L.D. Guide Service Newsletter

Visit me daily on Facebook under Lance Dunham and LD Guide Service: For those that need to reschedule because of the high water please do so ASAP. If your reschedule was approved by me you can use a date from this year or 2018 but please do it now so I can keep my books straight. Thanks! Now Booking for 2017 & 2018, get the date you want by booking early and confirm with your deposit. During the fishing season, e-mail is always the best way to communicate with me or phone message/ text. I do check  constantly on my phone but I can't talk on the phone while I'm with clients or driving.

In July and August the best fishing is in the early morning! I'm willing to start as early as dawn, or 5:30AM but no later than 7:30AM to catch the most fish and beat the heat before that mid day sun hits us! Please tell me when you call to confirm

May 28th: Took the day off to take flowers to all my relatives grave sites for memorial day.

May 27th: Afternoon trip with Walton,Joel, and Josiah. They took the shall we say the long way to get here and had to leave early but the 3 of them caught 30 fish with 5 rock bass in the mix. making it 97 fish for my boat today.

May 27th: Fished in the morning with Ray Trumble.  The sky was cloudy and the water stained and 64 degrees. We caught 67 fish and was off the water by noon.

May 26th: Was waiting at the access and my new friend Sue Moss was waiting at another. Easier for me to go there lol. The sky was overcast and the water stained. We caught 72 fish with 3 walleyes and 2 rock bass in the mix on Rage Baby Craws.

May 25th: had a 4hr evening trip with Jason Teets and his son Danny. It was Danny's first trip on the river and the fish came alive big time! The weather calmed down with just a mist and no wind. We caught 60 fish with 25 rock bass in the mix. Making it a total of 91 fish for the day!

May 25th: Fished with Joe Stevco and Ken. Rain and high winds hurt our 6hr trip but we still caught some nice bass and 1 northern pike for a count of 31.

May 24th: Fished the evening charter with Bill Salerno and Al. We caught 54 fish with 2 walleyes, 1 rock bass, and 1 sucker in the mix.

May 24th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Richard. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water stained and 64 degrees. We caught 53 fish with 4 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 23rd: came back and fished the evening with Mike and Sally Greenwich. We caught 58 fish with 3 rock bass and 2 walleye in the mix.

May 23rd: Fished with Bob and Greg for 6hrs. The sky was mostly sunny and the water stained and 63 degrees. We caught 54 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

May 22nd: Fished with Robert Hunter and his dad for a 4hr evening charter. We caught 35 fish with 1 walleye, 2 rock bass, and 1 sucker in the mix. That made 111 fish for the day!

May 22nd: Fished with Bob Koffel and his son Bob. The sky was cloudy and the water stained and 63 degrees. We caught 76 fish with 2 rock bass in the mix.

May 21st: Fished with John Snyder and Ed Bardzel today. The sky was cloudy with wind. The water was stained and 64 degrees. We caught 105 fish with 4 rock bass, 1 sucker, and 1 musky and 2 musky follow ups in the mix. We caught many big quality fish today on Ned rigs, Rage Baby Craws, teaser tubes, Adams cranks, and Snagler Spinner baits.

May 20th: Back on the water with Doug DeNure. The sky was cloudy and the water stained and 65 degrees. We caught 64 fish with 3 rock bass in the mix..

May 12th-19th: With the help of good people and great mechanics, I now have a new Mercury 250HP Optimax motor on the beast. Thank you all for making the best out of a bad situation.

May 11th: Bad day on the water. Started up the river with Doug DeNure and my motor blew up! These things happen to a guide. Don't know why!

May 10th: Fished with Todd and Mike Fetterolf. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was high and dark stained. We caught 41 fish with 1 carp, 1 walleye, 1 channel cat and 1 perch in the mix mostly on black Rage Baby craws and black tubes.

May 9th: River too high so after my gym work out I took the boat up to Snake Creek Marine for some new trolling batteries and another case of oil. Back on the water tomorrow!

