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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Smallmouth Bass => Topic started by: bjones on April 22, 2019, 05:57:49 AM

Title: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: bjones on April 22, 2019, 05:57:49 AM
went out on river few days ago: very high, muddy, windy, small whitecaps on the waves! Tried a hair jig and go no where. what lures do you guys recommend for these kinds of spring conditions? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: johnfries7 on April 22, 2019, 11:30:36 PM
iwase down to check the shurkill on Friday you could float a aircraft carrier you could get it under the bridge if its not blowing like Everest its raining jf7
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: johnfries7 on April 22, 2019, 11:33:04 PM
try a hangerande
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: Responsible_Angler on April 23, 2019, 07:48:42 AM
went out on river few days ago: very high, muddy, windy, small whitecaps on the waves! Tried a hair jig and go no where. what lures do you guys recommend for these kinds of spring conditions? Thanks in advance.

Crayfish color Squarebill crankbait that rattles, not a silent one.  Slowly grind bottom, bang into rocks along a curent seam and you will see some action even in muddy water. The water is getting in the high 50's they have to eat.  A very slow retrieved swim bait along a current seam will also get their attention. Double gold willow blade spinnerbait fished slowly along the seams will also produce.  And lastly 2.75'' tube fished on bottom.  One of these four will produce fish.  One of the biggest challenges this time of the year is finding the fish. Usually if you don't catch anything in the first five minutes move on to another spot. Cover a lot of water.
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: bjones on April 25, 2019, 06:48:40 AM
Thanks much! Great advice as always!
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: icemole on May 04, 2019, 12:21:58 PM
 Don't forget that fish will move to slower water. If the river is up over the bank - the "drop off" where the bank was can be good. Also the slack water behind any tree trunks that are now in the water. Fish up any creeks that dump in as well - might even find "clearer" water.
Title: Re: fishing in wild river conditions
Post by: johnfries7 on May 10, 2019, 11:07:19 AM
I go down to check the river once a week it just never goes down you could float a battleship down it I know I have said it before but it reminds me of last year jf7