Musconetcong River Fishing / Camping Trip 2018
EJTU will have it's inaugural camping / fly fishing trip to the Musconetcong River this year. Chapter members that choose not to camp with us are welcome to join us either Saturday or Sunday to fish.
Location: Stephens State Park, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown NJ
Date: May 4 - 6, 2018
Trip Leader/Contact: Charlie Maccia 973-271-8139
If you are planning on attending, please RSVP via email or phone ASAP.
River(s): Musconetcong River- Walking Distance from Campsite. Many NJ streams and rivers (Pequest) are within a 20 mile drive from the campgrounds.
Meeting Location: Stephens State Park
Quarry: Mainly Rainbow Trout
River Access: Wading
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate - varies depending on area and pool. We will be fishing for mainly stocked fish.
Suggested Equipment: 9 foot, 5 weight, leaders vary depending on dries/wet/nymphs. 9-12 foot leader 4x-6x. Tippet-what you are comfortable with.
Nearby Fly Shop: Andover Hunt and Fish and Shannon's Fly Shop
Accommodations: Campsites are $20 per night (NJ residents) or $25 night (non NJ residents) plus 1 time $5 non-refundable fee per reservation. Charlie Maccia is organizing this trip. He is keeping track of who has booked which sites to try and get them close together if possible, so please contact him before you book to see what sites we have already. Reserve campsite here.
Meals: Everyone is on their own for meals. Many people will choose to cook meals at the campsite.
Licenses: A NJ fishing license and trout stamp is required. Licenses can be purchased online here.
Recommended Fly Patterns: Standard trout flies. Ants, Caddis, mayfies per hatch chart. Nymphs. Woolly Bugger, squirmy worm and mop fly.
Miscellaneous Information: Please follow all state park rules. Alcohol is prohibited. Stephens State Park Website
Studded wading boots and a wading staff are highly recommended.
Strong insect repellent may be necessary, especially for ticks.
Sun block and raingear are also recommended. If projected weather conditions deteriorate prior to the trip the trip coordinator may send out an email cancelling the trip.
Cell phone reception can be spotty.