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Tackle Talk for the week of October 7

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River is still high but anglers are reporting some fair walleye fishing at most of the popular spots.  The baits of choice have been 3 1/2 inch rubber twist grubs in smoke, chartreuse and motor oil and various combinations of green, white and yellow.  Rapala lures of different styles in colors hot steel, gold/black and vampire are also working well.  At Shady Nook south to Hoover's Island, channel cats and flatheads are being caught on blood baits and catfish bites fished on spring treble hooks.  Smallmouth bass action has been good at most locations.  Large live shiners, Old Trail salted tubes in various colors and 4 1/2 inch rubber minnows in black, motor oil and smoke have been effective.  The topwater bite is still on Whopper Ploppers, Rebel Pop-Rs and Storm Chug Bug are producing some large fish.  The Adam Bower Dam has been partially inflated and as the water temperatures drop, the fishing will become better as the fish start feeding for winter.  At Penns Creek some bass and chain pickerel are being caught on Mepps and Blue Fox spinners, medium live shiners are also a good choice.  All lakes are producing well.  Some of the better baits for lake fishing have been waxworms, live nightcrawlers and Berkley Powerbaits in various flavors.  

Photo Details: JT Ptacek caught this beautiful brown trout on Penns Creek. Great catch JT! Congratulations!

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