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Old 01-04-2017, 09:18 PM
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Well the impending ice-in coming, I decided to head out and try tonight. 35 mph gusts be dammed, wind chill in the teens…no worries! LOL I lasted exactly 20 minutes. The only spot that produced a walleye for me so far is smack dam on a bank facing the West wind! Brrr and BRRRRR. Oh well. I can usually tuff it out if I’m catching fish but once again, this season has been a head scratcher for me. So I will sit back a sip hot chocolate while I watch the river ice over in the coming days and reevaluate my approach to water that should be holding fish but just isn’t producing. I do know that my hot spots having been getting more attention from competition but most of those guys are fishing in warm weather and stay in when I’m still fishing. Maybe live bait would be a good alternative when times get tough but I simply HATE fishing shiners. But hopefully I get a chance to fish again before the season goes out. Long range temps look frigid into March so I’m guessing there will be little chance of that. But I’m hopeful! So I leave y’all with thoughts of better days ahead and toothy critters waiting to be caught. If temps turn north of 40 and the ice melts before season out, I will be back!
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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Well, this is from the new tackle talk newsletter...

With temperatures close to zero degrees in some places and ice floating on the Susquehanna River at various locations, it takes hardy anglers to fish in these conditions. *Nevertheless, some anglers were still fishing from the banks and other locations on the river, and reports were that they were doing well. *Some smallmouth bass and walleye are being taken, mostly south of the PP&L plant on the Shamokin Dam side. *

Bass are hitting on 3-inch rubber grubs and Old Trail salted tubes in smoke and dark green/gold flake colors fished very slowly and close to the bottom. *Walleye are being taken on live nightcrawlers and crawler rigs with spinners, tipped with various colors of rubber grubs. *Most musky hunters are waiting patiently for a let up in the ice situation on the river. *

This can be the best time of year to catch a big muskie, but the ice is getting in the way. *Most area lakes have good ice. *Anglers are reporting some good fishing at Faylor Lake and Walker Lake for bluegill. *Ice jigs tipped with waxworms have been the top bait. *Perch, bass and pickerel have been taken mainly on shiners.



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Old 01-18-2017, 05:41 AM
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The recent mild weather has made late-season bass and walleye fishing above average. The Susquehanna River is off color, with water levels several feet higher than last week from recent rain and snow melt. Anglers are reporting some nice walleye being caught at the Hoover’s Island area and various backwater locations. Old Trail Salted Tubes in the darker colors and 3 1/2 inch rubber twist grubs in smoke, chartreuse and green pumpkin are among the lures working well for walleye. Some large smallies and walleye have been caught in the Shady Nook and Isle of Que areas. Bass are being taken on large live shiners, nightcrawlers and Old Trail Salted Tubes. Walleye are being picked up on chartreuse glitter twist grubs and medium live shiners which have been consistent producers. Muskie are being caught on a variety of the most common muskie lures around Hoover’s Island, McKees Half Falls and near the PP&L Dam on the Shamokin Dam side. Ice fishing is still in full swing with most area lakes reporting at least four inches of good ice.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:26 PM
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Water is just under 4 feet at Bloomsburg. Heading out tonight before the snow arrives. Water is going to 8 ft in the next few days so I need to hit it now. I guess you get what you wish for. I wanted more water and I got it! Now it's too much! It's been over 4 ft for over a month and if not for that, we had ice too! ARGH!! My walleye rod was literally weeping the other day. I guess she feels neglected. So I promised her some good hard walleye fishin tonight. Full report to come!
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