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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Susky - Kayak fishing question

Hey all, I'll be staying in the Hershey area for 3 weeks beginning at the end of July for a work related training class. I'll have the ability to haul my kayak and fishing gear out with me.

Can anyone recommend a place on the susky where I may be able to drive to each afternoon after class, launch the yak, and paddle around and fish? Drifting downstream very far will probably not be much of an option due to having to be picked up etc.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

No expert advise here - for sure...

But if I was solo - with a yak - I would launch anywhere I could and paddle upstream about a mile - then float back down to where I launched.

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Pa fish and boat shows boat launches on its web site......

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It does and I have looked at them, but it doesn't show water conditions, IE, swiftness etc.
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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

Try this...
http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/apps/susquehanna/

I found it posted on another site, haven't really looked into it much, just glanced at it, seems to show all launches public + private.

Personally I would look at Fort Hunter - bass(up river area), Falmouth - anything(up river+across to York Haven PP outflow. You can also drive across and launch over there-bonus explore the creek that dumps in there), Middletown(you might run into a lot of traffic here but you can paddle up the Swatara Creek). Also closer to Hershey Check out the Swatara River trails map.

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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

Park at Bruner Island soccer fields and launch across road onto Conewago Creek (York Haven). Float it 1.5 miles north where it dumps into Susquehanna. Float back down to vehicle. Continue in front of Bruner Island plant and fish. Easy paddle back upstream. Nice path to get back to car when done. Lots of fish of all varieties!
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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

Thanks for the advice. It's appreciated.
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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

Fort Hunter is pretty low right now and might be tough getting upstream. City island is a nice slow pool with good fishing. Just stay away from the dam in the kayak.

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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

Made it to Ft. Hunter last night. Had a ball. With the temp being 90, I decided a swim was in order. Lol. Paddle up steam and took a dip for awhile. Continued up to the Statue of Liberty and started fishing. Caught 15 or so smallies, largest being maybe 2.25 lbs and maybe 16 inches. Used thr exact things I do on the allegheny. Popper. Fluke. Jig. Susky smallies like them also.
I'll be back there tonight.
Thanks again for all the help.
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Re: Susky - Kayak fishing question

I fish that area quite often, however i put in across the river in Marysville and paddle up, may possibly be there tonight depending how work goes. Some really good spots up there, and some super deep holes near the rocks below statue. Last i was there was last Tuesday, fishing was slow because there was all kinds of algae and weeds floating down river, as soon as i started my retrieve my bait was covered in snot. Didn't have so much as a hit until i switched to topwater, picked up 6-7 nothing over 15in. I like to fish jigs in those deep cuts near the rocks where current runs through, can pick up some nice bass, big cats and the occasional walleye. Good luck to ya
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