Chapter Secret Waters

How to sign up to participate in a Secret Waters Itinerary

  1. Identify a Secret Waters Destination from List Below

  2. email Host

  3. Provide your Name, Phone# and Email address and the Host will contact you

How to offer a Secret Waters Itinerary

Email Secretary@esctu with the Destination, Contact Information, Date, Cost, number of people and a description and we will upload to the site.

Secret Waters Itineraries

The Secret Waters was established by the chapter so members can meetup and go fishing together in small groups in unfamiliar waters they probably would not know about or have access to otherwise.

Destination 1) Mink Pond Club

Host: Bob Bishop -

Date: TBD

Cost: $50.00 per person

Number of rods: 2

Mink Pond Club- located on 2,500 acres in Bushkill Falls, Pa.. Mink Pond offers both Trout fishing in the Little Bushkill and Bass, Pickerel and Crappie on Mink Pond a 55 acre lake. Depending on the time of year both venues are available. The trip would be a full day of fishing both wading and by boat including breakfast , lunch and dinner for two.

Destination 2) Big Flat Brook 1

Host: George Jaccoud -

Date: TBD (Some weekdays & weekends available)

Cost: N/A (Bring your own food & drinks)

Number of rods: 1

We will be fishing a private stretch of the Big Flat Brook located in the scenic Minisink Valley that extends from the Delaware Water Gap north to Port Jervis, New York -- a 2 hour drive from the Princeton area. This is a wading stream that requires some hiking. Great nymphing water!!!

Destination 3) Big Flatbrook II

Host: Jeff Conover -

Date: TBD (Some week days and weekends available.)

Cost: N/A (Bring your own food & drinks. Flies and custom hand-tied leaders will be available at minimum cost.)

Number of rods: 1

The Big Flatbrook is known as one of the best trout streams in New Jersey. Located on a scenic farm, we will be fishing just under 1 mile of a private section of the stream. Just a 2 hour drive from the Princeton area. This is a wading stream that requires some mid-level hiking. (Bring your camera.)

Destination 4) Destination Rosedale Lake or Mercer Lake

Host: Ralph Koerner -

Date: TBD (sometime during July - August)

Cost: N/A (Bring your own food & drinks)

Number of Rods: 1

Rosedale Lake is a small lake in Hopewell Township. Here you will be fishing by canoe for a variety of pan fish and trout. Mercer Lake is home to many fish, including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Yellow Perch, catfish, and Musky.

Destination 5) Raritan South Branch (Ken Lockwood Gorge to Venoy Bridge)

Host: Greg DeAngelis -

Date: TBD

Cost: N/A (Lunch/Supper is on your own)

Number of rods: 1-2

We will fish from the Ken Lockwood Gorge upstream on the South Branch of the Raritan River to the Venoy Bridge above Califon. The South Branch is a riffle pool riffle stream is stocked with Rainbow Trout and also has some native Brown Trout and reports of a few Brook Trout. This is a wading stream for Dry Flies and Nymphs…typically afternoon & evening fishing.

Destination 6) Raritan South Branch by Kayak

Host: Michael

Date: July 24, 8am to 1pm or August 18, 5PM to 9PM

Cost: N/A (Lunch/Supper is on your own)

Number of rods: 1

We will fish the South branch of the Raritan river by kayak (kayak and life jacket are provided). We will be targeting small mouth bass and panfish. Any tackle is okay (spin or fly). We will need to shuttle together in a single car for a short distance based on the "put in and take out" locations of the kayak's.