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In Topic: New PAC Member

30 October 2017 - 09:52 AM

Hi guys name is mike am from the Philadelphia area and love to carp fish, it my passion and and sport to me now hope everyone’s catching and releases to recapture and see how big they get In the future

Welcome Mike... I too enjoy carp fishing... We are fortunate to have such a great carp fishery in our local Philadelphia waters. Good luck! What is your largest carp caught from the local waters?

In Topic: New PAC Member

30 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Thx. It's a shame there aren't more "active" anglers on here. I was looking fwd to linking up with some people...

Unfortunately, you are a few years late to the PAC forum. The plethora of alternative social media outlets has had a major impact on many online forums. Don't let it slow you down. The best part of fishing is exploring new techniques and territories. I fish approximately 150 days a year... 90 percent of those sessions are by myself... Good luck!

In Topic: Shad Rebound

31 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

This seasons American Shad run was epic. It was a bit slow getting started with March being so cold, but once it got going it was one intense session after another. I started throwing darts at the end of February. The end of February was ridiculously warm, but the shad had not moved in just yet. It simply felt good being out and in the river. My fruitless casting sessions get my rock legs under me and help condition me for the heart of the season. I normally cast for 15-20 hours without a bump prior to catching my first shad of the season.


I finally landed my first American on April 5th three weeks later than my first American shad of the 2016 season. I had casted for almost 20 hours before catching that fish. Even though I was three weeks behind 2016, I exceeded my 2016 total shad count with an entire week left in April. The end of April through the end of May was one banner session after another. I averaged 3-4 shad sessions a week from the end of March to the end of May.The fish were not only abundant, but were larger on average than the usual runs I’ve experienced and extremely healthy.


I need one more shad to make my season complete… That one shad must be caught in the month of June.

In Topic: New PAC Member

29 May 2017 - 06:46 PM

Welcome Raomel... This site ain't what it used to be, but it is packed with a lot of excellent information regarding our local waters. Good luck with your angling pursuits on our urban waterways!