L.D. Guide Service Newsletter

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July and August are really good times to get large numbers of fish and the winners of a free charter for the most number of fish in a day have come from these months for the last several years. To get the best out of these months I suggest you start as early as possible. 6:00AM is not too early, you can get in a good mornings fishing and be off in time for lunch and also miss the afternoon heat

July 15th: Had a pleasent morning with Al Truettino and his son AJ. The early morning was great with thunder storms passing to our South and giving us an overcast sky. But then the sun came out hot at noon and we called it a day. We caught 36 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix. Snagler teaser tubes, and LD jig spinners tipped with a Ragetail Baby Craw caught most of the fish.

July 14th: No charters today, I knew the river would be full of boaters.

July 13th: Came back for a quick 3hr evening charter with Jerry and Dave Nespict. We caught 24 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

July 13th: An early day with Harold Fritz and his wife Kate. The sky was foggy at first the sunny, the water dark stained and 79 degrees to start. We caught 43 fish with 2 walleyes and 2 channel cats in the mix. Mostly on My LD jig spinners , Rage 2.75 swimmers and Adams cranks.

July 12th: Came back at 4:30PM for an evening charter. The water was 82 degrees! The river is very low now but Jerry Terance and I caught 28 fish, most of which were caught at 7:30 on with the LD Jig Spinner.

July 12th: Had an early morning charter with Mart mcSall and his wife . This is more like it. 6:00AM the water was 76 degrees and stayed there for the rest of the 4hr charter. Mart and I caught 25 fish with 2 nice walleyes in the mix which we released. Most of the fish were caught on the good old LD Jig Spinner and a few on jigs.

July 11th: went to get gas for the boat and came back for a 3hr evening trip with Tom White. We caught 23 fish just before dark.

July 11th: Fished with 87yr old Dale Moyer and his buddy Dave. We started at 10:00AM with the start of the hottest part of the day and finished at 4:00PM with a water temp of 83 degrees! We caught 25 fish.

July 10th: Had a 4hr evening trip with the Scott,Loughin family. We caught 15 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. and it was the Mom with the hot rod catching the most fish. We sat through a hard rain for about 15 min which felt good!

July 10th: Fished with Jim Kremer and his buddy George Rittle, who could really fish well! But the heat was really bad and we called it early in 83 degree water. We caught 35 fish with 4 channel cats in the mix.

July 9th: Evening trip with Jarrad Littinger and his son Barry. The sky was mostly clear and the water dark stained and 82 degrees. We caught 36 fish with 1 walleye and 2 channel cats in the mix.

July 9th: A no show, no call!

July 8th: Started out at 5:30AM to beat the heat. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark stained and 75 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 7th: No charter, scheduled day off.

July 6th: Went to the gym the had a 6hr charter with Charlie Kempt. We caught 39 fish with 1 walleye and 3 channel cats in the mix. Had the afternoon off so I went and got a hair cut finnally!

July 5th: Evening charter with May and Sue Giglianno. These two were fun, we caught 38 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 5th: Fished with Jim DeAngelo and his son in law. We caught 36 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 4th. Evening charter with Hank and Steve Sherwood. We caught 32 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

July 4th: Fished with Steve Hanson and his son. The sky was sunny and the water 81 degrees. We caught 26 fish

July 3rd: Had a great evening fishing with my niece Meghan and her husband Matt. We caught 12 fish with a nice walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 3rd: Fished with Larry O'Conner and his daughter Natilly. We caught 36 fish with 4 channel cats in the mix.

July 2nd: Picked up my boat from Snake Creek Marine today and tried it out on the river this afternoon. I caught 17 fish and 2 walleyes. The boat and motor works great!

July 1st: slept in and rested up from vacation???

June 16th: Took my 93 yr old Uncle and my 2 cousins out for a river tour today.had a great time!

