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Tackle Talk for the Week of February 4

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The next few weeks should prove to be some of the best ice fishing conditions of the season.  Most local lakes have at least 8-inches of good ice and most northern lakes have 10 inches of solid ice.  Ice anglers are reporting substantial amounts of ice on Lake Chillisquaque at Montour Preserve, Raymond B. Winter Lake, Rose Valley Lake and Briar Creek Lake, with fishing conditions on these waters very good.  Large live nightcrawlers, live medium shiners, waxworms and ice jibs have been the baits of choice.  The action has also been good at Walker Lake with some nice panfish and pickerel being taken on small ice fishing jigs and waxworms.  At Faylor Lake some nice bass and panfish are being caugh on small jigs, redworms and gold mealworms.  Susquehanna River fishing has been slow due to higher water and substantial amounts of ice close to shore and floating downstream.  All trout streams at the higher elevations are in good shape and producing some nice fish.  Fly tying is in full swing as most fly tying enthusiasts are spending winter days tying their favorite patterns for opening day.

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