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Tackle Talk for the week of November 17

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Tackle Talk for the week of November 17

The colder weather has dropped the river water temperatures down into the 40’s. Walleye are still fairly active and seem to be hitting better during overcast days, though most of the bigger ones are caught at night.  Jerkbaits and slow moving jigs on the bottom are working well for walleye. At night floating Rebels and Rapalas  in black/silver are working. Walleye have been hitting a variety of colors on Old Trail salted tubes with smoke, chartreuse, motor oil, and green pumpkin are working well. Smallmouth bass are still hitting but the action has slowed down a bit at some of...

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Tackle Talk for the week of November 10

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of November 10

With water temperatures in the low 60’s and plenty of water most anglers are reporting good fishing on the Susquehanna River. Some nice smallmouth bass have been caught from the Adam Bower Dam south to Cherry Island. The baits of choice have been large live nightcrawlers, 3-inch Slug-Go’s , and Z-man TRD’s. It’s all about walleye right now which is in full swing, with some of the nicer fish being caught after dark. Fuzz-E- Grub jigs, medium live shiners, and Old Trail salted tubes black/red flakes, smoke/red, and chartreuse colors are working best. Channel and flathead catfishing throughout the Susquehanna...

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Tackle Talk for the week of November 3

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Tackle Talk for the week of November 3

The Susquehanna River has been producing some nice fish of all species this past week. The water levels are up a little from recent rains and the temperatures are dropping and some good walleye and smallmouth bass fishing has been picking up at the Adam Bower Dam and the PP&L dam on the Sunbury side. There have been some walleye caught in the 20-inch range in these areas mostly at late night and early morning. The baits of choice for walleye have been live medium shiners, Rapala glass shad rap in various colors and Heddon Sonar blade baits. There have...

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Tackle Talk for the week of October 27

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Tackle Talk for the week of October 27

The Susquehanna River on both branches is low and off color from recent rain. The bass fishing is good some days and slow other days. There is some topwater action for bass. Senkos, Old Trail salted tubes and Cabin Creek salty spiders in green pumpkin, watermelon, black/red flake are also working well. Topwater fishing seems to be best as dark approaches and the deeper holes are holding some nice fish. Walleye fishing has been spotty but there has been some nice catches. Night fishing for walleye has been producing the most catches. Walleye are being taken mostly on 6-inch Slug-Go’s...

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Tackle Talk for the week of October 20

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of October 20

With the deflation of the Adam Bower Dam recent rains and cooler water temperatures fishing for all species in the Susquehanna River has been picking up. The smallmouth bass action has been fair from the point where the North and West branches meet south through Shady Nook and on to Hoover’s Island and McKees Half Falls where anglers are reporting muskie action is increasing. River 2 Sea S-Waver, Mepp's Giant Killer in various colors and large live shiners have been the baits of choice for muskie. Walleye fishing has been picking up with some of the better catches taking place...

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