About Jersey Shore Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. It is a private, non-profit organization with 125,000 members in 500 chapters nationwide. The Jersey Shore Chapter was established in Oct 1989.
The members of the Jersey Shore Chapter of Trout Unlimited primarily reside in the central New Jersey coastal counties of Monmouth and Ocean. Our conservation activities include yearly stream cleanups and helping with the Sea Run Brown Trout stocking program run by the New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our members enjoy both fresh and saltwater fly fishing, and the chapter runs a variety of trips and educational activities throughout the year.
Kevin's Corner - June 2, 2021
June has arrived, spring is in full swing, and soon it will be summer at the shore. I hope everyone is safe and has gotten vaccinated. I would like to invite everyone to our June 15, 2021 outdoor gathering at the firehouse. Bring a chair and something to drink. We will be discussing how to bring this chapter back after the pandemic. Your input is very much needed as after all, it is your chapter. So please come to the gathering to celebrate summer and also to share fish stories once again.
Current places to fish in N.J. For all of you guys that just want to get out on the water, here is a tip: Go to Point Mountain MWA in the next two weeks, before the weather gets to warm. For all of you that fish below the surface, try small pheasant tails size 18 or 20. For all of you that fish dry flys: grey caddis size 18, march browns size 12, Iso’s size 12 and sulfurs near dusk. Once it gets hot, fish the Pequest with size 20 to 24 midges.
If you want to take a trip to the Catskills check with the local fly shops since the hatches are in full swing. Over the next to weeks if you fish the Beaver kill and Willow, try green drakes size 8 and 10, tan cadis size 16 and 18, Sulfurs before dark size 14 and 16. The East branch of the Delaware is the hatches are the same as the Beaver kill. The Upper West is fishable but the sulfurs will be arriving any day now.
Kevin's Corner - June 16, 2021
To all of our members,
JSTU held a meeting on June 15, 2021, and we had a great turnout for the first of many meetings to come. The board gave updates on the status of the chapter, and all is well and we begin gearing up for the fall activities. As of now, we do not know if the NJ Wild show will be occurring in September. I will keep everyone informed if we are going forward with that event.
Trout in the classroom will return in October, and as of now, we do not know the number of schools we will need to take care of. Hopefully, all schools will return. I will keep everyone updated as more information becomes available in September. As always, we will need volunteers to help with the egg deliveries in the fall.
We are looking to have day fishing trips to the Musky, South Branch and Pequest rivers in October, November and December. We may also venture out to the Little Lehigh in PA, and maybe out to the Tully in Reading as well as the Bushkill near Easton PA.
Currently the rivers in NJ are fishing well, but watch the water temps. The Pequest stays cold all summer, and is great to fish in July and August. The Bushkill in Easton PA also stays cold and has been fishing well.
In NYS, the West Branch of the Delaware has been fishing fair, with Sulphurs showing up on the upper during the afternoon. ISO’s are around on the lower sections. The East Branch is also spotty during the day, with hatches right at sunset. The Roscoe area has been fishing well in the evenings and early morning. If you are coming up to the Catskills, reach out to me for the latest hatch information. If you do venture up to the Catskills, watch out for deer on the roads early in the AM and at night. Also, watch your speed - the bears are watching on Rt. 17 and in the local towns.
Have a great summer and stay safe.
No July and August Regular Meetings
Just a reminder that we take a break from regular chapter meetings during July and August, so after the June meeting, our next monthly meeting will be September 21, 2021. Enjoy the summer!
Women's Initiative (WI) Program at NJ TU
Be Part of it......
Trout Unlimited is America's leading coldwater conservation organization
Make a Difference.....
Be a grassroots advocate for protection of the environment
Leave a Legacy.....
Work to ensure we have clean, cold, fishable water for generations to come
The main goal of the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Initiative is to provide support for chapters to recruit new members to TU as well as engage current members to network with other women and become involved in chapter projects and river outings.