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Offline DRY

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Liverpool ledges
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:18:34 PM »
Decided to try a place I haven't been to for several years. I used to fish it in my canoe and have had some dandy nights there.
Gets very low and it is very rocky for my boat but with the higher water this summer I figured I could navigate the ledges.
I made it but any lower and I would have been hung up.
Liverpool



Made my way up to Dressler's Campground and then slowly fished my way downstream until dark. Caught 14 smallmouth on the solid body river darter.



The big fish never came my way and most were 9-13" but one 17" was the biggest jumper of the evening.



Just a little more rain and I'll be able to go back again.  ;D

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Liverpool ledges
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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 11:19:05 AM »
Nicely done Bill - We go through Liverpool quite a bit in route to Hershey/Palmyra where my wife's family lives...sadly, I've never even wet a line in this stretch since we are always on the move and usually racing the CLOCK!  :o
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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 02:21:28 PM »
Looks like you had a good day. Is the water clearing up in that area? I have been meaning to head up that way.

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 05:38:18 PM »
Looks like you had a good day. Is the water clearing up in that area? I have been meaning to head up that way.

The ledges run almost parallel with the current so they make no real break in the water and it's hard to read the water...they are just below the surface..and then they meet and fuse and create all kinds of havoc that is hard to read when the water gets down to 7 feet at Sunbury.

When younger I used my canoe a lot. Good place for a kayak. You may be hitting your rudder and foot paddles a lot on that Hobie.

Early morning and late afternoon/evening are the best times when the water is low and clear. When the white flies come out sometimes it really turns on the fish.

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 05:38:18 PM »

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 05:59:16 PM »
Thanks for the reply. Is the water clarity in that area any better than last week?

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »
Thanks for the reply. Is the water clarity in that area any better than last week?

I was out today at Selinsgrove (above Liverpool)... visibility on the west side is about 3-4 feet. Almost getting too clear too quick and too low too fast...

The east side is only about 6 -8 inches visibility.

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 07:25:00 PM »
Thanks Bill.

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Re: Liverpool ledges
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 11:49:11 PM »
Nice fish Bill.

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