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Paul Ripperger's Sea Run Browns


On January 3, 2000, Paul Ripperger of Neptune City, NJ, landed a pre-spawn female sea run brown trout stocked by the Division of Fish and Wildlife in October, 1997. The fish bit on a chartreuse spawn sac on 4 lb. test line in the Manasquan River just upstream of the Garden State Parkway. The fish weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 23 inches.

In December 2000, he topped that impressive fish with a sea run brown weighing 8 pounds. This fish, also in the Manasquan, bit on a killie downstream of Hospital Road. The fish measured 28 inches and illustrates the potential of the Sea Run Brown Trout Program.

Paul Ripperger's January 2000 Sea Run Brown   Paul Ripperger's December 2000 Sea Run Brown
Caught January 3, 2000
7 lb. 1 oz.
  Caught December, 2000
8 lb. 8 oz.

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