May 8th: River still too high so went for a hair cut then went to watch my son with his new video drone.

May 7th: Water too high, rescheduled

May 6th, high water so rescheduled.

May 5th: Fished again with Jason and his dad. We were in a constant rain and wind but the fish were on fire! We fished 2 1/2 hrs with 40 fish and 3 walleyes in the mix. We would have continued but the rain was getting worse and the 4 reels that they brought were binding up in the rain. Their equipment gave in before they did!

May 4th: Fished the evening with Jason Miller and his dad. We caught 37 fish with 1 walleye in the mix. That made for a 102 fish day! Great!

May 4th: Fished with Joe Loomis and his 2 sons. The sky was overcast and the water a bit high and dark stained. We caught 65 fish with 2 walleye and a big carp in the mix. Had a great time!

May 3rd. Fished with Jorden Kline and Jimmy Felter. The sky was partly sunny and the water came up and was dirty brown and 54 degrees.But we caught 62 fish with 4 walleye in the mix.

May 2nd: Was supposed to film a TV show but they forgot! After contacting them I called up a buddy and we went fishing. We caught 59 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.Would have been a good day for a show.

May 1st: Fished with Sponsors Adam LeMay from Adams Custom Lures and John Stygler from Snagler Baits. The sky was partly sunny with a storm coming up late afternoon. The river was a bit high, dark stained and 56 degrees. We fished for 5 1/2hrs and caught 68 fish on an assortment of lures. We fished, we discussed business, we had a great time! I rescheduled the second charter because of a bad thunder storm that was getting closer.

April 30th: Fished a short day with Steve and Steven again. The sky was overcast with some sprinkles a couple of times and the water dark stained and 60 degrees. We caught 53 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

April 29th: Fished with Steve Getsie and his son Steven. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water was dark stained. We caught 81 fish with 1 walleye and 1 rock bass in the mix on Rage Baby Craws, Adams Custom Lures crank baits, and teaser tubes.

April 28th: cancellation darn it! Time to get caught up on the honey-do list.

April 27th: Filming today for the buffalo DVD. Fished only with buffalo jigs. Caught just 8 fish but I did get a nice 20" bass on film. Have 2 more filming sessions to film befor this one comes together.

April 26th: Fished with Barney Cook and Lonnie. Always a fun time with these guys. The sky was partly sunny and the water dark stained and 55 degrees. We caught 51 fish with 1 walleye in the mix on teaser tubes and ned rigs.

April 25th: Invited a buddy to fish. The sky was mostly sunny. The water dark stained, a bit high and 53 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 1 walleye and 1 musky in the mix. Mostly on Rage Baby craws and Ned rigs.

April 24th: Charter cancelled, wow, river just a ripping! Muddy & high! Lucky to get the 15 fish I caught!

April 22nd: River is dropping but it's at 11 foot! I'll be lucky to go fishing 5 days from now!

April 21st: Rained hard during the night and even more so in NY. When my client and I arrived at the river it had come up a couple of feet and mud! We decided to reschedule. The river kept on rising during the day and crested at a little over 11ft! That's 6ft higher than I like to take out clients in!

April 20th: Had the day saved for an outdoor writer that couldn't make it. Crap! Looks like rain anyway.

April 19th: Fished the morning with Bob and Sue Little. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water stained and 55 degrees. This was their first time fishing and we had a blast! Once they learned how to cast the fish started getting caught. We caught 44 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix. Nothing real big but that didn't matter to them. 

April 18th: Fished with Jim Murphy and his son Evan. The sky was sunny and the water stained. Evan was new to river fishing but he got the hang of it and did just fine. We caught 22 fish today mostly on Ned rigs but I caught 2 big bass on the Adams Custom Lures crank bait.

April 17th: Fished with Colby Conaway and his mom Lee Ann. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark stained and 54 degrees. We caught 25 fish and Colby brought along his drone for some great camera footage.

