Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Training September 15-17

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a free 2-day Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training September 15-17 in Waretown (Ocean Co). HOFNOD targets teachers, staff and volunteers of schools and community-/faith-based organizations looking to engage youth in an ongoing or year-round fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.

HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing and their local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. The program can be used by most organizations.

For more information or to register visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2017/hofnod_train09-17.htm on the Division’s website.

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6 species in one day fishing round valley and spruce run

Really solid fishing trip from the folks at Bass Fishing Jersey in late November. They start their fishing trip at Round Valley Reservoir, fishing around the North Tower. They are jigging swim baits and the Binsky. While they are targeting Lake Trout, they do catch lots of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and even a few rainbow trout in the process.

The part of the video where they are fishing at Spruce Run Reservoir is where they caught the crappie and hybrid striped bass, again using the Binsky blade bait.

Check out the Bass Fishing Jersey youtube channel for more of their awesome videos!

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Trolling Big Rainbow Trout – Video

A video my good friend Jimmy from Rawr fishing put together from back on Memorial Day weekend with Rob S. and myself. It was Jimmy’s first time trolling out on Round Valley, and boy did we spoil him! Despite the fact we had a rough start to our day and got out super late, we put somewhere around 2 dozen Rainbows in the boat, including three Round Valley Trout Association tagged Trophy Trout!

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Deaths Reported at Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs

Monday 22 August 2016, the body of an Ocean County man was found early Monday morning in Round Valley Reservoir, a state environmental official confirmed. The 71 year old man was known to wade and swim in the reservoir. Full Article Here

Monday 22 August 2016, a little while later, officials were actively searching for a missing boater on Spruce Run Reservoir. State Police Marine Divers recovered the body of a 44 year old Randolph NJ man Tuesday morning. The man, who was an avid fisherman and swimmer, apparently drowned while trying to retrieve his boat which had blown off shore about 30 feet. Full Article Here

Condolences to the families of these men. To my readers…be safe out there.

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