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Tackle Talk for the week of December 4

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Anglers are reporting good fishing in most area streams and on the Susquehanna River, but we have to wait and see how the rain affects the fishing in the coming days.  With the bags lowered at the Adam Bower Dam and good water and weather conditions for the most part, there have been at times large numbers of fisherman along the riverbanks and in boats from the Adam Bower Dam south to McKee’s Half Falls.  The smallmouth bass action has been pretty good at most areas on the river.  Old Trail Premium Salted 3 1/2 inch tubes and large 5-inch rubber twist minnows in motor oil, pumpkin seed, and smoke are working well.  Most smallies are in deeper holes and around eddies.  Walleye fishing has been good at various locations on the Susquehanna River.  Some lures that have been effective are Cordell Wally Divers in the walleye patterns, Rapala Vampires, shiners and X-Rap patterns.  Fall trout anglers should have good conditions now.  Most streams still have a good number of trout.  Small live shiners and Blue Fox and Mepps spinners in sizes #1 and #2 are effective for trout, when worked slowly through the deeper holes.  

Photo Details:

Scott Mowery caught this 20 inch, 4.5 pound bass on a Musky Killer spinner below the fabridam.  


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