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 2017 but please do it now so I can keep my books straight. Thanks! Now Booking for 2016 & 2017, 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

Dec 9th: Bitter cold out, maybe getting old but I didn't want to fish in it.

Dec 8th: Took the boat & trailer up to Snake Creek Marine to buy a grease hub cover for the trailer that we couldn't buy locally. Had to stop on the way home to fish a short while. Caught 8 bass.

Dec 7th: Lost a trailer tire on the way to the river to fish with a friend. Took us a few hours to get enough parts just to fix it enough to use the trailer. Then fished for 1 1/2hrs and caught 4 bass.

Dec 2nd -6th: Deer hunting, shot a doe on the 6th.

Dec 1st: Fished with Ed Bardzel for 3hrs this morning. We did great until the wind picked up making it hard to finesse fish. We caught 23 nice bass from 14" to 17".

Nov Totals: Smallmouth Bass 626, Walleye 23, Northern Pike 2, Perch 1, Hog Nose Sucker 1, Total Fish - 653 fish

Nov 30th: Caught up on computer work and went to dinner with my great relatives.

Nov 28 & 29: Hunted deer saw 2 bucks too small to shoot each day....same bucks!

Nov 27th: Fished for a couple of hours in the morning with Nate Touchner. We caught 21 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 26th: cleared out some shooting lanes at my deer stand.

Nov 25th: Fished with Rick and Ricky Jows today. The sky was cloudy and the water clear and 37 degrees. We caught 25 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Nov 24th: Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23rd. Truck getting serviced today.

Nov 22nd: Fished with Ed Bardzel. The sky was partly cloudy and the water mostly clear. We caught 26 fish today with 1 walleye in the mix.

Nov 20 & 21st: High wind advisory! rescheduled charters for next spring!

Nov 19th: Went bear hunting just up to my little 50 acres. Saw nothing and at 11:00AM the city neighbors started target shooting a few hundred rounds and scared everything out of the area! IT WAS ALWAYS AN UNWRITTEN RULE THAT YOU NEVER TARGET SHOOT DURING BIG GAME SEASON CLOSE TO WHERE YOU HUNT! Cant fix stupid!!!

Nov 18th: Fished with Joe Stevko and Kenny for 6hrs. Heavy fog wouldn't let me get out where I wanted to go so it was a slow morning but we ended up with 27 fish with 1 walleye and 1 hog nose sucker in the mix.

Nov 17th: Fished with Ed Bardzel for 5 hrs today. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water light stained and 44-45 degrees. I used the musky rod for awhile but no follows. We had 52 on the line and boated 44 with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 16th: No charter, worked on the shooting lanes for my tree stand.

Nov 15th: Fished with Charley Write for 6hrs. We had 45 on the line and boated 42 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 14th: The fish just didn't bite today. Fished 4 hrs with Rich and Tom Rodack. The sky was sunny and the water light stained and 43 degrees. We had maybe 10 fish on the line and boated 6 with 1 walleye in the mix. I blame the Super Moon!

Nov 13th: Fished with Jeff and Denise Crouse. The sky was sunny and the water 42-45 degrees and light stained. We had 62 on the line and landed 50 of them with 2 walleye in the mix.

Nov 12th: Fished with Scott Neith and Steve Litschi today. The sky was sunny and the water was 45 degrees. It was slow in the morning as expected but we made up for it in the afternoon. We had 65 fish on the line and boated 49 of them along with 2 walleye, 1 perch, and 1 northern pike.

Nov 11th: Fished 4hrs with LeeAnn Conaway and her 13yr old son Colby. The sky was overcast with high winds and on/off rain. Very tough fishing conditions. Colby and I caught 21 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix. Colby did an excellent  job with his baitcasters in that wind!

Nov 10th: Did a TV show with Wild Pennsylvania with Alan Probst. I've done shows with Alan for 11yrs now but this was the first time I've done one alone with Alan on the camera. I caught many bass but nothing big, however I did it using nearly every Sponsor lure I had with me explaining each one. A great day on the water with Alan. We fished about 3 hrs and I caught 17 fish.

Nov 9th: Fished with Adam Lamey and Ed Bardzel. We had 65 fish on the line and boated 57 of them with 1 walleye in the mix.

Nov 8th: Election day! Went to the gym, then voted, then fished with Brian Esinhower in the afternoon. We caught 20 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

Nov 7th: No charter so fished by myself early in the morning, caught 25 fish, took lots of photos of them then went to pick up some buffalo hair jigs from JJ's Jigs.

