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Offline bigace

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Susquehanna river
« on: Jan 23, 2022, 05:49 PM »
I fish the Susquehanna a lot in open water near Wilkes barre and more south. Does anybody ice fish it during cold years like this one? Iíve drove by and seen a few spots that look like it could be doable.

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2022, 05:59 PM »
   I drove down 92 from Harding to Falls today. There were 5 guys in two groups out in the center of the channel.
  I wonít step foot on river ice, so I donít know how thick it was out there.

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09:53 PM »
Iíve seen people fishing the river just south of Naticoke where Rt 11 opens to 2 lanes and the speed goes to 55 mph.  Iíve never fished there and there was no one there on Friday 1/21.  To me it didnít look to have enough ice.

Offline EricK

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2022, 09:43 AM »
I fish the river on the bend near Nanticoke, and behind the old ugi coal plant. If it's a good cold year sometimes under the bridge in Shickshinny. Some years its great Walleye fishing sometimes it's just ok. Wear a life jacket or float suit and bring a buddy, there is no safe ice on the river so please be careful.

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2022, 06:21 PM »
Is it true that sometimes the ice breaks free and guys ride the ice flow until they can get off safely?  I love ice fishing and say I would die to catch a couple walleye but........

Offline EricK

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2022, 11:59 AM »
In the 20 years Iíve fished it I never saw or heard of the ice breaking away and floating. I suppose it could but youíd almost need a rise in water for it to happen. If that happens itís probably not cold enough to be good ice any longer. Itís not fishable every year but this year Iím thinking it should be. I havenít been up to check it myself yet though.

Offline kautz88

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2022, 12:44 PM »
Fishings been ok


Offline holehopper23

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2022, 06:23 PM »
There has been guys fishing on the river in Harding with access from the Apple Tree boat launch on RT 92 for the past 2 weeks.. Its locked up but its a lot of jammed ice. Be careful if you go out there. Last year I went and checked the thickness and it was about 7-9 inches but it was still sketchy with the moving water being 15 feet from the edge of the ice. Couldn't do it and left. It takes a different type of person to fish the river.

Offline kautz88

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25, 2022, 07:45 PM »
Itís a addictionÖ got em again today


Offline kautz88

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25, 2022, 07:51 PM »
That one was 27 in caught one 14.75 before that sooo you never know

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2022, 10:00 AM »
I'm sure it's tempting but definitely Not for me.
Hail to the Smallmouth

Offline kautz88

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #11 on: Jan 30, 2022, 09:17 AM »
Another 27+  ;D and a few more




Offline kautz88

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #12 on: Feb 18, 2022, 09:15 AM »
Itís done >:(

Offline Georgy05

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #13 on: Feb 18, 2022, 01:22 PM »
I've always been terrified at the thought of trying to go out on River ice but those walleye make me want to try. Too bad the flows are going to spike like crazy with all this rain, but at least then I'll be able to just take the boat so I don't have to go swimming

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #14 on: Feb 03, 2023, 07:40 PM »
Cove :)

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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2023, 02:04 PM »
Sunday afternoon 27in ice is probably shot now


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Re: Susquehanna river
« Reply #16 on: Feb 08, 2023, 04:06 PM »
Looking out of cabin window now; channel that was frozen solid two days ago is now clear. Watched the last of the ice break loose this afternoon.

 



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