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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna Fishing Topics and Chat => Topic started by: miller17015 on August 08, 2018, 10:07:04 AM

Title: Southern Susky?
Post by: miller17015 on August 08, 2018, 10:07:04 AM
So I am working in lancaster right now very close to the boarder and can help but look at the river and want to go fishing. I just saw 2 small jon boats with small outbbound motors come trolling into the stream where we are removing a bridge an was wondering about the river down here. I am pretty close to the muddy run reservoir below 374 if that helps. Im used to fishing up near liver pool and while the smallies can be good they have been non existed the last 2 trips wether the weather or water level had anything to do with that but it is a constant fight with my trolling motor to avoid hitting rocks and there are times when we come so close to a outcrop of a rock that we cant shift our bodys for fear of rocking into it. I have a 16 lowe stryker with a 20hp console. The problem i have with the river is the motor prop is about 10" below the bow of the boat so up there i really cant set it down and even putt along without hitting something. I have been noticing down here tho the river is wide and claimer looking any help?
Is the river deeper here i dont have a point of reference, is there rock out cropings or shelves that are not visible that would make motoring not possible i do see other boat but they are too far to see if they are jet motors or not. Also what is the fishing like up there we only catch smallies are there smallmouth bass down here as well? I am interested in catfishing too. I would hate to take the almost 2 hour drive down here to find out the water in not what i expected and my boat isnt going to work. Im right the muddy run reservoir is just above my job i drive by the dam side in the morning.
Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: dretallack on August 08, 2018, 06:21:51 PM
I am not sure about a lot of those questions. However there is a bait and tackle shop that advertises on this forum, Hook Line and Sinker if I remember correctly. They are in York Haven Pa, also there is another shop in Columbia Pa also. They may be some resources to try. Sorry I cant be of more help. There is a guy, I belive he goes by Hobie on this site. I know he fished Columbia Wrightsville last year some. If you can find him he may be of some help also, but can not promise.
Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: zelmo on August 09, 2018, 07:25:52 AM
There are many places on the lower Susquehanna where you can use a boat with a prop.  The two that are closest to Muddy Run are Lake Aldred which is just north and the Conowingo Pool which Muddy Run dumps into.

Both will have LM and SM as well as catfish.
Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: icemole on August 11, 2018, 03:13:15 PM
 Above any of the dams you should be pretty good  but keep an eye out as you move up river and closer to shore/islands.  You can kind of get an idea of depth from some of the satellite maps(Google/Bing). You may have to go back in time (you can on Google anyway) to get low water - clearer view. You may also have to rotate views to get the best look.


Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: zelmo on August 13, 2018, 09:28:34 AM
You may have to go back in time (you can on Google anyway) to get low water - clearer view.

How do you go back in time?
Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: dretallack on August 14, 2018, 09:16:48 PM
On google earth there is a timeline button in the tool bar. Just move your cursor across it till you find it.
Title: Re: Southern Susky?
Post by: zelmo on August 15, 2018, 08:17:12 AM
Thank you.  I was using the browser version.  After switching to the desktop version I found it.