Susquehanna River Fishing Forum

Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Smallmouth Bass => Topic started by: FM on March 12, 2021, 08:55:44 AM

Title: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: FM on March 12, 2021, 08:55:44 AM
Uncovered my boat and took it over to the river launch for an early season shakedown, I tossed in two rods in case I got lucky and everything worked. The motor started right up and idled nicely so I went looking for some eyes or smallmouths that were in the mood to play. I didn't get any eyes but found a decent backwash that had collected some nice fat smallies. I caught 8, 14 to 16 inch fish in a couple hours. The law of low expectations coming thru again.
FM
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: Pawatch on March 12, 2021, 09:00:04 PM
FM
What part of the Susky are you fishing?
That's a good start to the season! No glitches and you caught fish!
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: Phil Sweeney on March 13, 2021, 08:22:57 AM
A buddy of mine and his son went out yesterday to Ft Hunter. Using shiners mostly they caught about 35 fish. He told me 4 on hair jig. I thought it was interesting with a cold front moving in they did well!
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: Pawatch on March 13, 2021, 12:23:28 PM
Phil and FM
Fish seem to be biting down your way!

Probably going to be a little while till I get back out.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=ctp&gage=WILP1
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: Phil Sweeney on March 13, 2021, 06:49:13 PM
Must have been some rain up north. looks like Sunbury came up 5' in one day and Juniata only came up just shy 1'
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: DRY on March 13, 2021, 07:31:50 PM
Must have been some rain up north. looks like Sunbury came up 5' in one day and Juniata only came up just shy 1'

The Susquehanna crested at 17 feet today at Selinsgrove...that is 8 feet above where it was when I fished earlier this week.

It's all due to northern tier snow melt.

Bill
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: Phil Sweeney on March 14, 2021, 07:54:54 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: FM on March 14, 2021, 05:47:03 PM
FM
What part of the Susky are you fishing?
That's a good start to the season! No glitches and you caught fish!


I live in the Wilkes Barre area and mostly fish within 20 miles up and down stream of there. When I was younger and a lot sprier I would venture north towards Wyalusing.
FM
Title: Re: 2021 Spring Shakedown
Post by: shiver318 on March 15, 2021, 11:47:48 AM
I fish mostly in the Berwick, Bloomsburg area but do venture from Danville to West Nanticoke. My boat docks in my garage and is always ready to go when  the river is clear of ice. Mostly fish for SM in summer and fall, walleyes in the winter and cats in between all catch and release. At 70+ I still get a thrill catching fish or sitting in a tree stand. Just to see an eagle soaring or critters running along the bank makes my day, got to thank the Lord for every chance I get to do it. Good luck, tight lines!