Water levels are low at most locations, Susquehanna River fishing has been good, with anglers reporting all species of fish being caught. The west branch is clear and the north branch is a little off color. Smallmouth bass are hitting on crayfish-patterned crankbaits and Old Trail Tackle & Sports Premium Salted Tubes. In clear water,Yamamoto Senkos in any of the green pumpkin variations are working. Crankbaits are also working well from Shady Nook to Hoover's Island, some of the better choices have been Bomber Fat A's, Cordell Big-O's and Bandit 100 series lures. Some walleye have been taken at the Adam Bower Dam south to Shady Nook area. Rapala Glass Shad Raps, No. 11 Jointed lures, and Yamamoto Chikara Crankbaits are a good choice. Some nice crappie are being caught at Blanchard Lake and Little Buffalo Lake. Most anglers are reporting good fishing on all area lakes. Channel cats have been hitting at most of the popular locations on nightcrawlers and prepared bloodbaits. Muskie action has picked up with some good fish coming on blade baits Mepp's Musky Killer spinners, Strike King Jointed King Shad and 7-Inch Bombers in various colors.
Congratulations to James Campbell who caught this flathead catfish while night fishing on the Susquehanna River using a creek chub. It was 33 inches and weighed 21 lbs.