June 15th: Fished with Gilbert Graner and his wife. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 73 degrees. We caught 25 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

June 14th: Had a fishing "meeting" on the Beast with my good friend and sponsor Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures along with his good friend Jon Weibly. The wind was still strong but that didn't stop Adam from landing a big bass and his personal best channel cat at 34" and 14lbs on one of his cranks. We ended up with 10 fish with 2 channel cats in the mix.

June 14th: Richard Opdyke and his friend Dave came fishing or at least we tried. The sky was partly cloudy with constant winds 20-25mph with even higher gusts! The water was dark stained and 72 degrees. We called it at 4 hrs with 15 fish and 1 nice musky! on an Adams Crank.

June 13th: Fished with Jim Kremer and his buddy Jay this evening. Tough bite with 18 fish and 4 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 13th: Fished with Ed Bardzel and John Snyder for half a day. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 71 degrees. those fish didn't want to bite again but we managed 17 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 12th: Had an evening trip with James Kithcart and his son Jason. It was tough fishing but the guys caught 28 fish with 3 rock bass and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 12th: Peter Regan came to fish for 4hrs. The water was dirty brown and 70 degrees. The sky was clear and sunny. Dave caught 7 fish but he did get a big one!

June 11th: Rich Rodack came up and fished for a few hours, caught 7 fish.

June 11th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Richard Opdyke today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water a dirty brown and 70 degrees.. We caught 25 fish with 3 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 10th: Came back and fished with Tory Robbert for a few hours. We caught 22 fish with 2 channel cats, 1 walleye, and 2 rock bass in the mix.

June 10th: Phil Gunning and Terry fished today and caught 39 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix

June 1st: The evening was just as bad when Dave Bowman and his son came to fish. We caught 17 fish with another 2 channel cats in the mix , one of which broke Daves rod!

June 1st: The river has been in terrible shape, dirty water when Pat Marino came to fish. We caught 19 fish with 2 channel cats in the mix.

May 31st: Came back and fished in the dirty brown water with Mike Revco and his son Dave. We caught 29 fish with 2 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 31st: Happy Birthday to me. Fished with Gary and guest again. We caught 37 fish.

May 30th: Garry Ockenhouse and guest came to fish for this evening, we caught 19 fish.

May 30th: John Snyder and ? came to fish. We caught 37 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

May 29th: Fished with my Mike O'Connel and his little boys Liam, age 8 and Shae, age 4. We went out for a few hours in the muddy water a tough bite for even the most experienced anglers. Each of the boys brought in fish with 1 channel cat and 5 bass in the mix. I had a great time and invited them back this summer when the watert clears up.

May 28th: Fished with  Aron and Mike Delwinski. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dirty brown, We caught 47 fish with 2 channel cats in the mix on Black lures.

May 26 & 27th: Holiday weekend too many crazy boaters to take a client fishing,

May 22nd to the 25th: River came up too high and muddy for clients to fish

May 21st: a short evening trip with Bob Celinski and his buddy. We caught 18 fish, and it rained hard all night.

May 21st: Went fishing with Bob Koffel and his son Bob. The sky was cloudy and the water dirty stained and 62 degrees.We caught 71 fish today and saved a fawn hanging by his legs off a muddy bank.

May 20th: Bill Salerno and his wife Mary came fishing with me today. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dirty brown and 61 degrees. We caught 61 fish and had a great time!

May 19th: It was early in the morning when Dave Pcola and his son-in-law DJ came to fish in the cold rain. The water was dark stained going towards dirty water at 62 degrees. We fished for  5 hours with 40 fish and called it a day.

May 18th: Don and Dan Chlebowski came to do some fly fishing today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was dark stained and 64 degrees. The guys did great catching many big smallies on the fly with their 5wt rods. A total of 35 fish was caught.

May 17th: River still a muddy mess so I had to cancell todays charters. Hoping tomorrow is better.

