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Tackle Talk for the week of September 10

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

The Susquehanna River is low but anglers are reporting some good walleye fishing at most of the popular spots. The baits of choice have been 3.5” rubber twist grubs in smoke, motor oil and various combinations of chartreuse and yellow. Rapala lures in clown, hot steel, gold/black 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 minnows, Old Trail salted tubes in various colors and 4.5 inch rubber minnows in black, smoke and motor oil have been effective. The topwater bite is still on with Whopper Ploppers, Rebel Pop-Rs and Storm Chug Bug are producing some large fish. The Adam Bower Dam has been lowered for the year, 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, also medium live shiners are a good choice. All area lakes are producing well with all species being caught. Some of the better baits for lake fishing have been waxworms, live nightcrawlers and Berkley Powerbaits in various flavors.

Photo Details:  Lillyanna Siska caught this huge 21-inch, 4.5 lbs bass using a purple swim bait on the Dalmatia side of the Susquehanna River! Amazing catch Lillyanna!


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