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Tackle Talk for the week of October 2

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River remains low and clear. Wading anglers have done well with Old Trail Tackle & Sports Premium Salted Tubes and top water lures at most locations.  Walleye action is picking up mostly in late evening and early morning.  Floating Rapalas #9’s in brighter colors and Erie Dearie 1/4oz. Lures have been effective.  Smallmouth bass anglers are catching some nice fish at the McKees Half Falls area, mostly on topwater lures such as Rebel Pop-R’s,Yo-Zuri ZZ Pops and River2Sea Spittin' Wa Frogs.  Also working well are 4-inch Chompers twist grubs (garlic &salt) in various colors.  Crappie fishing has been good a Little Buffalo Lake with quite a few fish being taken on small 2-inch twist grubs and small 1 1/2 to 2-inch tubes in bright colors.  Several anglers have reported good smallies and other species fishing at Rose Valley Lake to be very good for the past several weeks.  Large numbers of smallmouth bass have been taken on 4 and 6 inch Squirming Lizards, 4-inch Zipper Worms and #5 Rapala Skitter-Prop lures.  Channel Cat and flathead action has been good. Drifting live nightcrawler has been effective and large live shiners fished on the bottom in deeper areas have also been working.  Fishing weather has been good the past several weeks and should become better as we move in the fall season.

Maggie Barger caught this 28in 8lb lake trout at Raystown Lake on a shiner. Amazing catch Maggie! Congrats.

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