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I'm going smallmouth fishing on the suquehena river on 4/20.  What should I expect on numbers and size of fish?  Will be fishing out of the Harrsburg area.  Any help would be appreciated.  I have never been fishing for smallmouth and can't wait to feel the pull!

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Depends...hopefully you will have a good day and catch about 20 or so smallmouth.  Tubes, senkos, small spinnerbaits work well.  Good luck.

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Expect good number for that time of year.I guide here on the north branch.Tubes in almost any color where the ticket last spring .The spinerbait bite was also great last year find some black skirts or lime green ones a good trick is to shorten a spinerbait arm really short and run a number 7 or 8 blade .willow The smallie fishing is a bit diffrent up here sometimes from the main stem one of my favorite big smallie bait is a hula grub  3/4 oz head black neon .

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I've fished the rocks around Marysville before by the mini statue of liberty with topwater but the water was much lower. I've also fished this river upstream around Sunbury with a black 1/4 oz jighead and a 1" lil' bit Mr. Twister also in black...pretty good results both times...there are some big fish in these waters.

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Anthony, who did you book? I booked with Max McCallister.

I actually considered Max McCallister,  but I booked with Blaine Mengel instead.  I read great things about both guys, so I'm confident neither of us made a bad choice.   :)

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fishingfourfun,

I went out with Max a couple of years ago. You made a pretty good selection on your guide. He is a really good guy, and knows the river. Not to get you too excited, but when I went out with him, we pulled in about 60 or so throughout the day.

Have fun!!! The Susky is a blast.

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All you will need on your Susky Trip

5" bluegill colored grubs or cinnamon/purple flake

Tubes in green pumpkin/red flake, dark melon/purple flake with 1/8 and 1/4 jig heads.

1/2oz spinnerbaits with chartreuse blades

White Super Flukes with the very end of the tail dipped in Spike it chartreuse dye, add a Gremlin 1/64oz bullet sinker on the nose.

Senkos in green pumpkin and dark melon/red flake

fish the current breaks and mini eddies ( eddies within eddies )

Trust me, a good day is not 20, this time of year two guys should have between 60-100 in eight hours. Good luck. :)

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