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Tackle Talk for the week of July 29

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River has been high this week from recent rain, but fishing has been fairly good in spite of the conditions.  Anglers are reporting some nice smallmouth bass and walleye hook-ups mostly on live shiners and Old Trail salted tubes in smoke, black/red flake and various colors of chartreuse.  The fishing has been good from boats until recent high water, with some anglers reporting good channel and flathead catfishing and a lot of foul hooking of large carp.  Downstream island points have been excellent, along with creek mouths for big cats.  The lower portion of Middlecreek is producing some large walleye.  Most are being taken on Rapala vampire, hot steel and bleeding hot olive lures of various sizes.  Most area lakes, including Walker Lake, Little Buffalo Lake and Faylor Lake have been active, with large numbers of crappie being caught mostly on small tubes and crappie spinners baits.  Most of the farmland streams may be off color.  Redworms and live nightcrawlers should be the baits of choice with all the rain we have been having.  As the water recedes, most of the better fishing will be best around shoreline eddies and current breaks. Muskie action should pick up in the next week or two as the river settles down.

Photo Details: Lillyanna Siska caught this 4 lb grey snapper on her very first deep sea fishing trip in Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Great catch Lillyanna!! Congratulations!

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