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Tackle Talk for the week of April 22

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River is at a high level due to the recent rains and snow melt. If we don't get much more rain, the river should be down by the middle to end of the week. Anglers are reporting most of the eddie and backwater areas are producing well. Open river fishing for all species should start to heat up over the next week or so. Smallmouth bass fishing has been picking up at most of the traditional locations, with Hoover's Island and several areas below the PP&L Dams being the favorites. Some of the best action is at dusk or later during the day. Old Trail salted tubes in various colors and smoke 5-inch twist minnows are the baits of choice. Channel and flathead catfish have been hitting on live nightcrawlers and chicken livers during late evening hours. Water and weather conditions are ideal and most trout anglers are reporting good fishing on most streams that were opened April 15th. The baits of choice used by most trout anglers are butterworms, waxworms, redworms and various spinners and trout magnet jigs. Some fly hatches have been ahead of schedule, but the rain and cooler nights should put the schedule back on track.

Photo Details: Luke Berkoski caught this 15 inch bass on a Zoom watermelon tube at the Isle of Que boat launch. Great catch Luke!


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