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NJ Peapack Brook, Liberty Park - Fishing

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Lat: 40.716572
Lng: -74.661591

Marker owner: Brownie

Average user rating for this marker: 3

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NJ Peapack Brook, Liberty Park
Marker Description: Peapack brook, nice deep pool below the dam, good trout holding spot but it's very easily accessable and gets fished heavily after stockings. Liberty pond is a duck cess pool so don't even bother fishing it, but it looks nice.

Visitor Comments

Re: Peapack Brook - Liberty Park Posted by krisnorris Sat. December 19, 2009 04:02 am
The pond is NOT a cess pool. Fishing is frowned upon by the authorities because someone hooked a goose one time, but you can sneak the tracks at night, in the dark of night, topwater bass action is rediculous. Action all night.

Re: Peapack Stream - Liberty Park Posted by Lardalmighty Sat. October 31, 2009 09:24 pm
Location: Peapack Brook, Gladstone, NJ
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 65 F, moderate wind out of NW
Water: Crystal clear, visibility excellent
Target Species: Trout
Rod: Shakespeare Intrepid SP-848-1UUL
Reel: Mitchell Avocet S500UL
Line: Stren clear blue, 4 lb.
Lures: Mepps Aglia, No.1 gold

Headed over to Peapack Brook for some spring holdovers and some native browns. Water was low and crystal clear. Started at the dam below the bridge in Liberty Park and worked up. Got some follows from some decent fish, but just like the stockers, they wouldn’t commit. Found out that my favorite hole had been washed out during a storm. Damn shame; I’ve had dozen fish days just from that one hole.

Then, as I worked the spinner down an unlikely riffle behind the train yard, a tap on the line, a flash of gold, and the fight was on! Then, three seconds later, it was over. It wasn’t quite as big as the fish the state put in, but it was an honest to goodness trout. After I released it I worked upstream to the Main Street bridge and had a few follows, but no hook-ups.
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Re: Peapack Stream - Liberty Park Posted by Brownie Fri. October 23, 2009 02:58 am
Spin fished and fly fished - nothing doing. Didn't see any fall stockies. Nice hole below the dam though but the can o' corn left on the bank is the sign that someone may have sealed the deal on the put and take scene.
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