Swatara Creek - need some help

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2016/06/13 22:55:46 (permalink)

Swatara Creek - need some help

I'll be staying in the Hershey area for 3 weeks in late July/early August. I'm going to take my kayak and some fishing gear. Looks like Swatara has plenty of access and some nice water. Can anyone familiar with the area suggest some lures/presentations for smallmouths or any other species? It'll be very relaxing to get out of work and hit the creek for a few hours. I'm hoping that my staples for the Allegheny River, tubes, flukes, small jigs, will work also. 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks. 

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    pikepredator2
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    Re: Swatara Creek - need some help 2016/06/16 01:30:42 (permalink)
    Little bit of info from a thread on these boards from 5 Aug 2008.  Check out the archives.
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    Re: Swatara Creek - need some help 2016/06/17 21:32:48 (permalink)
    I did, thank you. Was just trying to get a bit of info that was a little more current. 
     

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    Re: Swatara Creek - need some help 2018/10/15 16:31:45 (permalink)
    Swattie is a hidden gem BELOW the dam down by the Giant Center. Float there to the mouth, work the runs and eddys, and Walleye, some hog Smallmouth, and Musky all await.
     
    While opportunities exist for a decent Smallmouth or two and holdover Trout from the drainage basin above, pickin's are slim.  Know that the Cat guys know where they lurk as well (numerous holes with 12-20 feet of water hold Cats in the upper stretches--but most of the water is 4 ft or less in depth in the upper Swattie).  Fall fish (aka, the PA Creek Chub) are the most abundant species in the upper Swattie in my experience, although in fairness, I've never seriously fished while floating it . . . just had the pole along for the ride while floating it w kids/friends.
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