Nov 6th: Hauled hay for my 2 pet steers today. Should have enough for the winter....

Nov 5th: Fished with Gerry and Mike Donahue. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was dark stained and 49 degrees. We had 69 on the line and boated 54 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 4th: Fished with Bob Lee and his buddy. The sky was mostly overcast with high winds and the water was dark stained but it got up to 50 degrees by the time we left. We had 81 fish on the line and boated 66 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 3rd: Got a hair cut in the morning then fished in the afternoon for a few hours with Gregg Richards. We caught 23 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 2nd. Fished with Rich Myers today. The sky was sunny and the water was dark stained and 48 degrees. We had 75 fish on the line and boated 59 of them with several big quality bass being caught.

Nov 1st: Fished with Doug Denure today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 47 degrees. We caught 22 fish.

Oct Totals: Smallmouth Bass 1586 fish, Walleye 9 fish, Bluegill 17 fish, Northern pike 1 fish, sucker 8 fish, Rock bass 8 fish, Total + 1,629 Fish!

Oct 31st: Fished with Adam LeMay and John Weibley today. The sky was overcast and the water dark stained and 47 degrees. We had 50 fish on the line and boated 32 of the with some big bass being caught.

Oct 30th: Fished with Tom Ferrante today. The sky was cloudy and the water dark stained and 46 degrees. We had 62 on the line and boated 53 of them.

Oct 29th: Fished with Ray Buxton today. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dark stained and 46 degrees. We had 62 fish on the line and boated 54 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 28th: Fished with Dan Douglas and Corry Lidezuy. The sky was overcast and the water was dirty brown and 45 degrees. We had 49 fish on the line and boated 40 of them with 1 walleye in the mix.

Oct 27th: Nasty day, the guys rescheduled.

Oct 26th: Fished with John Henderson and his buddy today. The sky was overcast and the water was dirty brown and 49 degrees. We caught 34 fish with some nice big quality bass being caught.

Oct 25th. Fished with Ron Jordan and Kasey Singleton.The sky was partly cloudy and the water dirty brown and 50 degrees. We caught 35 fish with some big quality bass being caught.

Oct 24th: Fished with Tim Miller and Jeff Crouse. The sky was partly cloudy with high winds. The water was still muddy at 52 degrees. We each caught big fish but only 8 made it to the boat mostly in the first 3 hours before the winds hit us. Jeff caught his personal best smallmouth!

Oct 23rd:Fished with Kevin Readinger and Andrew Doyal. The sky was partly cloudy but the wind went up to 17-20mph winds. The river was still muddy and 52 degrees.The boat didn't get skunked but it was still too muddy to fish.

Oct 22nd : no fishing, the river was too bad.

Oct 21st: It rained hard last night. Flash flooding in the creeks all over the county. The river had come up just a foot but was still rising. John Snyder and his son Andrew were with me today. The areas we needed to fish were filling up with debris making it hard to fish. After 2 hours John caught a fish. I looked up the river and saw a debris feild second to none coming down and I told the guys that we had to go now! We would go 200ft and the motor would clog up so I would have to clean it off and we would loose half of what we gained. Long story short it took us 2 hrs to get back the 3 miles to the access. The river turned into a muddy swirl filled with trees and debris.

Oct 20th: Was supposed to do a TV show today but again no cameraman for the 4th time this year. I'm starting to get a complex.

Oct 19th: Fished with Russel Decker and Bear. Again we had fog in the morning turning to a sunny day. We has 92 fish on the line and boated 79 of them along with 1 bluegill in the mix.

Oct 18th: Fished with Joe Stevko and Mark. The sky was foggy then sunny. The water was 60 degrees and clear along with very low. We had 49 fish on the line and boated 42 of them with 1 bluegill in the mix.

Oct 17th: Fished with Barney,Lonnie, and Gary today. The sky was fog then sunny and the water 58 degrees and clear. We had 103 fish on the line and boated 85 of them with 2 rock bass and 2 bluegills in the mix,

Oct 16th: Fished with Bill and Mary Salerno today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was clear and 56 degrees. We had 1 17 fish on the line and boated 101 of them. Bill was on fire! there was also 5 bluegills and 1 sucker in the mix.

Oct 15th: took the day off to hunt and messed up my foot so couldn't walk....crap!

