September Fishing Sessions: 09/07 - Multi-Species Fishing at the Pennypack Creek

Hello, readers! 

Here's my fishing report for September 7th:

--- September 7th, 2014 ---

Location: Pennypack Creek
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Fishes caught:

-- 2 Creek Chub
-- 1 Redbreast Sunfish
-- 1 Pumpkinseed
-- 1 Smallmouth Bass
-- 1 Rock Bass

I don't know exactly when it happened, but visiting the Pennypack Creek one month prior to the PA Fish and Boat Commission's Fall Trout Stocking became kind of a ritual for me. I mean...Trout fishing is certainly a lot of fun; however, let's not forget that fishing for the "natural" Species of fish in Approved Trout Waters is also fun! Those Species of fish are usually an angler's reminder of how healthy a body of water is, even without the stocked Trout! In other words, they are the sign that the Creek holds a rich aquatic biodiversity, despite of the private Trout stockings.

I fished the Pennypack between Roosevelt Boulevard and Bustleton Avenue, finishing with 5 different Species of fish in a matter of 2 hours. They were caught either on nightcrawlers or trout magnets on a 1/64 oz. jighead. Photos are below: 

After locating a school of small minnow-like fish, I decided to micro-fish! I tied a #26 hook, finishing with 2 young Creek Chubs on a sliver of nightcrawler. Notice the golden pattern on its lateral line -- beautiful, eh? =)

The Pennypack is well-known for its different Species of Sunfish. Among them, the Pumpkinseed is pretty rare, not to mention that it's itself a beautiful fish (and a very good pet for a fish tank).

As always, a Redbreast Sunfish from the Pennypack Creek! 

Here's a Rock Bass, caught on a trout magnet on a 1/64 oz. jighead. They can be found around structure, specially close to rocky areas.

This little fella is probably one of the smallest Smallies that I've ever caught in the Pennypack. Even so, as I always say: small fish are a great indicator for good natural reproduction! So, there we go! 

For a full list of Species in the Pennypack Creek, you may click here for my introductory post on it (it's up to date now). Enjoy!

Best of luck for all of us,

Long Days and Pleasant Nights,


Leo S.