Late August Carp on The Perkiomen

This past week I was traveling through the town of Schwenksville and I crossed a stream that looked like it would be a good place to explore for carp. I wasn’t too familiar with this part of Pennsylvania and did a quick Google Maps search to find that I had crossed the Perkiomen Creek. I did a bunch of online research on the Perkiomen and found that it is indeed a decent warm water fishery. The Perkiomen is a tributary of the Schuylkill River and holds a good number of panfish, bass, carp, catfish, and even musky. I found that the most accessible part of the Perkiomen Creek is below the Green Lane Reservoir to the Schuylkill River confluence. This portion of the creek is paralleled by the Perkiomen River Trail. This is a well-kept paved trail and you can find resources online that will explain where you can park.

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