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Tackle Talk for the week of June 25

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 25

Water conditions on most streams and the Susquehanna River are in good shape. Most tributaries are clear with excellent water temperatures for fishing. The fluctuating water level hasn’t helped the fishing but the channel cat and flatheads are hitting heavily when the river rises. Oddly enough some big cats are being caught in the middle of the day on large shiners and sunfish. Hopefully the river will soon settle down into the low and slow summer pattern. There have been some decent walleye taken from the Adam Bower Dam south to the Isle of Que mostly after sundown. The lures...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 18

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 18

The Susquehanna River is at a good fishing level and has little color.  Channel catfishing has been good, especially at night.  The baits of choice have been prepared blood, chicken dough and large live shiners.  Anglers are reporting all species of fish being caught but some are out of season and released immediately.  Anglers are picking up some nice walleye below the Adam Bower Dam on 5-inch smoke twist minnows and Old Trail Salted Tubes in smoke, Swedish Pimples and double spinner worm rigs tipped with live leeches.  Near the area around Reed’s Island in the Danville area, some nice...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 11

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 11

The Susquehanna River is fairly high and dirty in some areas, from recent rain upstream.  In some areas, smallmouth are hitting spinner baits and crankbaits, but the best action in the dirty water is for channel and flathead catfish.  Catfish are hitting large shiners, nightcrawler and 5-inch sunfish.  Walleye fishing has picked up at little below the Adam Bower Dam.  Anglers are reporting nice walleye caught at various locations this week on Blue Fox silver spinners and large live shiners.  Muskie action has been picking up at most of the popular locations.  The lures of choice have been 7-inch Bomber,...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 4

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 4

The Susquehanna River has been somewhat high this past week but most anglers report catching all species.  The Adam Bower Dam is fully inflated for the summer season.  Fishing below the dam has been excellent.  Anglers are reporting some nice walleye being caught, as well as, some large brown trout all on the Shamokin Dam side.  Most of the walleye are being taken on Eerie Dearies tipped with large live butterworms or medium live shiners.  Other walleye lures such as Rapala, Bomber, Rebel and Cotton Cordell are also a good choice.  Catfishing has picked up in most areas with the...

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Tackle Talk for the week of May 28

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Tackle Talk for the week of May 28

Streams in most areas are in good shape.  There are a lot of trout left in most streams.  Big Pine Creek has been good, as anglers are doing well there with waxworks and butterworms.  Waxworms are also working well at Raymond B. Winter Lake.  Fatheads and small No. 00 in Mepp’s and Blue Fox have been taking some large fish on Mahantango and Clarks Creek.  Sulphurs, March Browns and tans or black caddis have been seen on various streams in the local area.  Anglers are reporting the sighting of green drakes on several streams, but in small amounts, which may...

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