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NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road - Fishing

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Lat: 40.857197
Lng: -75.026894

Marker owner: dnorris

Average user rating for this marker: 4.86

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NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road
Marker Description: BEST SPOT ON THE BEAVER BROOK. Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Bridge is a trout stocked location. There is good water above and below the bridge. The best fishing is above the bridge along the undercut bank - good insect life, must be limestone influence and springs in this area - special location. The entire stretch behind the houses is very good trout water and holds a lot of fish year round. The houses discourage fishing pressure here but as long as you wade and keep off the grass, none of the home owners complain.

The bridge has a cement foundation that creates a drop off and mini falls just below the bridge. The pool just below the mini falls used to hold major stockies but someone has jammed rocks up against the cement so there is nowhere for the fish to hold. The pool below (second down) holds a lot of fish in the spring (stockies) but isn't so good other times of the year.

The section above the bridge behind the homes is likely spring fed bringing down the water temperature and bringing trout to this stretch in the summer months.

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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by kennypowers Fri. April 17, 2015 10:44 pm
Caught three bows, all upstream of bridge, new no trespass sign on grass, I walked center of stream b/c no signage on far side, good hole at the bend seems to be filled in a bit with silt, but looked beaut as always. Trout magnets were answer.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Sat. May 11, 2013 12:57 am
Fished the pool below the bridge caught one small but fat rainbow. This year there seem to be a lot of stockies with big fins, maybe the NJDF&G is doing something different to allow them to grow full formed fins. Haven't seen but a few nubs this year. Above the bridge I hooked into some brookies. Nothing big. All on a PT size 16 dropper nothing wanted my magnets. Fished the big pool with the weeping willow or whatever it is and had a few nice flashes but nothing. Up at the next bend, the turn has changed and is more fishable with the way the downed trees have moved. Caught a few more brookies. Didn't head up much farther. Surprised I didn't do better, was hoping for one of those sick Sarepta days in May but nothing doing. It may be that the lack of rain has not assisted the fish in moving upstream from the hole below the bridge, who knows, maybe this current rain spell will make it happen. Still a lot of fish about.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Mon. September 24, 2012 09:56 pm
Report from another site of major action on this stretch this past Saturday. Of course they did not mention exactly where they were but you could tell from the photos.

They managed 24 trout between two guys on worms and spinners and killed a few. Anyway, should be great through October. Good to hear they caught fish but that the biggest was only 17 - the monsters remain.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Fri. May 25, 2012 02:16 am
Caught 16; 14 rainbows and 2 brookies; one of the brookies had a circular metal tag in its mouth. Tried to open it with pliers but no dice; just released the fish and couldn't remember the numbers and nonsense - whatever. Talked to the guy who owns the head of the pool; he's a fisherman and is cool with fishing so long as you don't keep the fish, real cool character.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Sun. April 29, 2012 07:28 pm
Got to one of my favorite spots today about 10 in the morning and the sun was high, not the best time, but normally it doesn't matter. The winter storms have changed many of the holding areas and the area behind the house near the bridge is much shallower as silt has filled it in. The head of that pool is still nice water. I was surprised that there weren't any little fish to be seen or the healthy vegetation that you normally see this time of year. It looked barren. Fished a pheasant tail and midge dropper. Walked up and around the bend with no action until I had a beast on that broke off my midge. Bad outing probably because the stockers have all stayed below the bridge or been caught, the holdovers/natives are still there but surprisingly bleak for the amazing Beaver Sarepta section.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by kennypowers Mon. April 16, 2012 10:58 pm
That's right dnorris, sick **** fool, me and Stevie caught fish left and right, dry flies buddy, oh yeah, mother f'n tha ****.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Sun. January 29, 2012 09:59 pm
Beaver Brook in January - see photo. Caught nothing but a chill.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by Brownie Sun. January 15, 2012 10:16 pm
Decided to see if this spot would produce in January. It didn't. There was ice along the banks and my top eye was icing over. I fished with a pink wooly bugger with trailing tiny black midge. Worked up to the head of the long pool above the bridge; the water looked good - clear winter green hue. This stretch has so much plant life normally it was weird to see it swept clean. Recently, I had better luck winter fishing in the Pohat in sections that could never compete with this section of the Beaver in spring and summer. Perhaps, it was just too cold but till I hear otherwise won't be back in winter.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by rannorris Sat. October 08, 2011 08:30 pm
Fished last Friday and caught one nice rainbow. The water was up but clear and already very cold. Surprised I didn't have a bit more luck but I know they are in there:)
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Sat. August 27, 2011 10:23 pm
Decided to try the Beaver Brook in advance of the Hurricane Irene and got there relatively early at around 7:30 AM. The temperature hadn't dropped yet so I think I missed that barametric pressure drop that is supposed to make fish wildly active. Very disappointing except for a nice brown that I had on for about 30 seconds - probably about 14 inches- on a green beadhead. No other action except for a minnow, which I actually caught.

The water was high and a bit murky should have been perfect but... so it goes, yos.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Wed. July 27, 2011 12:59 am
What a week of 90 degree temperature will do. Fished today b/c of the big rain yesterday, caught three bass ten sunnies and 1 trout way upstream around the bend - no size on anything.
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Re: NJ Beaver Brook Sarepta Road Posted by dnorris Sat. June 11, 2011 03:21 am
It was 97 degrees today but after the short but heavy ran last night, I decided to head up to Beaver Brook at around 5:00 p.m. The water was a little high and a bit discolored. The fish were following my spinners and I caught one. Saw a large trout swipe at my lure as well. Then I switched to a yellow trout magnet with a black head. I started catching native/hold overs immediately that were swirling and striking the magnet and then leaping out of the water. While I already had really a trout on I saw a huge brown swim along the bank next to me. I had an 18 or so inch rainbow that I fought all the way to my feet but I lost it in the grass when I reached for it. I was going to let it go anyway but I didn't catch it. I caught a few more trout all rainbows and then things started to slow down. I was about to move upstream when I hooked a monster brown (perhaps the one I had seen earlier), the fish swirled and surfaced and I ran along the bank as the fish ran down stream towards the bridge; I hopped in the water after the fish. I wasn't going to let this one get away. I thought about letting the fish go but decided I would keep this one - my only keeper from Beaver Brook. See my 21 inch Brown - pic. Fish had deep orange meat and was very tasty.
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