After taking a nice walk through the woods with Mike from Troutrageous! this morning, I found myself with a burning desire to catch some fish and eat some food.
Mc D’s seemed like a good idea at the time… Nothing like a burger and fries to replenish any burgers or fries I may have exercised away by this morning’s hike!
After slamming a kings portion of food into my gullet, I decided that an afternoon of fishing was in order.
Fresh from a good skunking on Valley Creek, I needed to go somewhere where I knew I would be able to catch at least one fish. I settled on the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek.
Although I feel like I spend way to much time on this creek, a sure thing, is a sure thing. The East Branch was still a little high and brown from Friday night’s downpour. I decided the off-color water would be great cover for my clumsy wading.
I was able to wade into a nice spot where I could hit all of the good areas of my pool with a minimal amount of moving. My first fish was an awesome Smallmouth Bass in the 15″ range. The fish lodged my hook in the net and was a real pain to get off. I didn’t want to keep it out of the water for too long so I rushed thumbing his mouth and with a few strong wiggles the fish flopped from my grasp, back into the water. BUMMER.
All in all, I caught two Rockbass and two Smallmouth Bass on my spinning rod before the bite shut off. While the numbers were low the quality of fish was awesome for this small creek. I had a handfull of nice catches and decided to call it a day.
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