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Tackle Talk for the week of April 14

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River levels have been receding slowly this past week.  North Branch fishing around the Danville area has been picking up with some nice smallmouth bass hook-ups at some of the popular locations.  Old Trail salted tubes in various colors and live medium shiners have been the baits of choice.  At Shady Nook and Isle of Que areas, some large smallies have been caught on live large shiners and nightcrawlers.  Some nice channel cats and flatheads have been caught at some of the popular areas.  The baits working best have been live nightcrawlers and chicken livers.  This past weekend marked the trout opening for the rest of the state.  Most streams are in good shape and producing some nice trout.  Waxworms, butterworms and small Panther Martin spinners have been top producers.  Anglers after large trout are doing well using small Rapalas, Yo-Zuri pin minnows and small Mepp's spinners.  Some of the common fly hatches for this time of year are starting to appear.  Fly fisherman who can match the hatch are doing well on most streams.  All area trout streams and lakes are stocked well and have good flow. 

Photo Details: Allan Lynch caught this 3.2 lbs. bass in the Harrisburg area. Great catch Allan! Congratulations!



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