I recently did some fishing on the Schuylkill river. I also took some pictures during that time.
I started fishing that day down at the old canal in Auburn. Believe it or not the fishing is good. Sunfish will constantly bite as soon as the bait hits the water. Catfish are really abundant too and can be caught with worms or corn. The preceding day it rained so the water was real murky at the top of the canal. You could still see a lot of carp feeding near the surface. The carp in the canal are huge. They had to be anywhere from 18 to 36 inches easily.
Not many people know of the old Auburn canal, even those of us that do really don’t fish it much anymore. The area is grown in these days, but you can still get back there. I just know the area well since I used to fish there a lot as a child.
To reach the old Auburn canal: From Auburn going east on Rt. 895, just turn off on the right as soon as just pass The Arch (The railroad bridge you go under rigt after Union Bank & Trust).
Goin west on Rt. 895 (from Rt. 61) just pull over to the left before the Auburn Arch goin into town.
Once you are pulled over, either direction, there is an old dirt road that will take you back to the canal if you keep following it. The road is grown in also, however you can still tell it’s there.
Fishing on the Schuylkill river that day was decent with sunfish, white fish, suckers, catfish, and carp biting well. Nothing of size though.
Well, there ya go. Just another day in the outdoors fishing.