Recent rain has increased water levels on the Susquehanna River and changed the depth and color of the water. Lures in smoke, motor oil and chartreuse will catch fish. Some rock bass are being caught in the deeper holes off of fathead minnows and salted shiners. Channel catfishing has been fairly good, with large live nightcrawler, blood bait and chicken livers are working well. With some warm weather upon us this coming week should be the start of some good fishing. Anglers were reporting some large smallmouth bass being caught this past week throughout the river at the most popular areas. The baits of choice have been medium live shiners, butterworms and Old Trail Salted Tubes in darker colors. Most anglers are using this period to prepare for the upcoming trout season, April 15th regular opening, tying flies and making sure their equipment is in good condition and up-to-date. Early trout season is going well. Waxworms, fatheads and butterworms have been working best. Crappie fishing at Faylor Lake, Walker Lake and Little Buffalo should get good over the next couple of weeks, as the fish are usually near the shore to spawn.
Tyler Romberger caught this beautiful brown trout in New York. Way to go Tyler!