Hey Guys and Gal!
That stretch of Neshaminy Creek is big and beautiful, but I wouldn't eat anything from there. The water is gin clear, but because the Delaware River's
tide raises the stream's level 6-7' twice per day, water quality is questionable
at best. The mouth of the stream is located between a sewage plant and
HUGE landfill, and the murky waters of Philadelphia/Camden. I only fish this
stretch well into an ebb tide.
I thought it was crazy when a carp took my fly back in the mid 1980's! I did
catch one catfish on a bugger last year in a lake, but was simply annoyed
cuz we were fishing for stocked trout
. You can see the little Green Weenie
still in this fish's lip, and that fly's performance has earned it a box of its own.
My first LMB last year was on a Green Weenie, and it's just a real performer
dead drifted on streams, and twitched on lakes.
When the fish was first hooked, he simply pulled against the line like an even
tug of war. When he saw me, he made several runs, and I didn't know how
that rod was going to perform (as I had seen him
). I had to work
myself about 20 feet to reach the shallow water in the pic, but enjoyed
watching him run. Too bad I didn't have one of my Orvis BBS reels on: ZING!