The Susquehannna River levels are finally becoming lower now that the recent heavy rains are over. Both branches of the river are in excellent shape. On the river, fishing for muskie and walleye has been picking up at most locations. The lures for muskie have been Creek Chub, Suick and Blue Fox Musky Buck spinners. Walleye are being taken on large live shiners, Slug-Go's, Salty Spiders and Rapala Countdown lures fished slowly and close to the bottom. Most of the popular locations are producing well. Late evening and early morning are the best times for the larger fish. Mountain streams for late June are normal in some areas, but for the most are in good shape. The pressure is off in most areas and earlier high water has left a lot of trout in most streams. Penns Creek at Coburn and the Glen Iron area is giving up some nice trout on the current fly hatches. Also small silver dressed spinners and gold one-eight ounce. Little Cleo spoons are a good choice. Most are lakes are producing well with all species of fish being taken butterworms, waxworms and redworms are the live baits of choice. Catfishing has slowed, but they are still getting some nice ones, especially at dusk and after dark. Prepared catfish bait and live nightcrawlers are working well for them.
Scott Mowery caught this beautiful gator gar in New York on a Bagley's Bang O Lure. Great catch Scott!