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Tackle Talk for the week of July 24th

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River is looking nice but getting close to August lows.  With several days of slow rain to return things to normal.  Several anglers have hit it just right and caught good numbers of smallies in the 18-inch range and up at some of the popular spots.  There are periods when the fish just shut down.  Stripers and shad have been caught at various locations on the river this week.  Some nice walleye are being caught below the Adam Bower and PP&L Dams.  Reef Runners, Cordell Wally Divers and double hook worm rigs with spinners seem to be the lures of choice.  Anglers are reporting lots of topwater action mostly in the early morning on buzz baits, topwater Heddons, Rebels and XPS lures.  Old Trail Salted 3 1/2 inch tubes or larger in black and darker colors are working well after dark.  Near the White Bridge at the Norry Point and other locations north, catfish are being caught on bloodbait, chicken livers and large live shiners.  The die-hard trout anglers are still doing well, even though the streams are low with few fisherman.  There are still a lot of trout left in most streams.  The baits of choice have been butterworms, fathead minnows and current fly hatches.  


Ron Kopinetz Jr. caught this 27 inch walleye in Liverpool, PA on the Susquehanna River on a green tube with an orange tail. It weighed in at 5.1 pounds. 


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