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Tackle Talk for the week of October 20

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

With the deflation of the Adam Bower Dam recent rains and cooler water temperatures fishing for all species in the Susquehanna River has been picking up. The smallmouth bass action has been fair from the point where the North and West branches meet south through Shady Nook and on to Hoover’s Island and McKees Half Falls where anglers are reporting muskie action is increasing. River 2 Sea S-Waver, Mepp's Giant Killer in various colors and large live shiners have been the baits of choice for muskie. Walleye fishing has been picking up with some of the better catches taking place at the PP&L dams and the Adam Bower Dam. Boaters are catching walleye during the daylight hours from the deeper water areas. Shoreline anglers are doing better after dark. The better lures have been Rapala Bleeding Shad Raps, Original No. 7 and No.9 Floating Bleeders and Rebels in black and gold at the popular locations. Some of the lures working for catfish have been Mepp's Syclops, Agila No.4 spinners and large live shiners. Fishing should pick up with cooler weather and getting some rain.

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