Water conditions on most streams and the Susquehanna River are in good shape. Most tributaries are clear with excellent water temperatures for fishing. The fluctuating water level hasn’t helped the fishing but the channel cat and flatheads are hitting heavily when the river rises. Oddly enough some big cats are being caught in the middle of the day on large shiners and sunfish. Hopefully the river will soon settle down into the low and slow summer pattern. There have been some decent walleye taken from the Adam Bower Dam south to the Isle of Que mostly after sundown. The lures of choice have been Rapala Vampire, Cordell Wally Divers, Rebel Hellgrammites and medium live shiners which have been accounting for some nice catches. At Hoover’s Island and some of the popular locations, smallmouth bass and walleye are being taken on butterworms and live medium shiners. Muskie action has been fair with Blue Fox Musky Turbo, spinner baits and in line spinners from various companies working well. Gold and yellow have been the hot colors. Anglers are reporting some nice smallies being taken on Penns Creek with various colors of Challenger lures and Mepp’s Combo Killer’s. Trout fishing on most streams is still good with live fathead minnows and Powerbait in various colors being the best choice.
Josh Pontius caught this huge bass on Penns Drive at the creek. He was using a jig with a trailer on it. Congrats Josh on an amazing catch!