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Tackle Talk for the week of May 26

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River is higher than normal, but is in fishable condition.  Anglers are reporting reasonably steady action below the Adam Bower Dam for smallmouth bass and walleye.  The baits of choice for walleye are Old Trail salted tubes in smoke/blue and motor oil, Rapala Husky Jerk in various colors and medium live shiners.  Some carp, large channel and flathead catfish were being caught in and around the PP&L dams.  Most of the carp and catfish were caught on prepared carp and catfish bait.  Anglers have been reporting good trout fishing on Little Pine Creek, Middle Creek, Penns Creek and Mahantango Creek.  The baits of choice have been waxworms, butterworms and various types of Thomas and Blue Fox spinners.  Penns Creek anglers are looking forward to the approaching green drake hatch, which usually happens around the end of May.  Rain and high water will probably push the green drake fly hatch back somewhat on most area creeks including Penns Creek.  Some smallies are still in various stages of the spawn; recent cooler weather may push it back a week or two.  

Photo Details: Scott Mowery caught this 4.9lbs 20 1/2” bass in New York on a frog. Great catch Scott! Congratulations!

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