Anglers are reporting some good smallmouth bass and walleye fishing from the Adam Bower Dam south to Hoover’s Island. Walleye fishing has also been good in the area around McKees Half Falls. Large live shiners and Old Trail Salted Tubes in chartreuse, pumpkin seed, and motor oil colors are working well for walleye, while medium live shiners, Rapala Shad Raps and Mepp's Agilia Long Mino spinners are landing some nice smallies. Most of the better fishing has been late evening or early morning. Some large channel cats have been taken at some of the popular locations. The baits of choice have been live large shiners, Berkley Catfish Dipworms and Gulp Catfish Chunks in liver flavor. Muskie action is picking up at some of the better locations with some nice fish being taken on Mepps Musky Killer spinners, Live Target Field Mouseand Bomber Long A Mags in rainbow color. Fisherman are saying that leaves on the water haven’t been a problem so far this fall. Many cold weather anglers switch to live bait this time of year. Fish can be caught on artificial lures, although fisherman have to fish a little slower and concentrate on deeper water. As the water becomes colder fishing will get better as fish start to feed for winter.
T.J. Sahutsky caught this nice catfish with a chartreuse rooster tail 1/6 oz on the Sunbury side of the Fabridam. Congratulations T.J.!