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Tackle Talk for the week of July 17th

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River water levels are low but fishing in the deeper holes and channels has been producing some nice fish.  Muskie anglers are reporting some large hook-ups at some of the better locations.  The lures of choice have been Blue Fox Muskie Buck Spinners, Rapala Magnum and 17A Bombers.  Smallmouth bass are hitting Old Trail Tackle & Sports Salted Tubes in pumpkin pepper, smoke/black & red flake and melon orange roadkill.  Zoom Fat Albert Grubs and Case Magic Stiks are also working well.  There have been quite a few walleye caught mostly in the deeper holes and along the edge of fast water.  Most walleye hook-ups have been early evening to dusk.  Medium live shiners and Rapala Shad Raps in various colors have been working well.  When we get closer to fall and some needed rain the fishing will start to pick up at the prime locations.  Trout fishing has been good even though some streams are low.  Many anglers are reporting good fishing at White Deer Creek and the upper reaches of Penns Creek.  Waxworms, butterworms and current fly hatches are producing some nice fish.  Even with lower water all local lakes are being fished hard, with anglers reporting good results.


Spencer Reed shot this 15 lb, 37 inch Grass Carp while bowfishing at Lake Codorus in Hanover, PA.  He used a diamond infinite edge bow, by Bowtech. 

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