Oct 14th: Had just a 3hr trip with Dave Sharon. we had 63 on the line and boated 51 of them mostly using wacky worm style

Oct 14th: Fished with Doug, Mike,and Pete. The sky was sunny and the water clear and very low. We had 51 fish on the line and boated 35 of them with 2 bluegills and 1 rock bass in the mix

Oct 13th: Fished with Will Cressman and Will Shaffer today. The sky was overcast with some light rain and the water was clear, 59 degrees and extremely low. The guys took a while getting used to finesse fishing but we had 104 fish on the line and boated 77 of them with 4 suckers in the mix.

Oct 11th & 12th: Fished with Jay Murphey and Ed Bardzel. The sky was bright and sunny. The water clear, very low, and 60 degrees. We had 201 fish on the line and boated 164 of them. Finesse fishing saved the day.

Oct 10th: Fished with Kevin Herzog today. Had a quick drop in temperature, high pressure system and wind. We fished hard for the 25 fish we caught.

Oct 9th: Fished with Kevin Deibert, John Lacy, and Jeff Homer today. The sky was overcast and the water mostly clear and 61 degrees. I didn't fish today and the guys had 68 fish on the line and boated 55 of them with 2 rock bass and 1 bluegill in the mix.

Oct 8th: Fished with Jim DeAngelo and Frank. The sky was partly cloudy and the water mostly clear and 63 degrees. We had 119 fish on the line and boated 102 of them with 1 walleye and 1 sucker in the mix. Another great day!

Oct 7th: It was just myself and my good friend and long time client Ed Nestor today. The sky was foggy then sunny and the water mostly clear and 63 degrees. We had 106 fish on the line and boated 95 of them with 1 walleye,1 Bluegill and 1 rock bass on the line. Pretty good for 2 people.

Oct 6th: Fished for 4 hours with Doug Roberts and his 4yr old son Doug. The day was sunny and the water light stained. Little Doug is the most advanced 4yr old fisherman I've ever seen. He could cast a spinning rod about as good as most of my adult clients. Today it was all about him and whatever we could do to keep him on fish. He caught 20 fish and lost a bunch more. I had a great time with them today.

Oct 5th: Had a 6hr charter with Dave Flannery and his daughter Erin. The sky was partly cloudy and the water 65 degrees and clear to 4 ft. We had 101 fish on the line and boated 84 of them.

Oct 4th: Fished with John Snyder and Nick Koivras today. The sky was overcast and the water light stained and 63 degrees. We had 155 fish on the line and boated 130 of them with 2 rock bass, 2 suckers,2 walleyes, and 3 bluegills in the mix.

Oct 3rd: Fished with Bill Kurz and Ed Bardzel today. The sky was overcast and the water clear and 63 degrees. We had 135 fish on the line and boated 112 of them with 1 bluegill and 1 northern pike in the mix.

Oct 2nd: Had a later start today at 12:30PM with Charlie Baum and his dad. The sky was bright sun and the water mostly clear and 65 degrees. We had 63 on the line and boated 48 of them.

Oct 1st: Fished the afternoon with Horace Whitner. The sky was mostly sunny and the water light stained. We had 79 fish on the line and landed 62 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix mostly on Rage Baby Craws and small swim baits.

Sept Totals: Smallmouth bass 1421, Rock Bass 9, Bluegill 10, Walleye 4, channel cat 1, Northern Pike 2, Total fish 1447 fish!

Sept 30th: Fished with Ken Mayberry and     . We had 25 fish on the line and caught 18 of them. The fish here were very picky today.

Sept 30th. Fished 4hrs in the morning with Shamus Smith, his dat John, and his 8yr old son, Aiden. It was just a nasty morning with a cold rain and wind, tough fishing! We caught 15 fish but John caught his personal best smallie and Aiden caught his first smallie. They did good just to last that long.

Sept 29th: My wifes birthday, no fishing today!

Sept 28th: had a 4hr trip with Jason Teets and Rick MacNeal this evening. We had 38 on the line and boated 28 of them.

Sept 28th: Fished with Bob and Rob Gunther today. The sky turned sunny and the water a light stain. We had 79 fish on the line and boated 53 of them along with 2 bluegills in the mix.

Sept 27th: Fished with Frank Patla today. The sky turned sunny and the water was light stained, 64 degrees and very low!  We had 92 fish on the line and boated 63 of them with 2 bluegills in the mix.

Sept 26th: due to a mess up in communication no fishing today!

