Friday, August 23, 2013

Fly Fishing Diamond Mill Pond

Another place to fish for the first time; The South Mountain Reservation.

The  park was designed by the Olmstead Brothers.  The same firmed that designed
and built Prospect Park and Central Park in New York City.

There are  pickerel, catfish, carp ,bass and it's  is stocked with trout several times each season.
Unfortunately, there is no aerator to prevent the growth of algae during the warm summer months.

Look at the forest.

About a kilometer north of Diamond Mill Pond is Campbell's pond.

I read somewhere that there may be smallmouth bass in here.

There was no wind the afternoon I fished Campbell's pond.

I was surprised that no fish were taking flies on the surface.

South Mountain Reservation, covering 2,047.14 acres (8 km2), is a nature reserve that is part of the Essex County Park System in northeastern New Jersey. It is located in central Essex County, New Jersey, within portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange, and borders South Orange, between the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountains.[1]
Carved from wilderness at the end of the 19th century, designed by Olmsted Brothers, and developed over a few decades, the reservation has changed only slightly through the years. Preserved primarily in its wild state, woodlands abound in a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks tower above streams, creeks and ponds, and waterfalls. Higher points offer vistas of New York and Jersey City skylines, Elizabeth, Union Township, and Staten Island

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