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Tackle Talk for the week of January 7

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River has been a challenge lately.  The high off color water has made most fishing difficult.  Some anglers are reporting some good hook ups in the backwater and eddy areas.  There have been some nice smallmouth bass caught in the area of the Adam Bower Dam on the Shamokin Dam side.  Old Trail Tackle & Sports 3 1/2 inch Premium Salted Tubes fished slowly and close to the bottom, with a good attractant such as Smelly Jelly, are doing the trick.  Walleye fishing has also been fair at most of the popular locations on the river.  Some of the better baits have been Swedish Pimples, bucktails and medium live shiners.  Weather conditions close to spring-like during the day have been bringing quite a few anglers to the shores of the Susquehanna to try their luck.  With the warmer weather and rain, ice fishing has become very difficult, with most ice unsafe to go on.  As the water level drops and clarity increases, the musky action should pick up.  Hoover’s Landing area and Shady Nook are two good winter time spots for musky.  Some of the better lures for musky  action this time of year are Mepp’s Tandem Musky Killers, Musky Angler bucktail spinners and regular Medussa suckers.

Photo Details: Alexander Kramer from Northumberland was fishing the Susquehanna and caught this beauty of a bass with a medium shiner. Congratulations Alexander on an amazing catch!

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