Sept 25th: Fished with Leo Parker and Larry Doyle. The sky sunny and the water 67 degrees and light stained. We had 113 fish on the line and boated 103 of them along with 1 northern pike and 1 rock bass.

Sept 24th:Justin Adleff brought his 6yr old son Jaiden for a 3hr instructional trip. We started out with the basics of casting which he did very well and near the end of the 3hrs he was catching his own fish! Good job Jaiden!

Sept 23rd: Took part in the Hunts For Healing fishing day on the river. We had 4 boats each with a captain, mentor, and serviceman. I had Alan Probst with me who was filming for his TV show."Wild Pennsylvania with Alan Probst. When we visited each boat for an interview, we captured every serviceman catching fish while we were there. I want to thank our 4 captains, Chris Gorsuch, Steve Okula, Rick Gincley, and Pete Phatton for volunteering their boats and their time in this most worthy cause. God Bless our servicemen! There was over 300 fish caught and released1

Sept 22nd: Had outdoor writer John Punola with me for an afternoon trip. We started at the toughest time of the day, 1:30 PM in bright sunlight so we both knew it would not be easy. We boated 43 fish but nothing big enough for photos.John did well with his swim bait and 1/32 oz jig head. Kept it just above the rock moss. Well done.

Sept 21st: It was just Houston Matter and myself today. The sky was again sunny and the water green stained and 72 degrees. We had 68 fish on the line and boated 54 of them along with 1 bluegill in the mix.

Sept 20th: Fished with Scott Page today. The sky started out foggy then bright sun. Water was green stained and 70 degrees. We had 90 fish on the line and boated 76 of them with 2 walleyes and 2 rock bass in the mix.

Sept 19th: Well it came together today! Fished with Harold Stilwater and his son Dan. The sky stayed overcast all day and the water was dark green stained and 70 degrees. We had 142 fish on the line and boated 110 of them! With 2 rock bass and 1 northern pike in the mix!

Sept 18th:Fished with Bill Salerno and his buddy Sal. The sky was sunny and the water the lowest I've ever seen it at a negative number on the river meter, yep, below 0.00ft. We caught had 52 fish on the line and boated 40 of them.

Sept 17th: Extreme low water today for Joe Plennella and myself. The sky was sunny and the water dark green. We had 67 on the line and boated 53 of them with 1 channel cat in the mix.

Sept 16th: Had to reschedule 2 charters today because of the broken drive shaft which is now repaired.

Sept 15th: Started out with the second charter and got about a miler or so up river going over 8ft of clear water and BANG! The dive shaft broke! Never hit anything! As a matter of fact, never hit anything in the last 2 days! Limped back to the access with the trolling motor and called Snake Creek Marine. Took the boat right up to them in Montrose. They ordered the parts and had them overnighted back from CA! They had the parts in the morning and gave me a call at 2:00PM to pick up the boat. Now that's service!

 Sept 15th: Fished in the morning for 4hrs with Corey Sickler and his buddy Everal. Corey's wife Yvonne was along for the ride and brought me a plate of Cherry Strudel snacks which tasted great! We had a good time with some tricky boat driving getting up through the shallow water. We had 59 fish on the line and boated 43 of them. The water was 71 degrees and green stained, also very low!

Sept 13 & 14th: Fished with Steve Geringer. and John Friedlund. We did well with 199 fish on the line and we boated 160 of them with 1 walleye and 4 bluegills in the mix! Steve had been fishing with me for 17 years and this was his last trip. Talking about going out on a high note! Thanks Steve!

Sept 12th: Fished with Greg V. and the fish just wouldn't bite today. We caught 17 fish in 6hrs. Well you can't hit home runs every day!

Sept 11th: Went to a family reunion

 Sept 10th: Fished with Roy Gerber in the early morning. We had 56 on the line and boated 49 of them.

Sept 9th: Had a 3hr evening trip with a local gent and his daughter in law. We had a blast! Got soaked in the rain and caught only 15 fish but it was fun!

Sept 9th: Fished with Thad Grossman and Heidy Richardson this morning. The sky was sunny and the water low, 77 degrees, and green stained. We had 93 fish on the line and landed 78 of them with 2 rock bass and 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 8th: Fished with Will Cressman and Bob Bleam today. The sky was sunny and the water low,77 degrees and dark green. We had 53 on the line and landed 42 of them with 2 rock bass and 1 bluegil in the mix.

