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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Smallmouth Bass => Topic started by: DRY on April 13, 2019, 01:45:34 PM

Title: Anybody else?
Post by: DRY on April 13, 2019, 01:45:34 PM
Beginning to think I can only catch smallmouth in winter. Might be so!!

Finally took the boat out for three hours this AM around Selinsgrove
Thunderstorms last night left us with 1 inch of rain and the water was cloudy, rising and 52F

I tried trick worms, wacky worms, creature baits, tubes and a small spinnerbait with a swimbait.
Had 3 hits...two 14 inch bass and a small walleye. That was it!!

(https://i.imgur.com/xsV8CoG.jpg)

It has been like this for me for the last several summers in this area...I may get a lot of target practice this summer  ;)  :)

Bill

Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: johnfries7 on April 13, 2019, 08:44:30 PM
bilii tought about today but we are to get somuch rain I am waiting for nice weater jf7
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: johnfries7 on April 14, 2019, 08:07:16 PM
according to the news we are to get 3 to 4 ins of rain tonight and in the am the river is going to get high and turpid    jf7
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: DRY on April 15, 2019, 08:35:28 AM
according to the news we are to get 3 to 4 ins of rain tonight and in the am the river is going to get high and turpid    jf7

Had an inch of rain Friday night.
Had a dandy "thunderbuster" last night with 2 inches in the rain gauge this AM.
Susquehanna main stem predicted to rise to 16 feet.
Wind is howling today like a banshee.

Will this year be like last year? Let's hope not.

Bill
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: zeb on April 15, 2019, 10:09:16 AM
Most fishermen are multi-species fishermen and have trout on their minds right now.
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: jonsie on April 15, 2019, 11:56:30 AM
The bass are on the move now...Dry. You should know this. It soon will be sexy time. Time to start exploring water that is not wintering grounds. Caught 28 on Saturday afternoon with a 29" bonus walleye.
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: DRY on April 15, 2019, 12:39:24 PM
The bass are on the move now...Dry. You should know this. It soon will be sexy time. Time to start exploring water that is not wintering grounds. ...

In large part you are correct. I get very focused on cold water fishing. I really am a little lazy and do not care to travel too far from my home area (Isle of Que) in search of smallmouth.

But then again...I have fished this area since 1976 and the same area that produces fish all winter was always an amazing spawning area for spring smallmouth and summer smallmouth were just as prevalent in the Selinsgrove area. Not so anymore. Things have changed for sure.

I just don't have the energy or desire to go exploring for them anymore.

Bill
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: jonsie on April 15, 2019, 12:43:23 PM
I understand about not getting out as much since I've gotten older. I would love to fish up your way more (especially for musky) but it just is too far to haul a boat for me anymore. Just hit your smaller "pocket" water with horizontal baits and you'll be right back into them.
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: johnfries7 on April 16, 2019, 10:22:29 PM
we are getting weekend rain just like last year, please god let end jf7
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: Phil Sweeney on April 29, 2019, 12:56:33 PM
Had an inch of rain Friday night.
Had a dandy "thunderbuster" last night with 2 inches in the rain gauge this AM.
Susquehanna main stem predicted to rise to 16 feet.
Wind is howling today like a banshee.

Will this year be like last year? Let's hope not.

Bill
Yes lets hope not. I reserve April and May for R_______. Last year I was on the Susquehanna 40 days and the year before 70. Wow! Lets hope not.
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: johnfries7 on April 29, 2019, 11:55:31 PM
jeez I sure hope this year is better than the last year, so much rain and high water makes for a bad spawn. jf7
Title: Re: Anybody else?
Post by: chez on May 01, 2019, 07:00:09 PM
We can't control it.
It is what it is.
We gotta make the best of it like last year.
Crying won't help us
And.
Praying won't do us no good.
End of Story.