With water temperatures and levels dropping this week it has made for some good fishing. Some nice smallmouth bass are being caught at the Adam Bower Dam and at some of the popular locations on live shiners, Rapala Husky Jerks in various colors and 3 1/2" Challenger Junior minnows. Anglers are reporting that some nice walleyes have been caught on the Shamokin Dam side of the Adam Bower Dam. Cordell Wally Diver lures, Mepps #4 spinners and Old Trail salted tubes soaked in Berkley attractants. Reef Runner Little Ripper lures have also been working well. Channel and flathead catfishing has been good during the high-water period, with anglers reporting some nice hook-ups on live shiners and live nightcrawlers. The better fishing has been from boats working the slow water and shorelines. Several large muskies have been hooked including some in the 35-inch range. The hardcore trout anglers are reporting good fishing in most trout water that haven't been hit by heavy rains. Butterworms, waxworms and small flies of current hatches have been a good choice. It has not been a typical summer. The constant rain and rise and fall of water levels has made for some difficult fishing at times. As the weather improves we should have some great fall angling ahead.
Dominic Cecco (L), and Tyler Mowery (R) took 4th in States and took 2nd place in the Caleb Wheary tournament a few weekends ago. Congratulations to you both!