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Tackle Talk for the week of August 18

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of August 18

Channel and flathead catfishing was good throughout the Susquehanna River this past week. The river is low and smallmouth bass fishing has been good in most areas. Rubber twisters, flukes, Old Trail salted tubes, Senkos in green and brown colors in clearer water and shad pattern crankbaits in the cloudier water. There is topwater action early and late in the day. Tiny Torpedo,Gaines Crippled Killer’s, and Whopper Plopper lures are working well. Some nice walleye are being taken at the popular locations on Cordell Wally Divers, Rapala hot steel color lures and Rebel crayfish lures in various colors. Walleye fishing...

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Tackle Talk for the week of August 11

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of August 11

Susquehanna River fishing below the Adam Bower Dam has been good. Some nice smallmouth bass are being taken on Old Trail salted tubes in watermelon /red flake, pumpkin seed and smoke/black flake. Medium live shiners and Storm Thundersticks are also working well. Some large walleye are being caught on large live shiners, quarter once Erie Dearies, Rapala Husky Jerk and Cordell wally divers in various colors. Walleye action has been best in late evening and early morning at most locations including the PP&L dams on both sides of the river. Channel and flathead catfish have been active a the popular...

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Tackle Talk fo the week of August 4

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk fo the week of August 4

Water conditions this past week on most stream and the Susquehanna River have been good. Most tributaries are clear with water temperatures in the high seventies. Anglers are reporting some good fishing at the Adam Bower Dam south to the Isle of Que. Smallmouth bass are still hitting well at most locations of the river. Medium live shiners, live nightcrawlers and Old Trail salted tubes in green pumpkin, black/red flake and smoke/purple are the best choices. Walleye are being caught mostly in the late evening on live nightcrawlers fished on double hook crawler rigs also 3-1/2 inch rubber twist grubs...

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Tackle Talk for the week of July 28

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of July 28

 The Susquehanna River is high and off color from recent storms. Conditions are good for channel and flathead catfishing. Large live nightcrawlers and Sudden Impact usual work well in these conditons.  Creek mouths and shoreline eddies are good spots for catfish. The better catfish hook-ups are coming late evening and nights. Most tributaries are clear with water temperatures around 80 degrees. Anglers are reporting trout being caught at Raymond B. Winter Lake. The baits of choice have been waxworms and Berkley Power bait in various colors. Some nice smallmouth bass are being taken on Penns Creek on medium live shiners, Mepps...

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Tackle Talk for the week of July 21

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Tackle Talk for the week of July 21

The Susquehanna River conditions are very good and the water is at a nice level and fishable at most locations. Fishing below the Adam Bower Dam has been very good with all species of fish being caught including some large walleye. Rubber twisters in chartreuse, white, and green and 3-1/2 inch Old Trail salted tubes in standard colors are working well. Rebel , Storm, and Rapala 3-1/2 inch lures in various styles and colors are also a good choice. All trout streams are well stocked and in good shape. Rapid Run, White Deer Creek, Mahantango Creek, Big Pine, and Upper...

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