This has been a fairly good week for trout fishing as reported by most anglers with the weather and water in good condition. With the recent stretch of hot days anglers hitting the streams in early morning have had better success. Rooster Tails, small #1 Mepp’s Aglia, Joe’s Flies Short Strikers and butterworms are working well on most streams. Fly hatches have been good all week on Penns Creek in the Weikert and Coburn areas. Gold mealworms, butterworms and small trout lures are the best choice to land some nice trout. The Susquehanna River is somewhat low, but there has been reports of nice smallmouth bass being taken in the Shady Nook and Isle of Que areas, mostly on Old Trail Tackle & Sports 3 1/2” Salted Tubes in smoke/black flake, avocado and pumpkin/green flake. At Hoover’s Island some nice channel catfish and muskies are being caught. Catfish are hitting large shiners and prepared catfish baits fished on spring treble hooks. Muskie action has been fairly consistent, with the deeper holes holding the larger muskies. Large 8-inch rubber shad tails and 7-inch jointed lures are the best bet for a muskie hook-up. Crappie action has been good on all local lakes with waxworms, small rubber twisters and jigs working well.
Ethan Reidinger, 10 years old, from Elysburg, with his first rainbow trout on a fly. He used his Reddington rod and reel and an Adams fly purchased from Old Trail Tackle & Sports. Ethan caught this great catch at Roaring Creek.
Liam Bloom (Ethan's) brother, doubled up on two trophies in Roaring Creek during the Youth Mentor Day. He caught two Golden Rainbow Trout. This one is about 17".
Liam Bloom doubled up on two trophies in Roaring Creek during the Youth Mentor Day. He caught two Golden Rainbow Trout. This one is about 19".