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Tackle Talk for the week of March 22

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 22

Both branches of the Susquehanna River are in good shape and with mild weather upon us this coming week it should be the start of some good fishing.  Some nice smallmouth bass have been caught in the Shady Nook and Isle of Que areas.  They are being caught on large live shiners and 3-1/2 inch Old Trail salted tubes in motor oil, smoke, and green pumpkin colors. The lower portion of Penns Creek has been producing some nice bass. Most are being taken on medium live shiners and various colors of hair jigs fished slowly and close to the bottom....

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 15

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 15

This past week there is some good fishing on the Susquehanna River from the Adam Bower Dam south to McKees Half Falls. Anglers were reporting all species of fish being caught in short periods of time. Large nightcrawlers, medium live shiners, and Old Trail salted tubes have been working well. At the Shady Nook area, catfish have been caught on chicken livers and Sudden Impact catfish bait fished on treble hooks and close to the bottom for best results. Smallmouth bass fishing is picking up with the bass spawn close nest should be avoided and all smallmouth quickly released. The...

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 8

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 8

The Susquehanna River is a little above normal but is receding. This coming week should be the start of some good fishing due to the warmer weather. Most smallmouth bass anglers are reporting some nice bass hook ups mostly on live shiners. Rubber Old Trail salted tubes in smoke, black/red, green pumpkin, and watermelon colors have also been a good choice. Fishing from boats have been good with some anglers reporting some large catfish being taken with some foul hooking of large carp. Walleye fishing has been good at some of the popular locations. The baits of choice have been...

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 1st

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Tackle Talk for the week of March 1st

Fishing on the Susquehanna River has been sporadic and some walleye catches have been along the shoreline and at the mouths of some tributaries entering the river. Rubber 3-1/2 inch twist grubs in chartreuse, smoke, pumpkin pepper and junebug have been the preferred lures. Live medium shiners are also working well. Muskie action has slowed but the local muskie hunters are reporting some hook ups. There has been some ice fishing at the northern most lakes. Waxworms, Marmooska jigs, fathead minnows, and small rubber twisters are working well for most ice anglers. As soon as the river settles down the...

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Tackle Talk for the week of February 23

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of February 23

Fishing has been fair for anglers who can brave the cold. The Susquehanna River has been high and difficult to fish from the banks. There has been some muskie action at the popular spots with Rapala No. 18 in hot steel, vampire, and 7-inch Suicks in the popular colors . A few walleye and smallmouth bass have been caught in the eddies and backwater areas. Large live shiners, nightcrawlers, and No.3 Mepps spinners fished slow and close to the bottom are working well. Ice fishing is picking up on some northern lakes at the higher elevations. Waxworms and small jigs...

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