To all of our members,

JSTU held a meeting on June 15, 2021, and we had a great turnout for the first of many meetings to come. The board gave updates on the status of the chapter, and all is well and we begin gearing up for the fall activities. As of now, we do not know if the NJ Wild show will be occurring in September. I will keep everyone informed if we are going forward with that event.

Trout in the classroom will return in October, and as of now, we do not know the number of schools we will need to take care of. Hopefully, all schools will return. I will keep everyone updated as more information becomes available in September. As always, we will need volunteers to help with the egg deliveries in the fall.

We are looking to have day fishing trips to the Musky, South Branch and Pequest rivers in October, November and December. We may also venture out to the Little Lehigh in PA, and maybe out to the Tully in Reading as well as the Bushkill near Easton PA.

Currently the rivers in NJ are fishing well, but watch the water temps. The Pequest stays cold all summer, and is great to fish in July and August. The Bushkill in Easton PA also stays cold and has been fishing well.

In NYS, the West Branch of the Delaware has been fishing fair,  with Sulphurs showing up on the upper during the afternoon. ISO’s are around on the lower sections. The East Branch is also spotty during the day, with hatches right at sunset. The Roscoe area has been fishing well in the evenings and early morning. If you are coming up to the Catskills, reach out to me for the latest hatch information. If you do venture up to the Catskills, watch out for deer on the roads early in the AM and at night. Also, watch your speed - the bears are watching on Rt. 17 and in the local towns.

Have a great summer and stay safe.