Most anglers are reporting some good fishing on the Susquehanna River. Various colors of Old Trail Tackle Salted Tubes, medium live shiners, Heddon Blade Bait and Johnson spoons have been producing good walleye and smallmouth bass catches. Walleye and smallie fishing has been the best from the PP&L Dams south to Hoover's Island. Penns Creek at Glen Iron and also the Coburn area are producing some nice trout on current fly hatches. Small silver Blue Fox dressed spinners are also a popular choice. On White Deer Creek, the trout fishing has been above average at most locations. Waxworms, gold mealworms, and small Panther Martin #00 spinners in various colors are the baits of choice mostly in early morning and late evening. Several nice muskies have been caught at some of the popular locations. Cloudy water in some spots has led to good channel and flathead catfishing. Several fish in the 20 to 30 inch range have been taken on large live nightcrawlers and Berkley chicken livers. As the river starts to recede and warm up top-water action will start to get into full swing.
Holden Coyle (left) caught this bass fishing the Susquehanna River below the fabridam on a large shiner. Great catch Holden!! Congratulations!