May 16th: Arrived at the river to see a dark muddy mess of a river. but the three of us were there so why not try. I thought we could go in the creek but that too was a muddy mess. at 3hrs we had caught only 2 bass, one being a quality fish so I called it a day. I didn't chartge for the trip and we will reschedule.

May15th: Fished with Tyler Nakonechny and his dad Michael. The river was up a bit and dirty brown. We fished for about 5 1/2 hrs before a wicked storm rushed us off the river. We got off with just minutes to spare. The storm was so bad that I could hardly see to drive home! We did catch some quality bass today with 34 being caught total.

May 14th: The river came up and muddy from saturdays rain. Fished with Rich Rodack for 4hrs mid day. We caught 18 nice fish out of the muddy river.

May 13th: Happy Mothers Day! No charters today, taking Mom and my wife to supper!

May 12th: Fished with Mike Stanewich and his son today: It was a cold rain for most of the day with gusty winds in the morning. We caught 41 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix. The guys were tougher than the weather and they used an Adams Encount'r jerk bait all day. I caught a few on the Adams 1.25 Atak crank in the new copper craw pattern.

May 11th: Fished about 3hrs with Shay and Kristin Goodwin this evening. Kristin caught some big bass on top water and Shay caught his bass on the Adams Encount'r jerk bait. 12 fish were caught.

May 11th: Fished with John Herring and Tim today the water was stained and 62 degrees, the sky was mostly sunny. We caught 57 fish with 2 walleye and 1 northern pike in the mix.

May 10th: Came back and fished with Jerry Linkowski and his son Jacob. We caught 38 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

May 10th: Fished with Will Cressman and Will today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 61 degrees. We caught 60 fish with 2 walleyes, 1 carp, and 1 musky in the mix. Caught many on top water today.

May 6th: Fished with Kevin Readinger and Andy Doyl today. The sky was overcast with rain most of the day, the water was dark stained and 59 degrees. Kevin has been fishing with me now for 18yrs and the fish numbers aren't as important as the fun. We caught 69 fish and could have caught many more if we stuck to the basics but we wanted to see what would work and many lures did! The Teaser tubes that Snagler Bait sells and the Ragetail 2.75 swimmer rigged on a Moaner Hooks 2/0 Predator jig caught most of the fish however the Snagler Spinbait caught several as did the Adams jerk bait, and we even caught a few on some top water baits!

May 5th: Dave Pcola and Don fished with me today for a half day. We caught 61 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

May 4th: It was Jerry Long and the guys for a 3hr trip before the rain came. They caught 40 fish.

May 4th: Tom Gestite and Stephen Pastor came to fish. The sky was cloudy with wind at times. the water stained and 56 degrees. The guys caught 41 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 3rd: Came back and fished with Jerry and Mike Sulvenski for 4hrs. We did pretty good with 37 fish with 2 walleye in the mix on Adame Jerkbaits and Ragetail 2.75 swimmers.

May 3rd: Fished with Bob Lee and his son today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water a little high and 55 degrees with a stain. We caught 44 fish with 1 walleye in the mix on Ragetail 2.75 swimmers and Adams jerkbaits.

May 2nd: Came back and fished with Ralf and Mindy Sykes. We caught 57 fish with 1 northern pike and 2 walleye in the mix.

May 2nd: Fished with the winner of my charter raffle I had at the Mohegan Sun this year. Jason and Kaela Moore pickrd today to use their gift certificate. The sky was sunny and the water was dark stained and 53 degrees. We caught33 fish with Jason catching a musky on an Adams crank bait, Dirty Water devil pattern.

May 1st: Second charter with Gary Ransik and Tom Harvey. We caught 52 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix

May 1st: Fished with Chuck Ross and ?. We caught 43 fish

April totals: Bass 681, Walleye 25, Northern Pike 6, Musky 2, Carp 1, Fallfish 1, Hog nose sucker 1,Bullhead 1, Total fish 718

April 30th: Fished with John Snyder and Jeff T. The sky was partly cloudy and the water 49 degrees and dark stained. We caught 41 fish and had a great time.

