Friday, April 26, 2013
MUSCONETCONG RIVER POINT MOUNTAIAN SECTION
Lately I have been fishing the point mountain section of the musky and it has been great. I,m fishing mostly bead head pheasant tail nymphs sometimes with some split shot to get them down deep and slow the drift, small size 16-18 work good. I tie them on to the bend of the last one so I can fish three in a row. This is very effective but many fish foul hook themselves on the loose hooks that are floppin round when they fight. if I fish one fly I don't hook nearly as many fish two work better but three seems to be best. It can be a bear to cast at first but a slow roll cast does it and most of the time I only have 6 to 8 ft of fly line out of the tip as I,m high sticking anyway. This section is LOADED WITH TROUT! I have been there 5 times in the last two weeks and have caught trout every trip. it seems to fish better later in the day and drys work well in the slow pools. However I fish almost all nymphs as the local sharpies do just that and they know this section very well. Its a very rocky stretch and some boulders are the size of a pickup truck. This is what makes it such good holding water but also very tricky to wade. 4x fluorocarbon is what I fish as I find fish dont care much about fine leaders like so many say they do. I got crushed twice the other day by big trout that broke the 4x like it was 7This placed is so beautiful and easy hiking too as the trail is very good and easy to follow.