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    I think this was native, since nearby feeder creeks do hold native brookies and brookies are not stocked near by

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    I think this was native, since nearby feeder creeks do hold native brookies and brookies are not stocked near by
    Then it could be. Some of the small creeks do hold them.

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    Brookie ... New Jersey's state fish
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    Nice fish Nutley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    thats what i figured, he was very tasty..a nice treat for me considering we have very few native trout in nj
    ??? We "only" have 2,000 miles of native brook trout stream in NJ.

    NJ has tons of native/wild brookies if you know where to target them. And not just in tributaries, but in bigger rivers like the Musky, SBR, Flatbrook, etc.

    The fish in the photo is a wild fish and not state stocked.
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    Nice one

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    Native brookies are common in many small creeks in upstae ny...not rare at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucksnbows View Post
    ??? We "only" have 2,000 miles of native brook trout stream in NJ.

    NJ has tons of native/wild brookies if you know where to target them. And not just in tributaries, but in bigger rivers like the Musky, SBR, Flatbrook, etc.

    The fish in the photo is a wild fish and not state stocked.
    nice fish, I was told that native trout are tough to come by in NJ, at least in Bergen County

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    the average size of a brookie is 6-13 inches, with the ny state record being 6lbs and 22" long...they aren't monster fish. Most people that I know keep brook/brown/rainbow trout 9" or longer. One of these guys cooked whole with a helping of veggies makes some pretty good eating..
    I caught a 23.5" brookie in upper st regis pond in the adirondacks in the late 70's. Paddling across the lake in a canoe with my buddy, i decided to troll a jointed rapala on a 3 way. Big fish so assumed pike & when i got it alongside and said brookie , my buddy leaned over to look & canoe flipped. Grabbed that fish & my pole and started swimming. Everyone said it was the biggest brookie they ever saw. Ate it.Ate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtre View Post
    nice fish, I was told that native trout are tough to come by in NJ, at least in Bergen County
    True, Bergen County is fully built out. But even that county has a whole bunch of native brook trout streams. I removed a dam on one of those streams two summers ago on Cresskill Brook. Saddle River is another and there are more. Head west to Passaic, Warren, Sussex, Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, etc. for lots and lots of wild trout including native brookies
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