The Susquehanna River is high from recent rain but is falling rapidly. Anglers were reporting some good fishing on the Susquehanna River until we got high water. At the Adam Bower Dam smallmouth bass and walleye are being caught on large live shiners, Old Trail salted tubes, Salty Spiders in green pumpkin varations, smoke bell tail minnows, and jerk baits in black and silver, clown and Alabama shad. The best walleye fishing is mostly at night according to most anglers. Some nice walleye were also being caught at both PP&L dams before the highwater. The lures of choice were Reef Runner Little Ripper lures, live medium shiners and Zoom 5" Super Fluke in watermelon magic color. During the high water period, some anglers were fishing the local lakes with many reporting some nice catches of all species. Smallmouth bass fishing is still quite good for early fall and will get better as the river recedes. Note: Don't forget spinnerbaits and topwater lures for large smallies at this time of year. Some large channel and flathead catfish are being picked up along the shoreline and backwater areas. Large live nightcrawlers and Sudden Impact are the baits of choice. Fall trout stocking is just around the corner. Fall trout anglers should enjoy a good season with most streams still holding good amounts of fish.
Michael Spade caught this nice flathead catfish on the Sunbury side of the fabridam on the Susquehanna River. Great catch Mike!