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
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.