Sept 7th: it was just me and Mike Vino today. the sky was sunny and the river is very low, dark green stained, and 77 degrees. We had 54 on the line and boated 32 of them. Rage baby craws and small swim baits caught the fish.

Sept 6th: Taught Justin Adleff how to fish the river today. The river is very low but he did well. We had 57 on the line and landed 41 of them.

Sept 1st -5th: In Maine hunting Bear and fishing

Aug Totals: Small mouth bass 1505 fish, Walleye 10 fish, Blugill 9 fish, Rock bass 4 fish, catfish 3 fish, Northern pike 1 fish, pickerel 25, = 1557 fish!

Aug 26th - 31st. Went up to Maine on a successful bear hunt and fishing trip. smallmouth 15, pickeral 25

Aug 25th: Had a 4hr evening trip with Russel Anderson. We had 49 fish on the line and landed 41 of them with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 25th: Fished with Jack Slocum and his buddy Ira. The sky was overcast and the water dark stained and 75 degrees.. We had 97 fish on the line and boated 75 of them along with 3 bluegills in the mix.

Aug 24th: Fished with  John Makenzie and Harold Wright. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 76 degrees. We had 103 fish on the line and landed 87 of them with 2 walleyes and a channel cat in the mix.

Aug 23rd: Fished with Ed Bardzel and his sister in law Carol Bardzel. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 76 degrees. WE had a great day with 166 fish on the line and boated 141 of them along with 1 walleye, 1 rock bass, and 1 northern pike.Rage Baby Craws along with the Baby craws on a jig spinner caught most of the fish. In the morning we caught some big bass on top water and late afternoon a bunch on small swim baits.

Aug 22nd: Fished with Fred and Josh Stocker. The Sky was mostly sunny and the water had come up and was dark stained. We had 67 fish on the line and boated 56 of them.

Aug 20&21: Didn't fish with the weekend crowd.

Aug 19th: Fished for 3hrs with Tom Henson along with Mike and Russ. Mike and I did most the fishing and had 35 on the line and boated 28 of them.

Aug 18th & 19th: Fished 6 hrs early on each day with Dan Lash and his 13yr old son Dan. The first day I only fished with them a little over an hour. They didn't realize I needed to be invited to fish with them before I did. Both days we had good fishing with a total of 189 fish on the line and we landed 141 of them with 4 walleyes,3 bluegills,1 catfish, and 1 rock bass in the mix. Very good guys for your first trip on the "Beast" Rage baby craws, both on a Moaner Predator jig and on a spinner jig caught most of the fish with a few on small cranks.

Aug 17th: My wife Eileen and I had the pleasure of having Matt and Nisa Wilson, owners of Moaner Hooks, fishing with us today. The sky was mostly sunny and the water was dark stained and 79 degrees. This was our annual "Business" meeting so to speak where we talk about what's new on the horizon and just do alot of fishing. We caught 50 bass mostly on Rage Tail plastics and Moaner jigs, but I caught a few on some small cranks as well. For the record, Nisa caught the largest bass!

Aug 16th: Fished an afternoon/evening charter with Walter and Josh Woehrle. The sky was cloudy and the water dark stained and 81 degrees! The guys had 82 fish on the line and boated 64 of them. there were 1 bluegill and 1 rock bass in the mix. I never picked up my rod. Great going guys!

Aug 15th: Fished with Matt Strong and his 2 boys, Connor and Josh from Maryland. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 80 degrees. We had 121 fish on the line and boated 87 of them along with 2 bluegills. A great day!

Aug 14th: Had a 6hr early trip with Ray and Bonnie Rohe.The sky was overcast and the water was 81 degrees! They did pretty good once we found a lure that would work well with their Zeco 202"s . Ended up with 49 fish on the line and boated 33 of them along with 1 channel cat. All on small cranks.

Aug 13th: A short early morning 4 hr trip with Dave Rickles. Boats everywhere! We had 52 on the line and boated 47. Seemed like forever to get back through all the boats and waders to the access.

Aug 12th: My sons birthday, took the day off.

Aug 11th: Fished with Kevin Deibert, Jeff Homer, and John Lacy today. This was their first trip on the Beast and after realizing and obtaining that yes we need fishing licenses even for catch and release we got started.(sorry guys, had to tease a bit). I briefly showed them how I fish the conditions we faced and put down my rod for the day. They had 73 fish on the line and boated 51 of them. Good Job Guys! Rage Baby Craws, both on a jig and jig spinner caught the fish.

