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03-29-2005, 07:09 PM
I'll be fishing up at hancock n.y.and would like to use store bought trout, dose anyone know where i can buy some? I live in s.jersey and will be traveling up there in the summer.
03-30-2005, 12:11 AM
You might want to check the regs on using trout for bait on the Delaware. NY and PA regs apply around Hancock. You might be better off using shad or alewives which are in the river that time of year.
03-30-2005, 11:13 PM
i'm pretty sure it's illegal in jersey,i don't know about ny.
03-31-2005, 02:22 AM
It is most certainly legal! I read a post in another forum today and checked.
The post was called "River Run Stripers", it was in a Main Forum of a board that begins begins with the fish you are targeting and ends in online.
I skinned the thread for you below.
From Page 6 of PA Regs
"page 6. Legally taken gamefish may be used as bait.....When purchasing bait, be sure to obtain and keep the sales slip or receipt. The receipt authorizes the possession of the fishbait or baitfish so purchased for a period of 15 days after its date of issue. Fishbait or baitfish purchased from a licensed dealer do not have a possession limit and do not count toward your daily limit of fishbait and baitfish taken from Commonwealth waterways.
Now both States licenses can be used on each others shores of the River but don't include all the tributaries. So there you have it, if not shore of the Jersey regs, grab a Non Res Pa. Lic. and you're covered. Personally I grab both but be warned that Pa non res is 52 bux now without the trout stamp. Ok, now for the Delaware Bay."
Where to get them?
"heading down 202 towards the river shops would be your best bet. I know the places in Phillipsburg have them (bill's bait and tackle, the owl's nest, phillipsburg bait and tackle <Going out of business...not shedding a tear on that one>, and the Easton shops (the shad den, etc). Not sure of whats around flemington. Actually if you are going to buy them for a river trip, you will want to buy them near the river. They have to get fresh water QUICK or they will die right in the bucket. Trout take the oxygen out of the water very quickly, and they also do not do well with sudden temperature change.
PS: Drop me a line at boxerdogdakota@Msn.com to discuss this great way of fishing (that goes for anyone else too)"
"All I know is last year there was a nice article in the paper about fishing live trout for bass in the Delaware. You can buy bait at the Musky trout hatchery and as long as you have proof of purchase your ok. Last year I netted a trout in a flume on the salt side and in a monmouth county town and got a 12# bass. If I was illeage I didnt know it but the fish ate it in about 3 seconds."
"The old trout under baloon trick has been done for years in the Easton area, with some records broken by a few select anglers."
[ 03-31-2005, 12:33 AM: Message edited by: sunnydaze ]
03-31-2005, 08:28 PM
thanks to all who replied, the info will be very helpfull. again thanks , I'm glad i joined
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