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Tackle Talk for the week of July 19

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of July 19

Some nice smallmouth bass are being taken on Old Trail salted tubes in watermelon/red flake and green pumpkin. Storm Thundersticks, River 2 Sea Whoppers and medium live shiners are also working well. Some large walleye are being caught on live nightcrawlers fished on double hook worm rigs, Rapala Husky Jerk in various colors, and Old Trail salted tubes in the popular colors. Walleye action has been the best in late evening and early morning at most locations, including the PP&L on the Sunbury side. Channel and flathead catfish have been active and large live nightcrawlers, Magic chicken livers, and Sudden...

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Tackle Talk for the week of July 12

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of July 12

Rain has helped the trout fishing. Most trout streams are fishable and producing well. Anglers are doing well on the upper reaches of Loyalsock and Lycoming Creeks and on the smaller tributaries. Waxworms, gold mealworms, small Blue Fox, and Panther Martin spinners are the baits of choice. Channel catfish are hitting well on nightcrawlers and chicken livers and they are picking up a few flatheads on large crappie and Sudden Impact fiber bait fished on 5/0 hooks. Some nice walleye are also being caught at the Adam Bower Dam and the popular areas south to Hoover’s Island. Some of the...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 28

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of June 28

The main stem and both branches of the Susquehanna River are in good condition. The bass are picking up as we move out of the post spawn. Smallmouth bass are hitting very well at most locations. Around the dams smoke, smoke/silver glitter, and pearl 3.5 inch twist minnows are catching some large bass and an occasional striper bass. In other areas, Old Trail Tackle salted tubes in various shades of dark green are working well. At Walker Lake some nice smallies are being caught on Rapala floating minnows #9 in hot steel and purple descent colors. Some large crappie have...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 28

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of June 28

The main stem and both branches of the Susquehanna River are in good condition. The bass are picking up as we move out of the post spawn. Smallmouth bass are hitting very well at most locations. Around the dams smoke, smoke/silver glitter, and pearl 3.5 inch twist minnows are catching some large bass and an occasional striper bass. In other areas, Old Trail Tackle salted tubes in various shades of dark green are working well. At Walker Lake some nice smallies are being caught on Rapala floating minnows #9 in hot steel and purple descent colors. Some large crappie have...

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Tackle Talk for the week of June 21

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of June 21

The Susquehanna River is in good shape since the recent rainfall. Most anglers are reporting some nice catches in the area around the Adam Bower Dam and PP&L dams. Medium live shiners and Old Trail salted tubes in the most common colors are working well. The area from Shady Nook south to Hoover’s Island has been producing well. The baits of choice has been 3-1/2 inch twist grubs, 4-inch Fin-S- fish, medium live shiners , and all types of shallow diving lures. Channel and flathead catfish have been hitting recently with live nightcrawlers and Sudden Impact working well. There is...

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