The Susquehanna River is fairly high and off color in some areas, from recent rains upstream. In some areas smallmouth bass are hitting spinner baits and crankbaits, but the best action in the off color water is for channel and flathead catfish. Catfish are hitting large live shiners, nightcrawlers and 5" sunfish. Walleye fishing has picked up a little below the Adam Bower Dam. Anglers are reporting nice walleye caught at various locations this week on Blue Fox silver spinners, Mister Twister Exude 4" tubes and large live shiners. Muskie action has been picking up at most of the popular locations. The lures of choice have been 7-inch Bombers, Rapala and Salmo lures in various colors. Trout fishing on Big and Little Pine Creek has been good. Butterworms, waxworms and gold mealworms are the live baits of choice. Fly fishing on most local streams has been good with most anglers having the best luck using flies matched to the seasonal hatches. Mahantango Creek anglers are doing well with fathead minnow and Blue Fox and Mepps spinners. If the weather is good small spinners of various colors should be a good choice for the coming week.
Larry Siska caught his limit of trout fishing on Medix Run up near Benezette, PA. Congratulations Larry on some great catches!