Familiar water with a new twist.When: Thursday, September 22nd, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: The D & R Canal
What: Musky fishing
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, south wind 5mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.10in and steady
Moon: Waning, a few days after the last quarter
Water Conditions: Stained
I'm no stranger to fishing the D & R Canal, however, this was the first time that I actually went musky fishing on the D & R Canal.
I've read a few times that the state stocks musky in there, but it wasn't until I called the hatchery that I found out they've been doing it for a long time. Although the NJDEP has just started putting true strain musky in the canal a few years ago, they've been putting tiger musky in for 20 years.
That means there has to be a few hefty tigers to be caught.
I got some other good info about where to find a musky in central NJ, thanks to Craig at the hatchery. I've spoken with him several times in the past and he's always extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
So, I met Andy and we tossed some big lures in the river and the canal for awhile.
Not a bite.
But, once again, this is a type of fishing where you have to put your time in. Above and beyond that, the canal is over 40 miles long and only a small stretch has been stocked with fish. Although I'm fairly certain I know where these fish might be, I cannot be certain.
Until I catch one.