Fishing help

woodjin

Piney
Nov 8, 2004
4,341
327
Near Mt. Misery
That sounds like typical chain side behavior. When they get cooking it gets pretty crazy doesn't it. They are aggressive. There are so many places to explore fishing out there, I love it. You will find a few spots that are home to some real monsters. They are out there. You ought to check out my thread "chubsuckers unlimited" in the nature and environment topic, you might find it interesting.

Jeff
 

Windsor

Scout
Aug 11, 2005
66
0
50
Somerdale
Jeff,

Yes, I read that thread and it was very interesting. I had no idea that there were chubsuckers in the Pines. In fact, the only fish that I have pulled out so far are Pickerel, Largemouth Bass and Bluegill.

I started fishing the Pines early this year, before I found this site. I had no idea that Chiggers were such a problem or that they even existed. So, I would go in some shorts, low cut socks and running shoes. I never used bug spray of any kind and have never had a problem. It surprises me because I'd be standing on a bank in the midst of a ton of weeks, brush, etc. With all this recent Chigger talk, I'm paranoid now! :(
 

woodjin

Piney
Nov 8, 2004
4,341
327
Near Mt. Misery
does anyone know of good catfishing spots not too far from my area im in tabernacle? Any info would be great thanks mike

Mike,
I usually don't go for cats specifically but I'll give you some places I've caught them. 1)atsion lake (near the shoreline at dusk)2) Presidental lake near the bridge (not route 70), they drained the lake but there might still be water at the bridge in the development. It is/was a catfish haven, crazy amounts of catfsh.3)Lebanon lake.

I think all of the lakes have an abundance of catfish. They are in the bogs and streams also but are harder to catch due to the visability of the bait on the bottom. If you can locate a sandy bottom you are better off.

Jeff
 
May 3, 2008
5
5
South Jersey
I used to fish at Oswego lake from my kayak. The largest pickerel I’ve ever caught was 28” and There was also my first 27.5” pickerel caught which got me hooked into searching for bigger pickerel. I never entered that woodshed contest but I did have my largest checked in at Lees Pine barren stove store on route 72. Lee Pinardo Sr. was a very good friend of mine. I learned so much from him. I haven’t given up I’m still trying to beat Frank McGoverns record some day. I wish someone had a photo of his record fish he caught in 1957.
Dennis
 

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Teegate

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Frank Mcgovern, 11, of Medford Lakes, will receive an outboard motor for his pickerel catch last July 6 which has been declared a world record.
The youthful angler caught a nine pound three ounce eastern chain pickerel in lower Aetna Lake near his home.

National Wildlife Magazine said the catch was a record for the species.

Previous record holder was Russell Trimble, of Green Pond, who caught a nine-pounder, January 5, 1948.
 

Teegate

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I used to be a pickerel fisherman Guy, did that article on McGovern show a photo?
No. I tried looking for quite a while and came up empty. I even searched National Wildlife Magazine without results. Maybe there was one in the actual magazine but someone would need to have that issue.
 

RJG

Scout
Nov 19, 2023
49
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Sea Isle City, NJ
Pliers supported with magnets? Good idea.
Thanks. Yes, the magnets hold pliers, scissors and hooks. The small piece of black plastic above the yellow lure tray has magnets also for holding lures, scissors and small pliers. I like keeping everything right in front of me for easy access when I fish out of a kayak.
 
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