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Tackle Talk for the week of August 7th

The Susquehanna River remains low and wadable.  Anglers wading the river are doing well on topwater lures mornings and evenings.  Throughout the day, Old Trail Tackle & Sports Premium Salted Tubes and fast moving crank baits like Big O’s and shallow Bandits in crayfish patterns have been the baits of choice.  On the North Branch of the Susquehanna, above the marina, channel catfish are being caught on Magic Bait in chicken and blood, Team Catfish Secret-7, and large live nightcrawler.  At the Adam Bower Dam, some smallmouth are being caught on the Shamokin Dam side using large live shiners, 5-inch twist minnows in motor oil and smoke and 5-inch River 2 Sea Whopper Plopper topwater lures in monkey butt, red horse and bone colors.  Low water conditions are still making boating difficult for fisherman.  Shorts and sneakers at this time of year would be your best bet.  Slug-Go type lures like Flukes and Bass Assassins work well when river conditions are low.  Walleye are a little slow right now, with a few being caught in deeper holes after dark at the PP&L dams.  All local lakes are producing well, mostly after dark and in early morning.  Muskie action has been fairly consistent with some good sized fish coming on large spinner baits and topwater lures. 

 

Hunter Davy caught this bass at a pond in Freeburg on a flat winged streamer fly that he tied. It weighed in at 2.37 lbs. and measured 15 inches. Great catch Hunter!



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