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Anyone fish it for stripers? Is it legal to fish east of 47? I hiked along it last week in the snow, really pretty part of SJ! We saw LOTS of Bald Eagles! Those sand washs out back look real fishy too, although off limits I know! Thanks JG :huh:
 

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Thanks Fishdevil, I know they are in there, but was wondering if it was owned by "The Nature Conservatory" east of 47? Funny, I met a couple guys there last sunday that said they were coming from blackwater sports, they asked me if I knew Fishdevil, and that you were there!! Small world I guess...:D
 

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You can legally fish it if you are in the river, not from the banks. East of Delsea Dr, the north side is mostly owned by TNC (there are a few private properties), and the south side is mostly owned by private landowners (there are a few TNC properties as well). There is a gas motor restriction upstream of the railroad bridge. Meaning, nothing but electric or human power is allowed above the bridge.

Yes, the river has everything the Maurice has. Bass (stripers, largemouth), perch, catfish, etc... Fish it like you would the lower Menantico.

Yep, no fishing in the sand washes. There are some largemouth in there, but nothing to write home about. So it's not worth your time anyway.

FYI, outside of the core Pine Barrens or the upper Delaware Bay marshes, the middle of the Manumuskin Preserve is one of the few places in NJ where you can go and not hear any road traffic.
 

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Excellent info Fly Ty R! Thank you for taking the time to answer! I'd be in the yak, so that's good to know! I've heard it's some of the cleanest water in NJ also! If I may ask, were did you get this info from? PS sorry for the spelling error, that's MANUMUSKIN :bow: Awesome slice of nature, we saw a bunch of Turkey back there strutin and displaying, thought that was odd with all the snow on the ground and it being winter! Thanks again :thumbsup:
 

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John,
I got the information from working with TNC for 6 years, and having been involved with purchasing several of the properies at the Manumuskin Preserve.... I know that place very well :D.

It is said the Manumuskin River (or Creek) has the purest water in south Jersey. While it does run entirely through almost 100% protected land from its source to mouth, I am skeptical of this claim. Yeah, it's pretty clean, but the influence from the Maurice up to the tidal line makes me question it. The Maurice is far from a "pristine" river. I would think more of the core Pine Barrens streams are purer than the 'muskin. But, that is just my opinion, not routed in any scientific studies or anything.

Also, if you're in a yak, watch for the currents in that river. It will be tough paddling during the full tidal ebb. It really rips through there, and if you aren't used to it, it can be dangerous.

There are plenty of wild turkey in the woods and fields out there, along with other things that eat wild turkey.
 

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Thanks again, now you got me wondering what eats wild turkeys? Coyote? Bobcats? Eagles? Redtails? :confused: ********?
 

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Sandwash, I would like to hook up with you! I've been eyeballin a few spots on the Maurice! Were do you launch out of? Email me if you would rather not post it.. Are you ever free on Mondays? :thumbsup: Thanks JG
 

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Thanks again, now you got me wondering what eats wild turkeys? Coyote? Bobcats? Eagles? Redtails? :confused: ********?

Yep and yep :D

You forgot great horned owls, but the rest of the list pretty much sums it up. I've seen eagles take out snow geese and ducks, so it's not out of the question they could take down a wounded turkey.
 
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