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Top Water lures tempt shallow-water smallmouths on Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania

The author, Tyler Frantz, had a great day of fishing for smallmouth bass with topwater baits on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania this summer. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Frantz)

A cooling breeze swept across the early morning water as guide Zak Marinkov launched his 18-foot Rock Proof boat into the Susquehanna River a few miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.
It had rained overnight, pulling days of heat and mugginess out of the air, and the sky remained darkened by overcast clouds blocking out the sun. I had linked up with Marinkov, a middle school teacher who guides for Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimited during his summer break, to sample a morning of smallmouth bass fishing on the river.

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