April 30th: Got a call from gas worker Dale Ricco and went back, We caught 35 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

April 29th: It was a cold miserable day for Steve and the boys today with 20 fish being caught and a walleye and a bullhead in the mix.

April 28th: Fished with Steve Getsie and the boys today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 48 degrees. We caught 40 fish with a huge walleye being caught.

April 27th: Came back and fished with Carrie and Rob Drexler. We got wet in the rain but caught 38 fish in the short time we were out.

April 27th: Fished with Ed and Jasson Miller today the sky was overcast and the water finnally hit 50 degrees. We caught 40 fish and called it a bit short because of the comming bad weather.

April 26th: Evening charter with Ed & Jasson Miller, we caught 21 fish.

April 26th:Fished with Jacob Weinerth and his dad. We caught 34 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

April 25th: Mark Williams and his buddy fished this afternoon and did well. They caught 53 fish with 1 northern pike and 1 walleye in the mix.

April 25th: Fished the morning with 82 yr old Doug DeNure. The sky was overcast, the water was a little high and dark stained. We caught 44 fish with 1 northern pike and 2 walleye in the mix.

April 24th: Came back and fished with Mark Overt. We caught 35 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

April 24th: Fished with Rich Rodack and his son Alex. The sky was cloudy and the water high and dark stained. We caught 22 fish

April 23rd: Came back and fished with Roger Cambridge we caught 29 bass and 2 walleyes.

April 23rd: Fished with Fran Reed and John Campbell. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained, a little high and 49 degrees. We caught 31 nice bass.

April 22nd: Fished with Christopher and Stephon MacNeil. The river was a bit high and dirty. We caught 19 fish with 1 musky and 2 walleye in the mix.

April 21st: Evening trip with Jerry and Jimmy Birchire. We managed 27 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

April 21st: Fished with Bill Salerno and his buddy Al. The sky was overcast and the water 38-40 degrees and dirty. We caught 36 fish with a small musky in the mix.

April 20th: River still high and dirty but Adam LaMey and his brother gave it a shot. This was more of a fun business meeting. We caught 3 fish 2 were walleyes but we always have fun!

April 16th -19th: River too high to fish

April 15th: Ya know it can't always be about the money. Had a dad and young son today for a 6hr charter. It was misserable out , cold water, high winds ect. They really tried but the fishing really was bad. We had caught a few and the son lost a battle with a pike or musky but at 3hrs I asked if they would like to come back in June and they will.

April 14th: Susan, Matt, and 11yr old Connor came up from Virginia for a days fishing. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dark stained and 41 degrees. They caught 34 fish with Susan catching a 20' and a monster 30" walleye all fish were caught on a 2.75 RageTail Swimmer rigged on a Moaner Hooks custom 2/0 Predator jig.

April 13th: Took the boat up to Snake Creek first thing in the AM to put in a new Oil tank and trim tab, yes, I can wear out an oil tank! LOL In the afternoon myself and Todd Rictor fished in an overcast sky and caught 23 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

April 12th: Front coming through and we got our hat handed to us for 4 hrs. Would have been a skunk but Rich caught a northern pike in the last 15 min of the day. I invited Rich back for a free charter this year,

April 11th: Had an afternoon trip with Jerry and Alexandria Smithwick. The sky was overcast and the water 39-40 degrees. We caught 37 fish with 2 walleye and 1 small pike in the mix. All on RageTail 2.75 swimmers rigged on a custom 2/0 Predator jig by Moaner Hooks.

April 10th: Fished with Ed Barzel for a few hours today. The sky was overcast and the water 38-39 degrees, air was cold with the wind. We caught 20 fish with 1 walleye, 1 carp, 1 fallfish, and 1 hognose sucker in the mix.

