May Fishing Sessions: 05/06 - Multi-Species Fishing at the Delaware Canal (Yardley, PA)

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Here is my fishing report for May 6th:

--- May 6th, 2015 ---

Location: Delaware Canal (Yardley, PA)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fishes caught:

-- 1 Chain Pickerel (Esox niger)
-- 4 Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
-- 2 Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
-- 1 Green Sunfish X Bluegill Hybrid (Lepomis cyanellus X Lepomis macrochirus)
-- 1 Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
-- 3 Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Below are the highlights for this fishing session:

The video is twenty minutes long. A brief introduction and setup overview is given in the first three minutes of the video. Don't forget to watch it in HD (1080p50)! If you enjoy watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by liking and subscribing to it. :)


Although I went to the Delaware Canal for Multi-Species fishing, my main goal for the day was to catch a "Pennsylvania Chain Pickerel." Since this Species of fish is pretty rare in and around Philadelphia, it's always a pleasure to catch one of them in PA! 

Note that NJ, on the other hand, is filled with Chain Pickerel.


For this fishing session, I used my 9" Cortland Spin Endurance noodle rod and a Shimano Symetre 4000LW with 12lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line. During the course of the session, I used the following lures/baits: (1) a piece of nightcrawler on a size #6 Eagle Claw hook; (2) Green colored Berkley Power Bait on a size #6 Eagle Claw hook, with four small split-shots; (3) a Thomas Fishing Lures E.P. Series in-line Spinner, 1/8 oz., Nickel/Gold Color.


I started my day on the Canal at Letchworth Avenue. I baited small pieces of nightcrawler on a size #6 Eagle Claw hook, finishing there with a few Bluegill, a Green Sunfish, a Hybrid Sunfish, and a Rainbow Trout. Then, I walked over to the right and switched gears to Powerbait. I fished the outlet area without much success, ending there with a single Rainbow Trout.

For the remaining of the day, I tied on a Thomas Lures E.P. Series in-line spinner, hoping to catch some Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel. A landed a few miniature Largemouth Bass, as well as a decent 1lber. Considering the fact that the Canal around Yardley only holds Bass up to two pounds, a one pounder wasn't as bad. Heh.

I ended up fulfilling my goal for the day, which was pretty neat! In other words, I was able to land a Chain Pickerel at the Canal.

Overall, a very productive day of Multi-Species fishing.


A stocked Rainbow Trout from the Delaware Canal around Yardley. This little fella bit a piece of nightcrawler on a size #6 hook.

A Great Blue Heron waiting for a meal! 

A Largemouth Bass on the Spinner! That's to show that the Thomas Lures In-Line Spinner is good friends with any Multi-Species angler. After all, you never know what you are going to catch on it! 

A prized Chain Pickerel from Southern Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, these fish are very rare in and around Philadelphia. I have only seen Chain Pickerel from the Delaware Canal and Lake Nockamixon. Thus, always happy to catch one! The fish was safely released. 

Best of luck to all of us,

Long Days and Pleasant Nights,


Leo S.


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