May Fishing Sessions: 05/21, 05/26 - Short Fishing session at the Pennypack Creek + Schuylkill River (Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia; PA)
Posted by Leo Sheng at 4:36 PM
Hello, Blog Readers!
Today I'm bringing you folks two short fishing sessions in one:
--- May 21st, 2015 ---
Location: Pennypack Creek (@Old Bustleton Avenue, PA)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
-- 1 Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
-- 2 Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus)
-- 1 Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
--- May 26th, 2015 ---
Location: Schuylkill River (@Chestnut Street, PA)
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
-- 1 American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)
Below are the highlights for my short Pennypack fishing session:
The video is divided in three parts: (1) Introduction (0:00-3:05); (2) Setup (3:05-5:45); and (3) Fishing (5:45-end). Unfortunately, the sound of the GoPro wasn't so nice after I changed the casing of the chesty mount to the waterproof one. Don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p50)! If you enjoy watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by liking and subscribing. :)
Since I caught only one measly American Eel for my Schuylkill River fishing trip, I decided to compile that small video as an extra content for another video. Thus, the video is below:
The extra contents start at 16:10. I actually saved that American Eel as bait for future Catfish. Heh. Once again, don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p50)!
The goal for the Pennypack Creek trip was to catch some Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) or Brown Trout for my mother to eat. She had just arrived from Brazil and she loves to eat Trout!
The goal for the Schuylkill River trip was to catch some Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) for fun!
The setup for my Pennypack fishing session consisted of a single rod: an ultra-light Daiwa Spinmatic fishing rod with a Shimano Sedona 500FD reel. For line, I used 4lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon. Throughout the course of the day, I used the following lures: a Thomas Fishing Lures E.P. Series in-line Spinner, 1/8 oz., nickel/gold; and a size #6 eagle claw hook with Berkley Power Bait for the Trout.
The setup for my Schuylkill River session consisted of three rods for Channel Catfish. The first setup consisted of a Cortland Endurance 9' noodle rod with a Shimano Symetre 4000FL and 12lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line. The second setup was a heavy action Daiwa Samurai rod + reel with 20lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line. The third set up was a Daiwa Samurai medium action rod with a Shimano Sedona 2500FD and also 12lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line.. Two setups were rigged with a 2 oz. egg sinker, a medium sized Eagle Claw golden snap-swivel, and a snelled size 7/0 Gamakatsu Octopus hook. Those two setups were baited with cut American Eel. The third setup was as you saw in the video -- a high-low rig with Eagle Claw three way swivels, snelled size #6 hooks, and nightcrawler.
For the Pennypack Creek, I arrived around eleven in the morning. I hit my usual spots for Trout without much success. When I say my "usual spots," I refer to the stretch of the Pennypack Creek that goes from Roosevelt Boulevard to the Old Bustleton Avenue.
I ended up catching one small Smallmouth Bass and two Redbreast Sunfish on the Thomas in-line spinner, and a left-over Brown Trout on the traditional Berkley Power Bait!
For the Schuylkill River, it was seriously a tough day. Over the course of three hours, I had only one solid Catfish bite. No hook ups! Besides that bite, I had two to three small bites on the nightcrawler, which is how I hooked my American Eel. :)
Since it was raining at the Pennypack Creek, no photos were taking for that fishing session.
For the Schuylkill River fishing session, I only took one scenic photo:
A nice scenic view of the Schuylkill Banks between Walnut and Chestnut street bridges.
Best of luck for all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,