The following information was provided to me by Michael Kalinchock from RVTA. It’s a great cause and I hope everyone can donate a few dollars to the cause. -Robert
Golden shiners feed on planktonic crustaceans, aquatic insects, and algae. They are important forage fish for more popular game fish.
In the last 2 years the Round Valley Trout Association has stocked 90,000 Golden Shiners in Round Valley Reservoir. They spawn four times a year and can grow to 11inches. The association has approached the NJ Division of Fish and Game to help in the program. Anyone can donate to the program by sending a check to:
Round Valley Trout Association
PO Box 442
Lebanon, NJ 08833-0442
Enclose a note for the monies to be used in the Bait Fund. So far this year we have received $2500.00 in donations and the bait will be stocked this season. The shiners are being seen in the boat launch cove and Ranger’s Cove and are showing up in the brown trout being caught lately.
Learn more about the Round Valley Trout Association on their website:
Good news. You can buy your 2013 NJ fishing license online right now and be on the water in minutes! If you’re like me and itching to go fishing on any day off from work you have, you can. Visit this page http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/als/websalesintro.htm scroll all the way to the bottom and click the Start Here button.
To make the purchase of your 2013 NJ fishing license as painless as possible, have last year’s license handy. You’ll need the 9digit CID number off it which identifies your unique license. If you don’t have last year’s license you can still proceed with your Social Security Number. You can pay with electronic check or credit card. The License will be presented to you as a PDF file which you can save and / or print. You can even print multiple copies which is nice. Keep on in your boat, one in your tackle box, one in your waders!
2013 FISHING LICENSE and STAMP FEES
(Licenses are valid from date of purchase to Dec. 31 of each year)
- Resident Fishing (Ages 16-64 yrs.) – $22.50
- Sr. Resident Fishing (Ages 65-69 yrs.) – $12.50
- Resident Trout Stamp – $10.50
- Non-Resident Fishing (Ages 16 and up) – $34.00
- Non-Resident Trout Stamp – $20.00
- 7-Day Vacation Fishing (nonresidents only) – $19.50
- 2-Day Vacation Fishing (nonresidents only) – $9.00
- All Around Sportsman (includes Resident Fishing, Firearm Hunting and Bow Hunting licenses) – $72.25
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that hunting and fishing licenses for 2013 are now available at all license agents ( http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/agentlst.htm ) and online ( http://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ ).
All New Jersey fishing and hunting licenses expire on December 31, regardless of when purchased. Hunters can maximize the value of their licenses by purchasing them early and getting out and enjoying the great hunting opportunities still available at the beginning of the new license year, and anglers can continue to enjoy fishing for trout stocked during October and November in waters where they thrive all year, as well as other species which remain active through the colder months.
The Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen’s Show will take place on Thursday January 10 through Sunday January 13, 2013 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.
The show will feature hundreds of fishing and hunting seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, information booths and more. My kids really loved the hands-on archery tutorial as well as fishing in the trout pond. visit www.GSOSS.com for more info.
I’ll keep it short. The near full moon shut down the night fishing. We fished in 5 different locations (45 to 60 feet depths) from 10:30pm to 4am and caught…one sunfish. Met a fella at the concrete ramp on the way in, he caught…two sunfish. Another boat near us had one Rainbow Trout and 4 small bass before calling it quits. It was a nice night to be out but a terrible night for catching fish.
There will be no moon (aka New Moon) Friday August 17th. I recommend you fish that night, weekend or the handful of nights before or after the 17th.