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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna Fishing Topics and Chat => Topic started by: zelmo on July 13, 2019, 11:25:55 AM

Title: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: zelmo on July 13, 2019, 11:25:55 AM
We all know that the Susquehanna is a great smallmouth fishery.  I can tell you that it has some great largemouth also.

My boat is fiberglass with a prop, so I am limited to the deeper pools like Frederic, Clarke, and Conowingo.  In the past I have struggled to find the smallmouth during the middle of the summer, so this year I decided to see what I could do with largemouth.  I started throwing larger baits in areas that I thought should hold the green fish and it has paid off.

Each trip out has produced numerous fish that have been over 4 lbs and quite a few over 5 lbs.  Although I don't have the camera skills of others here are a few from my boat and a friends:

5.8 lbs (https://i.imgur.com/qxRVenH.jpg)

5.2 lbs (https://i.imgur.com/yTPOQAP.jpg)

And the kicker at 6.9 lbs (https://i.imgur.com/9lekhC3.jpg)

I know the big fish doesn't look like much in the picture but that was a function of being in a hurry to get it back in the water.  Interesting that the fish are not long but they are fat.
Title: Re: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: Phil Sweeney on July 14, 2019, 07:40:39 AM
Nice fish! Good job.
Title: Re: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: icemole on July 18, 2019, 06:43:50 AM
 Nice job.... my buddy hasn't taken me out there for a few years(smallie hunting) but I'll keep this in mind... If he ever takes me again.... LOL.

 That last picture is a 6+lb smallie right ?
Title: Re: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: zelmo on July 18, 2019, 04:19:46 PM
No, that is a LM.
Title: Re: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: icemole on July 18, 2019, 05:28:16 PM
 The markings on the cheek threw me.... just the fuzzy picture I guess ... ;D
Title: Re: Shifting tactics pays off
Post by: zelmo on July 18, 2019, 08:22:51 PM
Yes, it is a horrible picture for a great fish.