Originally Posted by s fontinalis
Hey Josh, i live in Philly too. Sometimes fish Valley Creek, but the fish there are HARD to catch - never caught one, ever.
Also fished Ridley, and mostly fish the Tully at Reading usually around Papermill, where i've never seen more than 5 guys, and the odd trip to the Upper Delaware for wild browns
Welcome to the forum. If you wanna get together to fish, let me know.
See my previous post on this thread, you guys should get together and car pool it to the Lehigh Valley. Those streams are teaming with trout... MUCH more productive than Valley Creek! You can fish the Martins and the Bushkill in the same day easily.
Saucon Creek runs right under I78 near Hellertown as well.
Even the upper (big) Lehigh River north of the gap at Blue Mountain... I have caught many trout, BIG trout fishing just upstream of the Turnpike bridge (Parryville area, park on the north side, close to where the Pohopoco empties in by the diner, walk upstream past the Rock Hill Cement property, and cross the river to the island from there)...
OK, don't laugh... here's a "quickie" map from PowerPoint ;-)
Caught a 19" brown about 4 years ago (late May) standing right about at the end of that wading path arrow, casting to the chute riffle on the south side of the island... #16 Rusty Spinner.