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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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I guess it was a channel cat, but man, was it blue. I had no idea they weren't in the Susky.

Posted on: 7/6 10:44


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Has anyone been on the river this weekend? I stopped by the conewago and codurus and briefly hopped out on the river off of gut rd. The water was very dirty but wadable in this section but I didn't have any luck. Streams weren't much better but I managed a few.

Posted on: 7/9 14:44


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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I was at Wrightsville from 4 to 8 yesterday. First time out with the kayak this year. Flow was stronger than I like and it was very windy. Lancaster side was very dirty, York side not as bad, and there was a section in the middle that was not as dirty. Due to the wind I used spinning gear. I normally only use surface lures,so it may have been more productive underneath. Nothing until around 7, then I missed 4 or 5 and landed a really heavy 17 inch smallmouth. One of the misses came straight up out of the water and was also a nice fish. After loading the kayak, I looked back out and noticed the wind had settled down, so the last hour may have been good.


Posted on: 7/9 15:52


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Kgstine,

Thanks for the report. Have you fished the conestoga this year yet? I tried once but it was high and muddy.

I think the the gauge at Harrisburg on the susky was at least a foot lower this time last year. It's probably going to be another couple of weeks before things get really going.


Wouldn't be a bad idea if someone started a Susquehanna smallmoth thread and kept it going through the season. I enjoy ready about everyone's outings.

Posted on: 7/9 18:42


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth
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Wouldn't be a bad idea if someone started a Susquehanna smallmoth thread and kept it going through the season. I enjoy ready about everyone's outings.


Folks can just keep re-freshing this thread for lower Susky reports,questions or info. I usually prefer to write specific reports of some of my trips but there's no reason this thread can't continue with reports, discussion, etc.

If you'd like, I can change the title to "Susquehanna River 2017."

Posted on: 7/9 22:10


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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"I think the the gauge at Harrisburg on the susky was at least a foot lower this time last year. It's probably going to be another couple of weeks before things get really going."

I live the near the North Branch, our local news weather guy mentioned that we are some 4-inches above normal precipitation for this time of year.

I agree with your estimate, if memory serves me correctly last year at this time I was fishing at below 1 foot on local gauge, it is going to settle at 2 feet tomorrow and then head back up some.

Posted on: 7/10 16:32


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Has anyone been on the river this weekend? I stopped by the conewago and codurus and briefly hopped out on the river off of gut rd. The water was very dirty but wadable in this section but I didn't have any luck. Streams weren't much better but I managed a few.


The river is at springtime levels right now. Its been a bit high all year, like my uncle. Gut road gets slammed by bait guys, many who will fish for cats but take anything, including a smallie home if nobody is looking. I know, I grew up around here. York County itself is becoming very dirty. The very dirty water you waded in is the actual sins and filth of York County tainting the river as they are washed away with the rains. Could you smell it ? The fish are out past the first set of islands mostly. The islands serve as a buffer or break water, protecting the smallmouth bass from the inflowing filth near the taint of York County at York Haven. In late summer you can just about wade across to Lancaster if you are brave, or stupid, and good fishing can be had.

Good luck and tight lines,

Jake

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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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And yes, that is a beagle that swims.

Posted on: 7/21 1:12
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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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These big thunderstorms in the drainage are keeping levels up higher than I am comfortable wading into the current. But the fish don't care and they are willing plenty close enough to cast to. This big girl is my second 20" bass in as many trips. Second cast of the morning. Lost as many as I landed ranging in size from 3" to 20" and hitting double digits in 2 hours of fishing this morning in a casting area not more than an arc as far as I could bomb. All fish caught within 30' and most much closer.

My takeaway... glad the PaFBC is keeping the closed season in place. It works.

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Posted on: 7/22 10:14


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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These big thunderstorms in the drainage are keeping levels up higher than I am comfortable wading into the current. But the fish don't care and they are willing plenty close enough to cast to. This big girl is my second 20" bass in as many trips. Second cast of the morning. Lost as many as I landed ranging in size from 3" to 20" and hitting double digits in 2 hours of fishing this morning in a casting area not more than an arc as far as I could bomb. All fish caught within 30' and most much closer.

My takeaway... glad the PaFBC is keeping the closed season in place. It works.


Jim, maybe I will have to drive out and fish with you sometime.

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Posted on: 7/24 7:53
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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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That'd be great, Mike. I am still learning on the fly and spend as much time with my spinning rod in the river. I just can't bomb casts the way I can cover water with a crank bait. But the bass are as often within a rod length as they are 30 yards out.

I think we should follow Dave W around the Juniata, too. Are you attending the warm water Jam?

These deluges are really keeping the river up and muddy. Tough wading!

Posted on: 7/24 22:45


Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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That'd be great, Mike. I am still learning on the fly and spend as much time with my spinning rod in the river. I just can't bomb casts the way I can cover water with a crank bait. But the bass are as often within a rod length as they are 30 yards out.

I think we should follow Dave W around the Juniata, too. Are you attending the warm water Jam?

These deluges are really keeping the river up and muddy. Tough wading!

Jim, yes the storms have made it tough. Not going to make WW jam.
But would really like to try wading it at some point. Maybe some Sat in August.

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Posted on: 7/28 12:22
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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Re: Lower Susquehanna Samllmouth

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Tough day yesterday between the dirty water and wind. Hopped around, but fished mostly in york county. The highlight was witnessing the whiteflies for the first time, which was impressive to say the least. Naturally, we only saw one rise all night; and the only fish ate clousers.

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