The Deal: In the bass world, the Susquehanna is famous. Sure, it's had its share of conservation issues over the years, but rest assured, any hype you hear about it no longer kicking out numbers is purely fictional. Thanks to a widely varied make-up—from shale ledges, to islands, to flats, to vast eel grass banks—the astronomical number of bass living in it remains staggering. And there are so many crayfish and so much baitfish in the "Susky," these fish are fat and happy. Even though the Susquehanna near Harrisburg, PA, is nearly a mile wide in some spots, it's a very shallow river. While this can make rowing it in summer a game of constant zig-zagging, the endless pool drops, schutes, seams, and eddies create literally too many targets for a flycaster to hit them all. It's pure Candyland, and if you think a smallie is holding a particular spots, you're most likely right. Send in a Clouser or Popper and hang on.