The Susquehanna River is in good shape since the recent rain fall. Most anglers are reporting some nice catches at the areas around the Adam Bower and PP&L dams. Live large shiners, Maniac 3-inch Salt Sticks and Poor Boy Erie Darter Junior in the most common colors have been very effective. The past several weeks anglers have been reporting some topwater action withGaines Crippled Killers, Heddon Torpedos, and Smithwick Devil’s Horse as some of the top choices. Anglers are reporting some good rock bass fishing on the Susquehanna River at some of the popular areas. Muskie action is starting to pick-up. Storm 10-inch and 8-inch Rubber Kickin’ minnows, Creek Chub Jointed Pike and Big Fin spinner baits are some excellent choices for the large muskies. Channel cats and flatheads are still providing some great action. The best action is usually after dark. Large live nightcrawler and 3 to 5 inch sunfish have been the bait of choice. Walleye activity is picking up as some of the favorite spots. The lures of choice have been Rebel Crawfish, Cordell Big O in perch and natural crawdad, also Wally Divers in various colors are also a good choice. Trout fishing is still good on the upper reaches of most streams.
Larry Siska caught this 16" smallmouth at the Mahantango boat ramp fishing the Dalmatia side of the river. He used a #7 Original Rapala in limegreen and silver. Congratulations Larry on a great catch!