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This is Tackle Talk for the week of February 5

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

With the bad weather this past week only a handful of hardcore anglers have been frequenting the Susquehanna River and local streams.  We are not sure what effect the rain and snow melt will have on it.  Walleye action has been fair, but anglers are fishing hard to get them.  The ones they are catching are mostly in the low 20 inch range.  The most successful bait colors for walleye have been chartreuse, motor oil, yellow and lime green.  Large twist grubs and bell tail shad 3.5” size have been the best producers.  Some good smallmouth bass fishing has been reported at some of the more popular locations.  The jig and live shiner combination has been the top choice.  Rubber 5” minnow twisters in smoke, black and motor oil glitter have been landing some large smallies.  Some of the best producing areas have been near the Adam Bower Dam, Shady Nook and Hoover’s Island.  With temperatures on the downswing, ice fisherman are getting ready for some good ice and purchasing the needed equipment and have their auger blades sharpened or replaced.  When the Susquehanna River starts to recede muskie action will pick-up and move into full swing.  Warmer weather for this time of year has made ice fishing difficult and unsafe at some locations.

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Chet Trego caught this beautiful trout on egg sacs fishing Penn's Creek.  Great catch Chet!

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