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post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
I live in philadelphia and im looking for some bass fishing in the city i live near the falls bridge on the skukie river are there any bass in there or am i wasting my time
post #2 of 42
You are wasting your time if you fish the Skuke for bass. The flatheads have seemed to have to take a liking for them as dinner.
post #3 of 42
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Originally Posted by TBRegime View Post
You are wasting your time if you fish the Skuke for bass. The flatheads have seemed to have to take a liking for them as dinner.

think so?? I had a bass follow my worm last summer right up to the wall at the parking lot just north of the grandstand. I just can't see the flatheads killing them all in such a large body of water.
post #4 of 42
there are bass in there, but in philly go to the ponds around the airport, or travel just outside philly to lakes and ponds for some consistent action.
post #5 of 42
If you know where Britton Lake is in concordville township then you could try there. Its located off of Route 1.
post #6 of 42
I am not from the philly area (but I am a METS fan in bahston and baseball is just right around the corner), anyway, I saw an episode of City Limits fishing with Mike Iaconelli in Philadelphia. I am usually not a fan of Iaconelli but in this show he tends not to yell and scream as much as he usually does (hard to believe, huh?).

Anyway, not sure if this link is going to break the rules, but here it is anyway: http://www.versuscountry.com/showpage.aspx?sid=45 It looks like the philly episode is going to be on 3/1 at 1:00pm on Versus.

tight lines!
post #7 of 42
Thread Starter 
thanks for the link and to quote the great cole hamels the mets are choke artists
post #8 of 42
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thanks for the life and to quote the great cole hamels the mets are choke artists

post #9 of 42
TB if you're in the NE you should travel north up into bucks co and hit the delaware river for smallmouth. They are way more fun to catch than largemouth and the del is loaded with them. Finding a good spot is up to you though. There is limited access, it takes alot of scouting and work.
post #10 of 42
unfortunately, there is not a rebuttal in the world that can deny that the Mets were choke artists last year, so I am not going to say much but rather let David Wright speak for me "Guys can talk, but it is not about talking in December or February, it is about going out and winning. You have the right to talk when you win. Instead of us talking or worrying about what they are saying, we have to go out and take care of our baseball business."

Well, after reviewing that quote, it looks like Cole Hamel has right to talk b/c you guys did win but the past is history. So we will just have to wait and see what happens. Best of luck to you and your team this year...
post #11 of 42
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Originally Posted by somethingfishy View Post
there are bass in there, but in philly go to the ponds around the airport, .


where are these ponds and how would one get to them thanks
post #12 of 42
Watched the cable TV show on fishing in Philadelphia. Most of it wwas filmed on the lower Schuylkill River from the navel yard up the river to the University Ave bridge on the west side of the river. The spot where he was fishing with the young man is just upstream of the Fairmount Dam at the south end of Boat House row. The Fairmount Dam offers one of the better fishing locations on the river. North of the dam the river is very accessable on foot with limited parking.
Most of the spots he fished are only accessable by boat. The nearest boat ramp is the arsenal access ramp 5700 Tacony St. just north of Bridge St. There is also a fishing peir at the boat ramp.
Delaware River has Shad, Cat Fish, Bass, Herring Carp and some Musky fishing There are other bank fishing spots along the Delaware to the north of the Arsenal ramp.
There is also much better cheese steak sites that the famous 9th/passyunk location !
post #13 of 42
I grew up right in that area fishing the river and the Wissahickon Creek which was right out my back door. It has been a long time since I seriously fished that river, but it did have decent bass fishing from a boat. The bridge abutments and the West River Drive side were where we had our best luck. Further upriver in the rocks below Flatrock Dam was good also, although PITA to get to. The Wissahickon had a decent population of smallmouth, but nothing of any size. The Manyunk Canal also produced some decent bass fishing. Again it has been 20 years since I fished that area hard, so I am not sure what it is like these days but the water quality has just gotten better and I assume the fishing has improved likewise.
post #14 of 42
hypna, they are in there. I live in Rox and fish the skuke regularly for SMB and flatheads. I have yet to really key in on the large SMB, but even the small guys can be fun on the right tackle. You don't have to travel far to find them and some of the spots already mentioned will definitely produce...or you could go farther upstream, i.e. above flatrock and fish the Conshy area.
post #15 of 42
Thread Starter 
thanks nic what do u recommend i use for lure out on the skukie
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