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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 07:20:55 PM »
it was on dry land when I was there

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2018, 07:55:48 PM »
I got out from 3 till 5 today down in Shickshinny.  Picked up 7, 6 were big ugly beauties. Got some pics but my dsl is acting up so they will have to wait until the service call Tuesady. It was 50 on the street and about 35 in the shade along the river. Spring is taking her good old time getting here this year.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2018, 08:02:18 PM »
Spring is coming slow, but maybe just maybe we wont have a hot long drawn out summer. Just hope the river doesn't run quite as high as it did last year. Wasn't able to access some of my holes till mid august.

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 09:19:13 AM »
Spring is coming slow, but maybe just maybe we wont have a hot long drawn out summer. Just hope the river doesn't run quite as high as it did last year. Wasn't able to access some of my holes till mid august.

I hope you're not saying the water was high last summer because at 3.7 I couldn't get past Riverview Apts without hitting the rocks and that was as low as I fished Harrisburg.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2018, 06:07:19 PM »
There are two differing points of view. From a shore bound wading perspective it's n I ce when it's pretty low. On the other hand from a boaters pov having a few extra fow makes it safer and opens up more possibilities. I have sympathy for both outlooks.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2018, 09:23:14 PM »
Most of the summer it seemed to run about 4', just about wading level. Then we did hit a dry spell around august, and it dropped to under 4' for the rest of the year. Looked back in my album from last year, we had a short drop around 7-4 also, but that was short lived. Get some flippers, and I will take you out in the rocks with me some Saturday evening 1iarrowking. Before you head over to the dirt track.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2018, 10:03:21 PM »
There are two differing points of view. From a shore bound wading perspective it's n I ce when it's pretty low.....

Actually...where I fish it is near impossible to catch fish from shore or wading the shoreline once water levels drop and the water warms up. Higher water brings the fish closer to shore and provides shoreline eddies to ambush them. When the water drops (winter or summer) they generally move out. You then need to wade out extremely far or use a boat/canoe/kayak.

... Get some flippers, and I will take you out in the rocks with me some Saturday evening 1iarrowking...

Does this mean wet wading? If so...

Another reason cold water wading is preferable. I can wear clothing (hip boots/waders) and limit my exposure to the water. The chemicals that have caused sex changes and cancers in the smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River are in the water. Human skin is one of the best ways to absorb medicine (chemicals) into the body. In my opinion you are safer limiting your exposure to Susquehanna River water.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »
Primarily I wear breathable waders. But I will do some wet wading, when it is extremely hot. Was just joshing 1i, about the flippers. I know he is a boater. Fortunately where I wade, it is more like rock jumping figuratively. Not usually more than knee deep.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2018, 03:14:56 PM »
My desktop has been out of commission for almost a week something Microsoft did with an update messed up it connectivity. Here are two from last Sunday.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2018, 04:15:04 PM »
snow, I got 12 inches of snow on my patio and they sat we can get 6 more im about 30 miles n.e. of philly, im sick of this the river will be way up again in the trees. jf7

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2018, 04:20:06 PM »
The catfish on the ground is nicely colored one

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2018, 07:30:24 PM »
Nice cats Dave.
You and I got some big cats in that spot last year!!!
I'm thinking of hitting it this weekend.
Let me know if your interested.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 08:22:49 PM »
The catfish on the ground is nicely colored one


Most.of them look like that before they roll around in the  mud. It was so deep that I couldn't get up to the river to land them. I had to slide them up on to the shore.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
Hopefully you didn't have to leave your boots in the shoreline, to retrieve later. Lost a pair of shoes in muck like that years ago.

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