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Tackle Talk for the week of April 28

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Recent rain has increased water levels on the Susquehanna River and changed the depth and color of the water. Lures in motor oil, smoke and green pumpkin will catch fish. Some rock bass are being caught in the deeper holes on fathead minnows and salted shiners. Channel and flathead catfishing has been fairly good, with large live nightcrawlers, bloodbait and chicken livers are working well. Most trout anglers are doing well and reporting most streams in good condition. Fly hatches have been ahead of schedule but the rain and cooler nights should slow things a bit. Spruce Run and White Deer Creek in Union County, Mahantango Creek in Northumberland County and the upper part of Mahoning Creek in Montour County are giving up large numbers of nice sized trout, including a good number of large ones. Butterworms, gold mealworms and waxworms have been the live baits of choice. Spinners and small floating lures have also been working well in most areas. There has been some decent musky action on mid-size and small plugs. Size 14 Husky Jerks and 16 Bomber Long A's are effective this time of year.

Photo Details: Brian Scott caught his largest catfish the other day on the Susquehanna using minnows. Great catch Brian! Congratulations!


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