The Susquehanna River has been rising and falling every week, but river forecasts call for higher water this weekend due to rain and snow melt upstream. The warming trend should make for good fishing when it settles down. Anglers are reporting most of the eddies and backwater areas are producing well. Smallmouth bass fishing has been picking up at most traditional locations with Hoover’s Island and several areas below the PP&L Dams a good bet. Some of the best action is at dusk or later. During the day, Old Trail Salted Tubes and 5-inch smoke twist minnows have been the baits of choice. Channel cats have been hitting live nightcrawlers during late evening hours. Crappie fishing has been picking up at Walker Lake, Taylor Lake and Sayers Lake. Small rubber tubes, twisters in various colors and fathead minnows are working well. Tubes with blue in them have been warming up for the upcoming trout season by fishing the special regulation areas on some creeks. Local anglers helping with trout stream stocking report that everything is going well with large numbers of fish being stocked in local streams.
Adam Wilks caught this beautiful bass near the Isle of Q on a Daddy Mac Shiner Lure. Great catch Adam!