The Susquehanna River is high from recent rain upstream. Smallmouth bass fishing has picked up a little below the Adam Bower Dam. The baits of choice have been butterworms, 3 1/2 inch Old Trail tubes in darker colors and live large shiners. The Adam Bower Dam is in the process of being tested so it can be fully inflated for the summer season. Catfishing has been good at some of the popular areas mostly in the eddies and backwater areas. Most catfish are being caught on large live nightcrawler and prepared catfish bait fished on No. 1/0 treble hook. Trout fishing on Little Pine Creek above the dam has been good. Waxworm, butterworms and Berkley Powerbait in different flavors have been working well. Fly fishing has also been good on the lower parts of Pine Creek, with most anglers having the best luck using flies matched to the seasonal hatches. Little Shamokin Creek has been producing well with butterworms, waxworks and small Mepp’s spinners the baits of choice. With warmer weather in the forecast, small spinners like Thomas, Blue Fox, Acme and Joe’s flies are a good choice for the coming weeks.
Duayne Foust caught this 21 inches, 4.4 pounds bass using a Lake Erie green tube on a 1/4 ounce jig head. What a great catch!