Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania.. Fishing Reports 2009

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  1. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    Well 08 is comming to an end. I am looking forward to the 09 season, and getting to fish with some of you guys again. I am planning on getting out this weekend for some wintering cats on the Skuke. If any of you guys are interested shoot me a pm. Good luck to all you guys this year and get out there and rip some lips!
     
  2. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I guess I need an 09 license to fish now I still have today on the old one:wink:
     

  3. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to go and try to get mine this week.
     
  4. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    you can buy them online on pa fish and game site
     
  5. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    ken do you have problems gettin bait this time of year? i tried ta catch some gills a couple weeks ago and got the skunk so i bought shinners:confused2:
     
  6. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    besides gettin my license a couple weeks ago i also got my 09' throw net permit, so now i'm really ready:wink:
     
  7. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I get bait this time of year in a creek by my house. Fish around undercut banks and over hanging trees. I get suckers out of another creek fairly close to the house. I use my castnet for those though.
     
  8. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I usually buy mine at the grocery store lol shrimp and livers well thats what the baits used to be
     
  9. wetflyguy

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    I get my minnows and chubs out of the creek by the house, there are native Brookies there also.

    Wet
     
  10. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    That is sweet. I love the colors of the natives. Do you ever get any in your minnow trap?
     
  11. wetflyguy

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    Oh yea get them pretty often in the trap.
    I fished for them this year!
    They are tough natives, I was laying on the ground beside my archery target feeding line down the creek to then to get them to take a
    size 16 foam beetle.
    There aer a few 6"ones in the section of my lower yard.
    The trap is in now ,under cut bank spot.
    Tomorrow I think I will hit the Schuylkill at Landingville,where Red creek comes into
    the dam. then check out one spot on the river in adamsdale on the way home.
    It's a deep hole at an old dock area.
    The river narrows there and has it cut really deep , like 8feet or so.
    See if any channels are awake!

    Wet

    Wet
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Holy Cow! :crazy: Already 12 posts on the 2009 Schuylkill thread! :eek:oooh: :wink:
     
  13. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    We are anticipating a good year I guess.:wink:
     
  14. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I'm just hoping for a better year than last year which I'm pretty sure is gonna happen by changing bait and location and spending a lot of time there is gonna be the key :wink::cool2:
     
  15. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    My goal this year is to find a spot that is overlooked and pound it. I did this last year and found 2 spots that alot of rookies overlooked and in 1 week in the spring I got 10 Flatheads over #25. There has to be more spots like these on the skuke. If there is a Flathead in the Skuke that is a state record I think it will be in the tidal section.
     
  16. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    What makes you say that?More food options or just plain more food?Bigger better food source?
     
  17. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    All of the above. It is deeper and less pressured. It also has a renewable bait source.
     
  18. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i have a couple spots picked out for this spring i want ta hit first, i know they are very productive, then i'll hit a few of the newer spots inbetween, one of the spots i hit late in the year looks very prime with no fishing pressure, infact by the looks of that spot no one ever fished there, i had ta clear a small area and there wasn't any trash anywhere, thats also one of the spots i want to take a closer look and scout around during the day and really get a better look at, seems like a nice deep spot with very little current :wink:
     
  19. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Where is that spot at :roll_eyes:.
     
  20. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Its in the river Schuylkill river that is lol:smile2::smile2:
     
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