New Photo Submissions on Facebook and a Reminder for the 4th Catfish Tourney on the Banks

Hello, Readers!

As always, it's been a while, huh? I'm sure I have mentioned it before; however, I would like to emphasize once again that my time nowadays is very limited due to college. I am currently taking a heavy load of Mathematics and Physics at Temple University; therefore, I'm trying my best to keep everything around here up to date! 
Today, I'm bringing you guys the new photo submissions on the Facebook Page (for those who don't like/don't have a Facebook account). As you may or may not be aware, anyone can submit pictures for the picture folders on Facebook! Currently, there are two categories: Unusual/Rare Catches and the Public Fish Gallery. Just as the name implies, the "unusual/rare catches" folder is for fishes that are rare around the area or just rare in a certain body of water. Everything else goes to the Public Fish Gallery.
If you want to contribute one of your pictures, just read the description of the folder and follow the instructions (or click here). Your picture will be posted first on the Facebook Page, and once I have a nice batch of pictures from different readers, I'll eventually post it here on the Blog. Reminder: it's always nice to show others the fish diversity in Philly (and your skills, perhaps)!
Also, I would like to remind everyone that the last Catfish Tourney on the Banks will be next Sunday (the 27th). If you want to register for it, please read the instructions here and send an e-mail to for the registration form. For the weather, it will be a little bit cold; however, the fish bite should be ON for the Fall! The competition should be a BLAST. Below are a couple pictures of Catfish that I've caught on the months of October and November (the biggest ones -- 4, 5lbs): 
October 2011.

November 2011.

October 2012
So, there should be still plenty of fish to catch! I expect the catching ratio for the 4th Tourney to be better than the 3rd's. are the latest photo submissions for the Facebook Page. Enjoy:
You guys may have seen this photo on the Internet already (or perhaps this guy), especially if you  went to the PAC website in the past (Philadelphia Anglers Club).

With my friend Aki's permission, I'm posting this picture of him with a Tiger Muskel
lunge. It was caught on the Schuylkill River, back in 2007 (May 17th). According to him, he was fishing around 6 a.m., when he saw a school of minnows jumping around! Taking that as a great sign of predators being around, he threw his lure on the spot and the Muskie hit right away! Awesome catch!

Thank you very much for contributing this picture, Aki. It's a shame that you are no longer in Philadelphia, though!

Aki is currently in Japan, and he runs a charter fishing boat in Tokyo Bay. You can click here to access his website.

If you are ever interested in fishing with him in Japan, check out his website. I've seen enough photos of nice fishes on his profile, so you will be putting your money to good use!

August 25th, 2013 -- My friend Karl H. submitted this photo of a nice Smallmouth Bass out of the Pennypack Creek after Lorimer Park. Beautiful fish!

August 27th, 2013 -- Reader Billy F. submitted this photo. Another beautiful Smallmouth Bass from the Pennypack Creek. Not many people are aware of them in there; However, there are plenty of Smallies and Largemouth Bass in the Pennypack Creek after Lorimer Park (going North). Thanks for your contribution, Billy.

May 4th, 2012 -- My friend Andrew H. submitted this photo. A little Largemouth Bass (perhaps Spotted?) from Chambers Lake. Always smiling while fishing! Thanks for your contribution, Andrew!

October 5th, 2013 -- Readers Max and Kim L. submitted this photo. A beautiful Largemouth Bass caught at Marsh Creek State Park. Thank you for your contribution, Max and Kim L.!

October 6th, 2013 -- My friend Peter S. submitted this photo of a nice Channel Catfish from the tidal section of the Pennypack Creek. That portion of the Pennypack is really wonderful because of its fish diversity -- most fishes come from the Delaware River to the Pennypack to "explore" the Creek and forage for food.

October 6th, 2013 -- Another photo by Peter S.. This time a little Striped Bass from the tidal section of the Pennypack Creek. As mentioned on the photo above, many different Species of fish come from the Delaware to the tidal Pennypack to forage for food and "explore" the Creek. Some of those Species include: White Catfish, Channel Catfish, Common Carp (big ones too! 15lbs+), White Perch, Yellow Perch, Sunnies (in general), Striped Bass, etc. As for micro-fishing: Banded Killifish, Mummichogs, Mosquitofish, etc. That's not mentioning the Largemouth Bass, which are rare in that portion of the Creek, but can be found there at certain times of the year!

October 28th, 2012 -- reader Keith E. submitted this photo of a Smallmouth Bass. He certainly looks happy in it! The fish was caught right above the Fairmount Dam. Thank you for your contribution, Keith E..

September 11th, 2013 -- Reader Michael B. submitted this photo of  his personal best Channel Catfish from the Schuylkill River! Thanks for your contribution, Mike.

September 17th, 2013 -- My friend Michael M. submitted this photo of a feisty 27.2lbs Common Carp from the Delaware River. Thank you for your contribution, Mike "Mactinez!" Always glad to see that you are catching...

September 21st, 2013 -- Reader Tim W. submitted this photo of a 20 inches American Eel caught on the Schuylkill River, at Flatrock Dam. Nice catch, Tim! Thanks for the photo.

September 29th, 2013 -- My friend Ralph O. submitted this photo of a pretty Fallfish from the Upper Delaware River. Very neat, Ralph! It's always good to see that they are still in the upper Delaware. Thank you for your contribution.

April 21st, 2013 -- Reader Jim B. submitted this photo of a nice juvenile Striped Bass from the Delaware River. It was caught at Station Ave on a piece of Bloodworm. Thanks for your contribution, Jim!
Best of luck for all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,
Leo S.