said John McIntyre, who joined WVCC in
1984. “Seeing the creek and being a fisher-
man, I said, ‘This is fantastic.’ I then met a
couple guys who liked to fish and it was a
McIntyre is one of two dozen or so active
WVCC anglers. He throws on his waders and
heads creekside whenever possible. Whether
it’s fly or spin casting depends on location,
as well as other factors.
“Two to three times a week,” said
McIntyre of how many times he throws a
line. “It’s normally in the spring and fall. In
the summer, the water’s warm. If you are
looking for trout, they like it cooler. The
Wissahickon Creek, for the most part, is
probably two feet deep. In certain pockets
though, it can get up to five to six feet deep.
That’s where the trout will go to survive
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
stocks trout in the Wissahickon a couple
times a year. That typically happens in the
spring and fall. The other types of fish are
indigenous to the stream.