April 9th: Testing the river so to speak with Jay and Ray Tilmond of Delaware. The sky was overcast and the water 37-38 degrees. We caught 29 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 small northern pike in the mix.

April 3rd to April 8th: The river has been too high and fast to take out customers up here for a quality trip but it should be ready to go very soon.

April 2nd: River too high to fish. Work on outside lure orders today.

April 1st: Happy Easter Everyone!

March totals: smallmouth bass 329 fish, walleye 11 fish, Northern Pike 4 fish, Musky 4 fish, = 348 fish total

March 31st: River blew out at 10ft, too dangerous to take clients out so I need to reschedule for a few days. It was a good March fishing with many big quality fish. Mother nature just said that was enough for a while!

March 30th: The river came up 2ft overnight and was still rising rapidly, I didn't know if we could even fish! Jay Pruss and his wife traveled from Maryland so we gave it a try. The day was overcast with light but cold rain. The water stayed at 41 degrees, but dark stained. It was a tough bite given the circumstances. The couple caught 15 bass, 1 walleye,1 small northern pike, and 1 quill back. The water rose 3ft while we were out, they did excellent given the tough river conditions!

March 29th: Had a real fun group of guys today.Ryan Kissell, Joe Pierce, and Keenan Erenst fished today. The sky was overcast and the water was stained, rising, and 41 degrees. They caught 33 bass, 4 walleye, and Keenan caught the musky!

March 28th: Fished with Jerome and Kelly Rinkwitz today. the sky was overcast and the water light stained at 41 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 3 walleye and a small northern pike in the mix.

March 27th: Fished with Mike Beasley and Ed Bardzel. The sky was overcast with light rain at the end of the 6hrs we fished. Water was 40-41 degrees and light stained. The guys had a dozen bass in the boat before I even picked up a rod to experiment with some other lures. It was great just to sip coffee and watch them bring in bass after bass along with good conversation. We ended up with 45 fish and 1 walleye in the mix. The fish were caught on Rage Baby Swimmers and Baby Craws rigged on a #2/0 Predator jig from Moaner Hooks. Available on my web site.

March 26th: Went up to Snake Creek Marine for an oil issue on the beast. On the way back had to pass the river so I called my buddy Ray to meet me at the access. We caught 27 bass and 1 northern pike along with 2 walleye in the mix.

March 25th: Fished with Jim and Loanne Trinity today. The sky was mostly sunny and the water 39-40 degrees and light stained. We caught 47 fish with 1 small northern pike in the mix. As usual my Iphone 6S battery died quick in the cold air. Jim will send me photos.

March 24th: Set up at the Clarks Summit Outdoor Flea Market for the first time. It would be a great place to fill your takle box for very little money.

March 23rd: Fished with Mike Podwika for 3hrs. It was a cold windy day the water got up to 37 degrees and light stained. We caught 10 nice bass.

March 20th: Spring has sprung but it was still cold water at 36 degrees. I fished with Marlo Genswalie on a sunnd day and we caught 52 bass with some very nice quallity fish.

March 19th: Fished with my good friend Ed Bardzel. The sky was sunny and the water was light stained and 35-38 degrees. We had a great time boating 51 smallmouth bass and 3 Musky. All we caught on the Ragetail Baby Swimmer and the RageTail Baby Craw rigged on the custom 2/0 Moaner Predator jig in 3/16OZ and 1/8OZ, sold on my website.

 

March 16th: Finally got on the river with my good friends Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures and Ed Bardzel. The day was cold! Air Temp never got above 29 degrees with 15 to 17mph winds. The water temp was 34 degrees with light stained water. Tough conditions! We fished for about 5 hrs and had 15 fish on but only landed 8 with me catching a 19 1/2" and Ed catching a beautiful 20" smallie. All the fish were caught on the RageTail Baby Swimmer and Baby Craw rigged on the custom size 2/0 Moaner Predator jig in 3/16 OZ. These are available on my web site.

 

 

Susquehanna River Conditions

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