Aug 10th: Fished with Rick and Ricky Leibert today. The sky was overcast and we sat the first 2 hours in the rain. The water was dark stained but the rain kept the temp down to a cool 77 degrees and the fish loved it! This makes their 18th year with me. Ricky started with me at age 8 and he is now 26! As Ricky put it "We kicked fish ass today"! We had 151 fish on the line and boated 127 of them. Ricky was a fishing machine, he boated 60 of them himself! So far they are in the lead for the free trip next year and they used just 8hrs instead of the 10 they would be allowed for the contest.

Aug 9th: Fished with Tom Robbins and Linwood Meyers today. The sky was sunny and the water was dark stained and 80 degrees. We had 104 fish on the line and boated 78 of them mostly on Rage Baby Craws rigged on an LD jig spinner.

Aug 8th: Fished with Mike Yakubik and his buddy Bob. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 78 degrees. We had 115 fish on the line and boated 85 of them with 1 walleye and 1 rock bass in the mix.

Aug 7th: Fished with John Snyder and his daughter Jenna and grandson Doug. The sky was sunny when we started and the water was dark stained and 77 degrees. We had 50 fish on the line and boated 31 of them.

Aug 6th: Scheduled day off.

Aug 5th, Came back for a 4hr evening trip with Dave Barnes and Terry Witcoff. We had 59 on the line and boated 51 of them! Mostly on Rage Baby Craws. Jigs and Jig spinners.

Aug 5th: Fished with Don Chlebowski and Jim Carbaugh today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was dark brown stained and 75 degrees. Don fished with his fly rod and never missed a strike! We had 72 fish on the line and boated 58 of them.

Aug 4th: Took the truck to Wilcox Auto for inspection and service. I always get good service there.

Aug 3rd. Came back for an evening trip with Will and Bill Cassome. We had 42 on the line and landed 35 fish.

Aug 3rd: Fished with the Baker boys, Sam,Wally, and Micah for 6 hrs. Always a good time. The sky was sunny and the water brown stained and 79 degrees. We had 49 on the line and boated 38. Could only use jigs because of the floating moss but the Rage Baby Craws came through.

Aug 2nd: Had a great 4hr charter early in the morning with Bruno Walkowiak and Sarah Bilby, their first trip on the river. The water had come up a foot and there was floating rock moss all over the place, the only thing we could use was a jig, and we used Rage Baby Craws. They soon got the hang of it and boated 57 fish out of the 79 we had on the line, good job!

Aug 1st: Fished with  Jerry and John Wickhammer. I had a phone interview with an outdoor writer this morning and this was a 4hr evening charter. We had 68 fish on the line and boated 55 in the moss filled water.

July Totals: Small Mouth Bass 1297 fish, Walleye 2 fish, Channel Cats 5 fish, Rock Bass 13 fish, Bluegill 4 fish. Total = 1321 fish!

July 31st: Fished a few hours in the morning with Brett and Andrea Hetner. The sky was overcast and the water a nice 77-78 degrees. We had 35 on the line and boated 26 with 1 rock bass and 1 walleye in the mix.Rage Baby Craws and small cranks along with LD jig spinners caught the fish.

July 30th: No charter, had a family get together to attend.

July 29th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Jay. The sky was sunny and the water green stained and 82 degrees. We had 50 fish on the line and boated 34 of them. Mostly on Rage Baby Craws and small crank baits.

July 28th: Fished with Pete Moffit and Ray McGuirk. The sky was sunny and the water green stained and 81 degrees. We had 72 fish on the line and boated 58 of them. There was also 1 rock bass in the mix.

July 27th: Fished with Kiel and Thad Weisboro . This was there first time on the river and I thought they did pretty good. The sky was sunny and the water was green stained and 81 degree. We had 71 fish on the line and boated 52 of them.

July 26th: Fished with Mike and Jerry Coldwell. The sky was sunny and the water green, low and 81 degrees. We had 83 fish on the line and boated 68 of them. Most on Rage baby craws and LD jig spinners

July 25th: Had a 4hr charter with Keith Huffman and son-in-laws, Chris and Dave. The sky was sunny and hot. The water green stained and 81 degrees! We had 35 fish on the line and boated 25 of them.

July 24th: No charter. Maintenance day off.

July 23rd. Early morning 5:30AM trip with Jerry Hacknell and his son Billy. The morning was foggy and turned out partly cloudy. The water was greenstained and 79-80 degrees. We caught 65 fish out of the 79 we had on. Got in some  top water action early then it was Rage Baby Craws and LD jig spinners after that.

