I went out with my girl friend's dad for opening day of trout season in NJ. We went to a popular park on the rockaway river. I saw one guy catch a decent trout and maybe 4-5 other small ones caught. Usually you just see fish after fish get caught, people limit out and leave to cook their catch. We couldn't catch anything on any lure or even worms. The next part is kind of weird but i swear i'm not making this up. A container of this marshmallow looking bait comes floating down the river basically hitting my leg so i pluck it up and figure it has to be some kind of an omen right lol. So i hooked it up (and wade over to a totally different spot ) and i finally started getting nibbles...thought they were suckers but at that point i wanted to catch anything. Turns out this 17" Brook Trout sucked up that bait and, since i'd only caught the small 9-10" trout the state mostly stocks up to this point, this fish was just awesome to fight on light tackle. Right on the side of the river doing semi circles around me wading. I had to pin it against the shore cause i had no net.
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4/10/11 at 12:29pm