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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Conditions => Topic started by: zelmo on November 12, 2018, 08:55:20 AM

Title: Horrible year
Post by: zelmo on November 12, 2018, 08:55:20 AM
We who fish the Susquehanna know too well how bad it has been, but Pennlive has a story today that gives details. (

Here is an excerpt:

July 2018

Precipitation: 12.09 inches

Average for month: 4.61 inches

Greatest 24-hour total: 3.26 inches, July 23  (Monday)

Number of fair days: 13

Number of partly cloudy days: 9

Numbers of cloudy days: 9

Number of days with:

Thunderstorms: 8

Heavy rain: 8

Light rain: 13

Fog: 16

Putting July in perspective

July 2018 ranked at the wettest July on record and the fourth wettest month since records began in 1888. The previous record July rainfall was 9.72 inches in 1969..

The top 3 wettest months at Harrisburg all had direct help from a tropical cyclone:

1. 18.55" June 1972 (Agnes)

2. 18.43" September 2011 (Lee)

3. 14.97" September 1975 (Eloise)

4. 12.09" July 2018

5. 11.04" October 2013

5 consecutive days of at least 1 inch of rain in Harrisburg, from July 21-25, matched the longest stretch on record (Sept. 4-8, 2011, with Tropical Storm Lee).
Title: Re: Horrible year
Post by: Brewguy on November 12, 2018, 10:36:05 AM
There seems to be guys consistently catching lots of fish.  Sunday we ran into a group at ft hunter, they had a tournament and all did really well.  The guy we talked to caught 15 fish, the biggest 3.4lbs.  His buddy had one 3.2lbs.  Another guy I know (a guide) was out and caught 70 bass the weekend before. 

I guess it is a matter of having a boat and knowing where to go.  Ned rig still seems to be the go to bait. 
Title: Re: Horrible year
Post by: zelmo on November 12, 2018, 11:18:34 AM
The fish might be biting but that doesn't mean it is safe to go out on a boat.