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Tackle Talk for the week of May 12

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Despite the high water and plenty of competition most anglers have been catching some nice trout.  Mahantango Creek above Malta, as well as, Little Shamokin Creek, Schwaben Creek and White Deer Creek have been producing well.  The baits of choice have been live waxworms, butterworms and gold mealworms.  Rooster tail spinners in the popular colors.  The upper parts of Middle Creek and Swift Run have been giving up nice trout.  Gold mealworms and butterworms have been some of the better baits on small streams.  Fishing on Penns Creek, Rapid Run and Little Pine Creek has also been excellent with large nightcrawlers, butterworms and redworms as the baits of choice.  The Susquehanna River has been rising and falling with days of on and off rain.  River forecasts call for high water this week.  Most of the better fishing this week will be in the backwater areas and along the shorelines.  Some large catfish and carp have been caught around the Hoover's Island area south of Selinsgrove.  Some large fish are also being caught at the Adam Bower Dam and the PP&L Dams on the Shamokin Dam side.  Walleye fishing has been good at most of the popular areas.  The warming trend should make for good fishing after the river settles again.  

Photo Details: Dan Raup caught this muskie below the fabridam on the Susquehanna River. This catch measured just over 38 inches. Great catch Dan!! Congratulations!


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