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Tackle Talk for the week of September 17

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Most anglers are reporting some good fishing on the Susquehanna River and tributaries as the water becomes cooler.  Smallmouth bass fishing has been good throughout the whole river. Old Trail tubes are working well especially smoke/black, melon pepper and green pumpkin colors.  Live medium shiners are also a good choice this time of year.  There has been good top water action in most areas using Heddon Torpedoes, Zara puppies, Whopper Ploppers and Storm Chug Bugs.  There has been some good walleye action below the Adam Bower Dam, both PP&L Dams and most bridge piers.  Small lures like Owner Mira Shad in black pearl and gold shad colors, also Rapala RipStop in clown and purpledescent are working well. Some of the better walleye fishing is still well after dark at most locations.  Channel and fathead fishing has been best in the deeper holes.  Large nightcrawlers and garlic prepared baits have been best.  Musky action continues to be good with topwater lures and spinners with large blades, either in-line or tandem.  Trout fishing has been good on all local streams with nice fish being taken on waxworms, gold mealworms and current fly hatches.

Photo Details:

Duayne Faust caught this 30 inch beauty on a Whopper Plopper fishing the stretch of river below the Shady Nook boat launch on the Susquehanna River. Amazing catch Duayne!

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