Here is my fishing session post for June 24th:
--- June 24th, 2015 ---
Location: Schuylkill River (Philadelphia, PA)
Time: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
-- 1 Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
-- 3 Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
-- 1 Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
-- 2 Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
-- 1 Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus)
Below are the highlights for this fishing session:
Since my father never visited the Art Museum & Surroundings, the goal for the day was to take him there! Hah. In-between, of course we stopped at different portions of the Schuylkill River for some Multi-Species Fishing!
My setup for this fishing session consisted of a Cortland Endurance 9' noodle rod with a Shimano Symetre 4000FL and 12lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line. Throughout the course of the day, I used the following types of rigs/baits/lures: (1) a Gary Yamamoto 5" Senko on a 5/0 Gamakatsu worm hook; (2) an entire live nightcrawler on a 5/0 Gamakatsu worm hook; (3) a Thomas Lures E.P. Series in-line Spinner, 1/8 oz., nickel/gold color; (4) an entire live nightcrawler on a size #4 Eagle Claw Hook, under a 1 oz. Eagle Claw weighted float; and (5) a size #4 Eagle Claw hook with a 2 oz. Pyramid Sinker.
My father used a Daiwa Samurai rod with a Shimano Sedona 2500FD and 12lbs Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon line.
Since my father never went to the Art Museum and surroundings, him and I decided to fish the tidal Schuylkill River for different Species of fish! Our original destination was actually Newton Lake in Collingswood; however, PATCO wasn't running that day...
We started our day on the East side of the Fairmount Dam, right under the Gazebo. Since my father was extremely rusty with lures, I decided to give him a wacky-rigged Senko to play with. I ended up doing the same. After a few minutes, I missed a couple bites on it -- all Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides). I switched gears to live nightcrawler, finishing there with an extremely greedy Bluegill and a small Striped Bass.
After a while, we walked over to the west side of the Fairmount Dam, where I caught a couple small Smallmouth Bass and a Channel Catfish under a float! Hah. As weird as it sounds, Channel Catfish can be caught under a float on the Schuylkill River.
Finally, at the end of the afternoon, my father and I decided to hit the sandy flat by the Spring Garden Bridge. We set up our rods for some passive fishing. My father ended up landing a couple nice Channel Catfish, White Perch (Morone americana), and one small American Eel (Anguilla rostrata), which we chopped for bait! I ended up landing a couple Channel Catfish as well, not to mention my first ever tidal Redbreast Sunfish from the Schuylkill River!
Below are the photos for this fishing session:
Best of luck to all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights,