September 7, 2009

Tried Valley Creek today...

...and struck out. Folks weren't kidding when they said the trout in Valley were ultra-spooky due to the amount of pressure they get.

The creek runs through Valley Forge National Park and is one of the few coldwater spring creeks that holds a year-round population of wild trout in the Philadelphia area, thus is also a prime destination for anglers. In retrospect, the last day of a long weekend was probably not the best time to visit.

It was my first time fishing Valley - I've walked the banks before just to get an idea of where the fish might like to hide - but never got a line wet until today. There were what seemed to be some really nice fish holding in some of the pools, they just really weren't very active. Passed another fly-fisherman and he wasn't having any better luck.

One thing I was struck by was the beauty of Valley Creek and it's surroundings. I did snap a few pictures along the way.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous looking trout stream! I can understand why the fish are spooky. Sometimes the fish win, and, sometimes you win. Good luck the next time on Valley Creek.