Carp Bait or Duck Food?

A friend of mine sent me over this pic he took while spending some time at Raystown Lake. Folks were feeding the carp with some pellets bought at the marina store. Seems like these pellets make pretty good carp bait because it started this little fish feeding frenzy and soon a few ducks decided they were going to get in on the action as well. I normally don’t associate carp as being aggressive feeders. I do remember catching them on the Conestoga river, along with catfish when we were kids. We would make up dough balls by wetting some bread and then kneading it for a few minutes until it could be formed into a pasty substance that could be balled around our hook. Or

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Susquehanna River Fishing Jerkbaits

Every fall I look forward to Susquehanna River Fishing because the fish are big and the action can get hot and heavy. The fish move in areas that are fairly predictable which is good, other than the fact that most other folks know about the same spots. But, there always seems to be enough fish for everyone. Early fall calls for the spinnerbait, but when the water gets a little colder, especially down into the low 50’s or high 40’s, that is when I can get a decent jerkbait bite going. The Lucky Craft Pointer 100, in the Ghost Minnow color is one of my favorites on the Susquehanna River, especially when the water is on the clearer side. Because of all the rain we

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Susquehanna River Fishing – Looking to the Fall

Many folks have enjoyed much success when Susquehanna River Fishing, and I have as well, but my favorite time is during the fall. Fall fishing is great because the fish are big and you can really find some nice schools of fish. I remembered some videos I took a couple of years ago that I though would be great to get out of the archives and share with everyone so you can start getting pumped for some fall river fishing as well. Even though we are on the Susquehanna River, the principles shown in this video apply to a lot of river fishing across the country. These videos all feature George Acord, co-owner of Susquehanna Fishing Tackle and SFTtackle.com. This is where I work doing

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Susquehanna River on the Rise Again

Here we go again. The rain is a rainin’ and the river is a risin’. Levels at Harrisburg will crest at a little over 10′ by Saturday and the weekend is not looking good. These levels are dangerous and should not be dealt with by anyone unless you are down in the pool areas and are a very experienced boater. The water will be muddy as well so any fishing will be very tough. Maybe it is time to do a little trout fishing, but those areas are probably chocolate milk as well. I just got done reading Dave’s fishing report and I agree Dave, this crazy back and forth with the weather is not making things any easier. When you have a nice day

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Susquehanna is stabilizing

The river has been coming the past couple of days since a couple days of flood levels.  For a short time we saw levels of 21′ at Harrisburg and some overflowed banks, but it didn’t last long and it now looks like we are on our way to some great fishing days ahead.  At last check the levels are at around 9 or 9.5 feet and although it is pretty muddy we are hearing of people catching some nice smallmouth and some big ones too.  So we find that the river is very fishable, but we caution you that it is still a task only for very experienced boaters.  It looks like we will be at 7.5 feet by Sunday and then it is game

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