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Tackle Talk for the week of November 6

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River has been producing some nice fish of all species this past week.  With water levels up from the recent rains and temperatures down, some of the best walleye and smallmouth bass fishing has been at the Adam Bower Dam and the PP&L Dam on the Sunbury side.  Quite a few walleye, some in the high 20 inch range, have been taken in these areas, mostly in the late night and early morning.  The baits of choice for walleye have been live medium shiner, Rapala #8, X-Raps in purple gold, hot mustard muddler and perch colors. There have also been some nice smallies caught recently on the river mostly along the edge of fast water.  Storm Original Thunderstick, Smithwick Rattlin' Rogue in bright colors and live medium shiners seem to be the better baits for smallies.  Try different colors each day for bass or walleye because the river has been constantly changing on a daily basis.  Channel catfishing and flatheads are being taken at most of the popular locations.  Large live nightcrawlers and live sunfish have been the choice baits for large cats.  The muskie action is picking up. Several legal muskie were caught this week on live shiners meant for walleye or bass. Anglers are reporting good fishing at all area lakes with all species of fish being caught on various types of bait and lures.  

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Joe Bowersox caught this nice catfish using stone catties in the Juniata by Millerstown. Way to go Joe! 


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