July 22nd: Had a 4hr evening trip with Rich Correll and his son Ryan. This was their first trip on the river so we had a bit of a learning curve to do but after that the guys got the river feel and caught fish. We had 42 fish on the line and boated 27 of them. Not bad for starting right in the heat of the day!

July 22nd: Had a 6hr charter with Jason Schambers along with John Sr & Jr. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was green stained and 78-79 degrees. The action was great! They had 110 fish on the line and they boated 79 of them. The action was so good that I never picked up a rod! All except for 10 were caught on Rage Baby Craws.

July 21st: Had a late morning early afternoon trip in the heat of the day with Ed Bardzel for 4 hrs. Sunny and the water got up to 82 degrees. We caught 31 fish and lost another 10 with Ed catching a nice 27" walleye.

July 21st: Had a 4hr early morning charter with Rick and Ricky Gerhart. The sky went from foggy to sunny and the water green stained and 76-79 degrees. We caught 21 fish with 3 rock bass and 1 bluegill in the mix and had another 10 that didn't make it in.

July 20th: Got some blood work done and the knees xrayed. Then went for an evening charter with Chris Lowerton and his brother Ray. It was hot and the water was low and 80 degrees. We caught 35 fish with 1 rock bass in the mix.

July 19th: Had a no call, no show today. Waited a half hour past the time arrival and fished by myself in the immediate area for 3hrs to see if they might show. I caught 19 fish and went home. 

July 18th: Up early to beat the heat. Fished a half day with Bob and Shirlie Wentworth. The sky came out sunny and the water green and 79 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 1 bluegill in the mix.

July 17th: Early morning 4hr trip with Jacob Smith and Ryan Delford. The sky was foggy and the water ended up at 80 degrees and green stained. We caught and released 42 fish with 2 rock bass in the mis on Rage Baby Craws and Teaser Tubes.

July 14-16th: took the Beast up to Snake creek Marine for it's semi annual service. New plugs and a tune up and it's ready to go!

July 13th: Evening trip with Bill Thresher and John Fleck. We caught 41 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 rock bass in the mix. Mostly on bottom jigs.

July 13th: Had a doc appointment this AM . BP was 126/76 and lost 24lbs since my last visit. Have a long way to go but it's progress.

July 12th: Hit the gym first thing in the morning and met Carl and Matt Lovington at 8:30AM. The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 79 degrees. We caught 67 fish and lost another 17 before they got to the boat. Used Rage Baby Craws and Rage Cut-R-Worms on Moaner jigs.

July 11th: Came back for an evening trip with Marshall and Susan Riggs. We caught 35 fish with 1 rock bass in the mix on Rage Baby craws and teaser tubes.

July 11th: Fished with Jason Krepps and Chad Cline. The sky turned sunny and the water green stained and 79 degrees. We caught 51 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix anlong with 16 more fish that never made it to the boat.

July 10th: Fished with Lanny Jammison and Joe Franks . The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 80 degrees. We caught 62 fish with 1 bluegill in the mix mostly on Rage Baby Craws, ld jig spinners and teaser tubes.

July 9th: Fished with Tim and Frank De Angelo. The morning was good with partly cloudy skies, but the afternoon came out hot! the water was green stained and 81 degrees! We caught 43 fish with another 15 that never made it to the boat.

July 8th: Came back for an evening charter with Rich Hayward and Vince Copard. We caught 45 fish with 1 channel cat and 6 that didn't make it to the boat.

July 8th: A morning charter with Ken and Grace Livingston. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was green stained and 79 degrees. We caught 57 fish with 2 rock bass in the mix on jigs and lost another 10 before they got to the boat.

July 7th: An evening trip with Mike and Tommy Belvelt. We caught 35 fish with another 10 that got off before they got to the boat.

July 7th: A pleasant morning with Andy and Megan Tiffany. The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 81 degrees! Andy was on a roll as we caught 41 fish with another 16 on the line that got away.

July 6th: Evening charter with John Connifer. We caught 37 fish with 1 rock bass on jigs. Another 9 got away.

July 6th: Fished with Mark and Paul Frey. The sky was sunny and the water green stained and 78 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 1 bluegill in the mix and another 24 on the line that didn't make it to the boat. Lots of action! Mostly on jigs.

