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Tackle Talk for the week of July 16

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River water levels are very good for this time of year and water color is excellent.  Anglers are reporting some walleye action around the PP&L dams and the Adam Bower Dam around bags No. 2 and No. 6.  Most action during the day has been slow, but the evening hours seem to be producing the best.  Large stickbaits, medium live shiners, Rapala clowns and vampires are the best producing baits.  Smallmouth bass are being caught on Whopper Ploppers and Mepps spinners mostly along the shoreline and at the edge of fast moving water.  Old Trail Salted tubes are also working, green pumpkin with blue or orange and smoke with purple flake are a good choice.  Several muskies have been caught at some of the most familiar areas.  The lures of choice have been Rapala 7-inch firetigers and Bomber Long A's in rainbow color.  At Walker Lake some nice largemouth bass and crappie have been taken.  Johnson Silver spoons, Williams Wabblers and No. 5 Mepps spinners are working well.  Small rubber twisters fished on a 1/16 ounce jighead and waxworms are a good choice for crappie.  All area trout streams are fishable and low but are producing some nice fish.  Channel cats and flathead are biting, especially at dusk, prepared blood and liver baits are working best.  


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Ken Cluck caught this huge 38 inch, 28 pound flathead caught at Falston boat launch near 3 mile island. Awesome catch Ken!!



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