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  • Birthday 05/15/1965

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    Co-owner of a river channel restoration and pond construction firm out of Bozeman, MT, Fly fishing (part time as head guide for Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, NJ), bow and gun hunting, wild bird hunting over pointing dogs.

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  1. Bucksnbows

    Vegetarian Tacos

    Vegetarian tacos on NJW&W might be a bannable offense. Just saying. And good luck to your toilet later today.....
  2. I read that as he knew they were club fish. The Kamloops rainbows look and fight a lot different than our state rainbows do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. That's usually my job! I did wet wade this entire week as it was too warm for waders. I'll deal with the poison ivy on my legs. Tec Nu will wipe it out quickly.
  4. Turns out our deepest pool depth was 5 1/2' on this project as measured (this time) by our client.
  5. The Central Jersey TU chapter will lead a small riparian planting effort this fall. They will plant the small areas missing trees or where ash are dying off. Some spots may have been angler access, but we know with these types of restoration that anglers will find/create new paths to the best entry and exit locations for the newly restored sections. The old accesses no longer being heavily used will get a native tree or shrub or two. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Tomorrow is our last day. I’ll be sure to show some good before and after shots. Our deepest pool is 5 1/2 feet at deepest, measured by our client at Trout Unlimited. Thanks Cole! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That depends on the river or stream size and gradient. But here on this reach of the Musky, at least 5 to 6 feet deep. Some pools are initially dug deeper, but that is when we need extra material to build our point bars. In those cases, the pools will fill some until they reach an equilibrium with flows. Most pools fill some, but we ensure a scouring flow to keep them open. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bucksnbows

    Tree Bush identification

    It’s age. The deer do not allow spicebush to shoot new shoots because they love to browse them. Without new sprout growth, spicebush grows old quickly and dies off. If you want proof, put a 5’ high wire cage around them for a couple of years and let us know after that how they look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It shouldn't have remained too off color as we aren't getting into too much fines (fine sediment) during our pool excavation. Lots of ledge though! Great to have met you as well and glad you caught some downstream in our off color water.
  10. Bucksnbows

    You May Remember Me...

    I like to call that the Ladder of Doom. They quickly climb to the top only to find it is unsupported in any way and down they come toppling, banished for life.
  11. Bucksnbows

    You May Remember Me...

    Welcome back and long time, no see. Think of this site as the best of the old NJH and none of the newer crap we all endured or bailed out of long ago once that site got sold.
  12. Met two of you from the site today and another recently. Great to put some faces to screen names. If you swing by now or after we are done, you will notice how white some of the boulders are. Those were not boulders we imported in from nearby Washington Twp. (Warren), they are limestone boulders we are pulling out of that deep pool. They will soon color up as algae grows on them in short time and everything will blend in quickly. I will be planting the point bars (aka - gravel bars) with a native riparian seed mix we get special for our work from Ernst Seed Co.
  13. We obviously hit ground water in several locations. I wet waded today, and as I walked above the weir you see that we built to anchor the top of our pool, I could feel much colder water hitting my legs in places. Surface temps are now in the upper 60s, but groundwater is around 51 F. You can really feel a big difference between 68 and 51! This should be one of the major thermal refuges for trout in this reach during summer months. And deep enough to keep away most of the eagles and ospreys that fly over all day long looking for some food.
  14. Deep pool habitat Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk