The thermometer reached 60 degrees today, providing us with one of the last mild and sunny days for the foreseeable future.
After addressing a few chores at home, I decided to spend a couple hours on the Muconetcong River. Started out with streamers and egg patterns, but neither proved effective, so I switched to a weighted prince nymph, which had worked on my last outing.
This chunky 14″ rainbow below with a tail like a paintbrush eagerly took the nymph and also put up a nice fight on its way to the net.
While the fishing has slowed considerably, the girth of the fish caught has increased. There are some real footballs out there. Enjoy!
At this time of the year I’d settle for a bowl of goldfish. That’s a nice chunky bow!
Thanks – I haven’t been catching many, but when I do they’ve been pretty fat. Over the summer it seemed like there were more panfish and bass than trout in the river. Good to see the trout returning.