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Tackle Talk for the week of December 2

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Cold weather and high water from recent snow melt and rain on the Susquehanna River has slowed the fishing this past week. But with recent mild weather, late season smallmouth bass and walleye fishing has been good. Some large smallies have been taken at the popular locations. Smoke twisters, motor oil, 3.5 inch twist minnows and large live shiners have been very effective. At the Adam Bower Dam, walleye are being caught on the Shamokin Dam side where the fast water meet the backwater eddie. The baits of choice in that area have been large live nightcrawlers, medium live shiners, and 3-inch Rapala X-Raps in various colors. Muskie fishing has been fair, bt the die hard anglers are picking up a few in the more popular areas using some of the most popular muskie lures. Six to eight inch plastic shad tails and Mepps Muskie fire-tiger spinners have been productive. Most area trout streams are in good fishing condition and producing well for this time of year. White Deer Creek and Penns Creek have been some of the better destinations. Flies that are working well are brown stonefly size 18 white sulphers (size 14 and 16). Anglers are reporting good fishing on most area lakes. Live medium shiners and live redworms are the baits of choice.

Photo Details: Garrett Davy caught this beautiful trout on a small green woolly bugger. Great catch Garrett!


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