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Bluegill water

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Hello,
Does anyone have a recommendation for decent bluegill water in a 1 1/2 hour arc around Philadelphia?
Thanks,
Cougfhlin

Posted on: 2012/8/18 16:26


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Dear Coughlin,

You might want to try the back end of Marsh Creek or Chambers Lake. I never fished Chambers since it is newer but I used to do pretty well on the back end of Marsh Creek when I was younger and fished more around Philadelphia.

The better bluegill fishing always seemed to be in private ponds and I imagine that is still the case? Maybe you can find a fishing spot by taking a ride with taking your gear along and asking a few landowners if they would allow you to fish their ponds?

I'll be honest and say I've tried that in the past with very limited sucess but you might be a more handsome and presentable fellow than me so your luck might be better. The ones I did gain access to almost always offered very good fishing.

You can also catch some decent redbreast sunfish, to me a sunnie is sunnie is a bluegill, in the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. Find a stretch of uniform depth with a tree lined bank and wade out into the river and work your way upstream or downstream casting under the trees.

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Tim Murphy


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The Pennypack below the Boulevard and at the mouth into the Delaware is good for sunnies....real bluegills once in a while...The Neshaminy up in Tyler St Park is usually pretty good for a variety of panfish in general...

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The ENTIRE Perkiomen

Posted on: 2012/8/18 19:06
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Tim Murphy has it - Marsh Creek Res. or Chambers are both good bets for bluegills.

Posted on: 2012/8/19 6:14


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Main or West Branch of the Brandywine anywhere. It's loaded with them.

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To all,
Many thanks!
Coughlin

Posted on: 2012/8/19 13:33


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Hopewell lake for monster redbreasts

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all creeks and ponds and lakes outside of the city limits holds gills..just look on a map for parks at local lakes and streams..

Posted on: 2012/8/19 17:01
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Green Lane resivoir.

Posted on: 2012/8/19 21:30


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Not quite bluegills, but every once in awhile I bike up to Wissahickon Valley Park and throw poppers for green sunfish. They are easily the wariest sunfish I've ever fished for but I usually manage at least 5 or so when I go. If you do bike make sure you lock it to something strong, some people broke the sign I locked my bike to last time and took it with the u-lock on it :/.

Posted on: 2012/8/19 21:56


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Thanks again everyone!
Coughlin

Posted on: 2012/8/20 16:04


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Glad to hear the enthusiasm for warmwater fish, but I recommend a fish identification review when it comes to identification of bluegills vs redbreast sunfish. One is hard-pressed to find redbreast sunfish in SE Pa lakes.

Posted on: 2012/8/20 20:56


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One is hard-pressed to find redbreast sunfish in SE Pa lakes.


By the same token, most of the sunnies in rivers tend to be redbreasts.

They're very easy to tell apart: the redbreast has a long "ear", bluegills don't. (Of course other sunfish have one or the other characteristic as well.)

Posted on: 2012/8/20 22:30


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The Wiss. is full of bluegills. Try the area along Lincoln drive before the spillway. deep, glassy, and full of sunshine...15 minutes out of the city. If youre a warm water junkie you'll find the fishing is pretty good year round....

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