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Tackle Talk for the week of April 7

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Water levels are still somewhat above normal on the Susquehannna River but anglers are reporting some good fishing form the Adam Bower Dam, south to McKees Half Falls. When the water is high and fast the best fishing is taking place in the backwaters, eddies and shoreline areas. The recent mild weather has made late-season smallmouth bass fishing above average. Live shiners are consistent producers along with motor oil 4-inch twist minnows and black/red flake tubes have been working well. Blue Fox No. 3 spinners have also been an effective bait. Muskie action has been good with some nice fish being landed at some of the popular areas. Some of the better producing lures have been Excalibur Long A's, jointed Swim Whizz and Magnum tubes in green pumpkin and smoke colors. Anglers are reporting some nice crappie and other species being taken at most area lakes. The baits of choice have been live waxworms, gold mealworms and redworms. The early trout season for 18 southeastern counties started March 30th. The rest of the state opens April 13th. Trout streams are in good condition for the opening. The Mahantango and Wiconisco Creeks are favorites with early season anglers. Waxworms, red mealworms and small Blue Fox spinners are popular in the early season.

Photo Details: Chet Trego caught this beautiful trout on Quittapahilla Creek fishing with a custom tied pink jig. Great catch Chet! Congratulations!

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