bridges through the Peace Meadows looks especially remote. I would imagine even in the cold water they'd take plastics since they're taking baitfish. Fish are very lethargic from what's being reported. Unfortunately with all the snow on the ground its going to be a while until the water warms. Once the air gets a little warmer I'm willing to give it a shot and explore. We could even do some shuttle trips. FRom the bridge at Rt. 46b in Fairfield to Twin Bridges would make a great float. Plenty of parking at both spots and the entire stretch is inaccessable from shore.
Posted February 07 2001 - 9:28 AM
Posted February 07 2001 - 11:13 AM
The Muskies and Northerns were put in the river to control the carp. They're getting big on them. What kind of yak do you have?
Posted February 07 2001 - 11:46 AM
Posted February 08 2001 - 7:08 AM
Posted February 08 2001 - 11:39 AM
Thanks for the offer, I'll let you know...
hmmm now what kind of lure will immitate a carp????
Posted February 08 2001 - 7:29 PM
You know I'm in. Can take the canoe or use your spare yak.
DaveK, How is it in Waywayanda? I live in Hardyston and have been up there with the family but never fished it. Usually too noisy on the weekends.
Posted February 09 2001 - 6:33 AM
Brian, I'm also gonna have a troling motor for my buddies 12' aluminum this year so the boat becomes another option. My prefered method is the yak but early season the boat would be nice.
From what I've learned recently I think that I'm gonna spend a lot of time fishing the Passaic until the water warms to the point that the fishing turns off. Smallies, northerns and muskies in well under 1/2 hour from my door sounds great.
Posted February 09 2001 - 8:45 AM
Yes, WW. does get noisy during the summer. I have had my best luck up there May and June, early in the AM, before the water warms up and everyone is swimming. I like the drop offs around the deep holes. Best catches last June were a 4lb bass and a 3lb rainbow, both on live bait, other species I have caught there are pearch, cappie and pickerel I've had limmited luck with lures.
You also have a pretty good chance of seeing black bears up there as well. I've seen them a few times while mountain biking.
Can't wait for the spring!!!
Posted February 09 2001 - 9:38 AM
Thanks. I could show you pictures of the Bears nosing around my kids swing set. They like to steal my bird-feeder. I have to hike up the ridge looking for it sometimes. I think they are cool. Need to pay attention but they are cool.
Ever fish the small pound back up behind WW? Also the small lake on your right before the main lake parking lot?
Posted February 09 2001 - 10:40 AM
Never fished those spots...
Yes, the bears are cool. My nephews from LI got to see one last year. He was walking north on the path that leads to the lake by the camping area. Can't say for sure but I'm guessing he was close to 200 pounds. He headed for the garbage cans and we gave him some room and headed back to the lake for a swim.
Posted February 09 2001 - 1:21 PM