Do you love big bluegill?
Not far from me is a small stream in southern Pennsylvania that has a reputation as a good smallmouth and trout water. It also has largemouths, crappies and suckers and carp. It is rich in Civil War era history, as much of the waters I fish are. On a beautiful clear afternoon, I tangled with the stream's abundance of panfish. To my pleasant surprise, I found a bunch of sunfish below the covered bridge near the parking lot, hanging out in the shade. First fish of the day was a nice creek bluegill...
I was using one of LedHeds grey, thread bodied chub head designs and it proved a winner. They just had to have it..
It looked like a variety of fish could be had in this Quaker State gem, so I began to take a few pics for comparison and fun. Most of the fish were decent greenies...
I also picked up a few small smallies and missed on a decent largemouth. They got wise to LedHeds jig ( sorry, Sonny ) so I went with one of my own 'hackle-jigs' in 1/64th ounce and they couldn't resist the slow fall rate. More sunfish, and now some brilliant pumpkinseeds...
Although the size of the fish were not in the trophy status, this is obviously a rich stream. It is Marsh Creek, in Adams County, and the ultra light panfishing is there for the effort...and total enjoyment! Scenery is cool, too...I'll bet there's a dynamite panfishing creek near most of you that is barely tapped for gills and sunnies of great variety. So....? What are you waiting for?
Love those Green Sunfish!
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