April 16th: Happy Easter, spent the day with my relatives.

April 15th: Fished for a while with Frank Gresson this morning. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 51 degrees. We caught 32 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

April 14th: Fished with Chris and Ryan again today. The sky was semi cloudy and the water was dark stained and 50 degrees. We caught 14 fish with 1 sucker in the mix. Several big quality bass were caught again today on hair jigs, Rage Baby Craws, and Snagler Spinner Baits.

April 13th: Fished with Chris Porch and his 12 yr old son Ryan. The sky was mostly cloudy with a constant cold wind. The water was high,fast, and dark stained. We caught 11 fish with 1 walleye in the mix. Had a big carp on for a while but lost it also one of the biggest bass I've seen in a while won it's fight with the young angler. We had to work for the fish but we caught some big ones! The mud at the ramp is deep! 

April 12th: River still high at 6 1/2 ft but Sponsor Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures and I gave it a try. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was high, fast, dark stained and 49 degrees. We caught 10 bass and 1 walleye all on a black/blue Rage Baby Craw rigged on a Moaner Predator jig.

April 11th: River too high to take out a client at 7 1/2ft, but not too high to take a buddy. Ed Bardzel and I zig zagged around the floating trees and debris to try it today. The sky was sunny and the water high, fast, and dirty brown. We caught 5 bass in the 5hrs we were out so it was tough fishing. Biggest was 18". Caught on a blue claw Rage Baby Craw and a small black swim bait. Felt good to get back on the water but we weren't prepared for the sun, we both got burnt!

April 10th: River still too high to fish, so I took my truck to get serviced when I still had the chance.

April 8th: Had to go to my farm pond for a fishing fix. Caught 13 large mouth bass. The biggest was 20" on an Adams Crank.

April 7th: River going up to flood stage at 16ft, that"s 10ft too high! It will be up into the parking lot! CRAP!

March 25th: And then the rain came and the snow melted. The river came up too high and hasn't gone back down.

March 21st: Went over to the ramp on the way back from the gym this morning and there was still 9" to 12" of snow on the access road but I had to try it first. Only got stuck 4 times coming back out to the main road! I'll check it again this coming weekend, there is supposed to be some warm weather coming to melt the snow. Just hope the river doesn't rise too much with the melt off.

March 18th: Went to a Game dinner at New Milford to hear my good friend Randy Flannery give a seminar. Still can't get to the river because of deep snow. This is killing me because the river itself is fishable.

March 14th, the BIG Snow, over 30" around here, can't do anything!


 March 7th: With the winter sports expo's over for me I contacted my buddy Ed Bardzel to try out the river. The water was a bit high and fast with a dark stain and 36 degree water temp. It didn't matter because I mainly wanted to try out the boat after getting it back from Snake Creek Marine for it's early spring check up. The boat worked great but as expected the fishing was very slow. I was mainly using my big musky rod hoping for a musky bite. I asked Ed to use our regular jigs in the meantime to try and catch anything so we wouldn't get skunked. I was also throwing some cranks and spinner baits knowing the water was too cold for the fish to chase but I use all Sponsor baits every time I fish regardless of the conditions. We fished a total of 3 hours or so and it was at 2 hours that Ed caught a beautiful 26", 6lb walleye on a Rage Baby Craw rigged on a Moaner Predator jig. I couldn't stand it no longer so I picked up my light baitcasting rod which was also rigged with a Rage Baby Craw and with the first cast I thought I had a big log but it was coming in. All the sudden it took off and I had a big musky on the line. After about 15 min I got it tired out so it could be netted . My cradle net has a 60" measure on it and I saw it was over 48" so we called it 49". After several photos I released it unharmed for the next lucky angler. While I was posting it on line, Ed caught a 17" smallmouth and we called it a day. 


Susquehanna River Conditions

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