Let's Go Fishing!
Trout season is open in Montgomery County, and spring is the perfect time for fishing in Montgomery County. Be sure to get your license (and trout stamp) and visit one of these beautiful and abundant fishing spots.
GREEN LANE PARK
2144 Snyder Rd.
Green Lane Park is one of the most active open-space destinations in the area. It offers the full range of outdoor sports, including boating. Summer brings an inviting concert series set in an open-air pavilion. Last year, the park hosted its first Shakespeare performance, which now puts its programming in the same league as New York's Central Park.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Creek flows about 12 miles to the Schuylkill River, through part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. Valley Creek is known for its springtime trout fishing, but those looking to wet a line must arrive early, before all the good spots are gone. Adding a dash of history, it's possible to cast off near where General Washington had his headquarters during the famous winter encampment of the Revolutionary War.
Pennypack Creek, located in Lorimer Park, is stocked with fish ranging from catfish to eel. An interesting landmark is Council Rock; legend has it, Native Americans held tribal meetings there.
LOCH ALSH RESERVOIR
Upper Dublin Township
Loch Alsh Reservoir is located in Upper Dublin Township and is a quiet spot to go fishing. Its clear waters are stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission and have an abundant amount of bass and sunfish.
Manatawny Creek in Pottstown is a beautiful place to fish. Two bridges span the waterway and reflect it in a colorful mirror. It is a state stocked creek known for trout.
Beginning all the way up in Berks County, the fishable Perkiomen Creek has interesting history. The name originated from a Lenape word Pakihm Unk, which means "cranberry place" in English. It is a great place for trying to nab a big one, or simple shouldering up to a tree for a nap.
Evansburg State Park
Skippack Creek flows through the Evansburg State Park. It is stocked with rainbow and brown trout and fishermen will often pull freshwater eel from its depths.