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WOODS AND WATERS: Keep your pricey fishing gadgets – give me a fork stick

My first encounter with a “fork stick” happened when I was very young boy on a weekend fishing trip with my father. My dad would drive along the Swatara Creek to an area between Middletown and Hummelstown and find a place along the creek to park his car and a wide space upon which to cast a fishing rod.

The equipment was rather primitive – a bait caster reel and stiff fishing rod. The bait would be worms with a sinker of about 1 ounce to propel the bait into the calm waters of the Swatty, as we called it. Rock bass and catfish were our targets.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:44

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