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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Susqy

Fishing the Main Stem this weekend the Son and I.
Will post a report. River level is up a bit but I'll be able to Zip around with the gas motor.
Lookout Smallies.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2017, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Fished half day Friday and most of the day Saturday until forced off the water with heavy storms.
Caught over well 50 Smallies, biggest was an 18" pig along with several 15 and 16" football fat bass.
The Susqy is coming back, just hope the PF & BC keep the no harvest going.
No need to Eat those Beautiful Smallmouths.
CPR- catch. photo and release.

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Potter county joe, did you ever fish the susqy by sinnemahoning sportsman club, or any where along that stretch. I fished it last august and we slammed the smallies on rubber worms. People had told me that the part of the river was dead. Well i am hear to tell you we did very well with the smallmouth. Most of them were 11 to 13 inches we did catch one about 16 inches. Nothing fights like a smallmouth ( besides musky). We are goinh to hit the susqy down by bush dam entrance off of 120 next weekend. In years passed we fished under the gold star mothers bridge and that part of the susqy has no water in it. There was some deep holes sporatically but they held noish. We did not catch a thing down on the end of the west branch of the susqy.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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I assume your mean the Driftwood Branch, fished it years ago.
Sending you a PM soon.

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My oldest son and I fished the main river above Harrisburg for the first time last week. He picked up his personal best SM at 19"+, I put a 18" in the boat and we each had a few between 12"-15". He was using a nose hooked 4" Case SSS minnow and I was fishing a nose hooked Keitech 4" swing shad. There was only one other boat on the river that I could see. There were a few spots that I grounded the boat and I was amazed at the amount of crayfish I seen while walking in the shallow water.

The river is incredible and I wish I could get there more often. I totally agree that the PFBC should keep a no kill in effect. Honestly I did not know such rule was in effect because we release everything anyway.

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Yes I heard they call that part of the water the driftwood branch of sinnemahoning. I have always call it the West branch of susqy. I guy had told me it does not turn into the river until it gets down around renovo.
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Yes I heard they call that part of the water the driftwood branch of sinnemahoning. I have always call it the West branch of susqy. I guy had told me it does not turn into the river until it gets down around renovo.
There are maps available online.

The Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning meets the Bennett Branch of the Sinnemahoning, forming Sinnemahoning Creek, which runs into the West Branch Susquehanna at Keating.

The West Branch Susquehanna originates many miles up above Clearfield, in Cambria County.
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My oldest son and I fished the main river above Harrisburg for the first time last week. He picked up his personal best SM at 19"+, I put a 18" in the boat and we each had a few between 12"-15". He was using a nose hooked 4" Case SSS minnow and I was fishing a nose hooked Keitech 4" swing shad. There was only one other boat on the river that I could see. There were a few spots that I grounded the boat and I was amazed at the amount of crayfish I seen while walking in the shallow water.

The river is incredible and I wish I could get there more often. I totally agree that the PFBC should keep a no kill in effect. Honestly I did not know such rule was in effect because we release everything anyway.

Good luck, Tony
I mainly fish the Susqy from Liverpool down to Duncannon and yes the River is rebounding just fine.
My buddy all he fishes is pretty much the Case Sinking Salty Shad and do well on them myself.
But my number 1 go to are Tubes.
Supposed to head out to fish the River next weekend with my son but it's not looking
good, the River is going to be cresting over flood stage by this weekend.

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Everything dumping into the Susky is chocolate milk. They had to shut down the beach area at Pinchot, its under water. They expect another 1"-3" through tonight yet.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 02:46 PM
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I havenít been there in years. My jonboat and jet outboard are meant for that river. We used to fish a ton right above the Dauphin Narrows.

So the fish are back?

I better service that boat and get it ready... I miss smallie fishing!
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