River Report??

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Rusty Trombone
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2007/07/10 10:54:39 (permalink)

River Report??

Wondering if anyone has been wading the river around the Harrisburg area and if so, how the bass fishing has been this summer.

Haven't had the chance to fish there for about 5 years, but the Susquehanna used to be my absolute fave for smallmouth. I've heard that the fishing hasn't been as good in recent years though.

Just looking for an idea of what to expect. Either way, i'll have the fly rod out this coming weekend and will hopefully be enjoying a sweet 50-fish day.
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    ztroutman
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    RE: River Report?? 2007/07/10 12:57:10 (permalink)
    I have fished out of my yak north of Harrisburg twice in the last two weeks.  First time was from daybreak to 11:00 AM and I did quite well boating 35 smallies all caught on tubes.  No luck on my long rod, but did not give it a real go since the fish were keyed in on the tube.  Second outing was in the same place but fished from 6:00PM till dark.  Not as good, only 8 smallies.  My son had 8 also, all on tubes.  The river is absolutely polluted with crawfish.  All of the fish were so fat and full I am surprised they hit at all. 
    As for the decline in numbers of fish over the years, I will agree that the 50+ day will be tough this time of year.  However, if I fished dark to dark, I would guess I would get a 50+ day. 
    Good luck!
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    RE: River Report?? 2007/07/12 08:31:37 (permalink)
    That sounds pretty good to me. Thanks.

    On another note, pennlive.com has an article about the City Island beaches being shut down on account of high levels of E. Coli in the river (link is attached) ... Anybody know what this is all about? Is this just something going on right around Harrisburg, or is this a bigger issue?

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1184124318263740.xml&coll=1
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    RE: River Report?? 2007/07/12 16:23:39 (permalink)
    i went over the susquehanna i believe on a recent trip to NYC, i was on I-81 i believe and there was a old stone type bridge to the left of the bridge i was on, what part of the susky is this and is it good fishing, would like to take a kayak there?
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    RE: River Report?? 2007/07/13 11:46:08 (permalink)
    that's the rockville bridge. it's just a bit north of harrisburg. i grew up right around there, but always drove a bit further north to do my fishing.
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