July 5th: Fished with Susan Hyde and Tim Walker today. The sky was mostly sunn and the water was dark green, 78 degrees and very low. We caught 49 fish with 1 rock bass in the mix, along with another 12 that were on the line but didn't get close enough for the count.

 

July 4th: Most all had left  the river when Mark and Judy Lufertee came to fish. The sky was sunny and the water dark green and 78 degrees. We caught 46 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix on Rage Baby craws.

July 2&3: Did not charter on the holiday weekend, good thing, I heard it was a zoo out there and the monkeys got loose.

July 1st: Came back late afternoon for another 4hr trip with Judy and Kathy Mellon. The water had warmed up to 78 degrees but we managed to catch another 30 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. 

July 1st: Started out the day with Larry O'Conner and his 16yr old daughter Natalie for a 4hr trip. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark green stained and 76 degrees. We caught 33 bass and 1 bluegill in the mix. Natalie caught 14 out of the 33 fish. The young lady was good with a jig. At the end of the day I gave them a few Rage products to try in their local waters and sure enough, the next day they had sent me photos of some really nice largmouth bass caught on the Rage Tail products. Way to go guys and gal! 

June totals: smallmouth bass - 1071, walleye - 33, channel cat - 28, pickerel 53, bluegill 4, rock bass 3, northern pike 4, carp 1, total fish = 1197 fish caught and released.

June 30th: Came back for a 6hr trip with Tuney and Mike Albertson. We caught 57 fish with 1 northern pike and 2 channel cats in the mix.

June 30th: Had a short 4hr morning trip with George Brodhead and his 2 grandsons Gavin and Aaron. The day was sunny and the water dark green and 76 degrees. The first fish caught was a huge 25lb carp caught by Gavin. We caught we caught 25 fish with the 1 carp and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 29th: Came back for a 4hr trip with Stan and Mary Ringshaw. We caught 36 fish with 1 rock bass and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 29th: Fished a 6hr day with Ken Lines and Mike Werst. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 77 degrees. We caught 47 fish and lost many more with 2 channel cats in the mix.

June 28th: Evening 3hr trip with Ken Lines and Mike Werst. Short trip because a thunderstorm chased us off but we caught 13 fish.

June 28th: Fished with Ken Mangle Jr & Sr again. The sky was sunny and the water was dark green stained and 79 degrees. we caught 42 fish with 1 northern pike and 3 channel cats in the mix. A thunder storm made us stop a little early.

June 27th: Evening trip with Ken Mangle Jr & Sr. We caught 37 fish with 1 northern pike and 1 bluegill in the mix.

June 27th: Fished with Jerry Kempt and his son Chris. The sky was sunny and the water dk green stained and 78 degrees. We caught 68 fish with 2 walleye and 2 channel cat in the mix.

June 26th: Customer called, too sick to come, I told them to reschedule.

June 25th: Fished with Bill and Terry Nichols. The sky was sunny and the water dark green stained and 76 degrees. We caught 65 fish with 3 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 24th: had to reschedule todays trip to take my boat up to Snake Creek Marine so they could install a new water seal and bearing kit in my lower motor unit. Had them put in a new impeller while they were there.

June 23rd: Evening trip with Rocky and Joice Rightfield. We caught 31 fish and had a great time with 2 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix. When I checked my motor the lower unit had water mixed in with the grease and I knew I had to have a new water seal asap.

June 23rd: Went fishing with Bill and Will Craze. The sky was partly cloudy and the water was dark green and 75 degrees. We caught 56 fish with 2 walleyes, 1 channel cat, and 1 rock bass in the mix.

June 22nd: Went fishing with Randy Emerich and John Hudock. The sky was sunny and the water dark green and 78 degrees. We caught it all today with 61 fish total and 2 walleye, 1 bluegill, 1 northern pike, 1 rock bass, and 1 channel cat.

June 21st. Evening trip with Ralph and Betty Strow. The fish were still biting on LD spinners and jigs with 32 fish and a channel cat.

June 21st: 6hr trip with Larry & the guys again. We caught 51 fish today.

June 20th: Evening charter with Larry & Carroll Snoke & buddy. We caught 25 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

June 20th:Fished with Joe Caducci and Jarad Turner. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained,74 degrees and low! We caught 31 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

June 19th: Got the boat ready again for charters.

June 12th-18th: Went up to Wilderness Escape Lodge in North Maine to make a fishing DVD with my good friends Randy & Sharon Flannery owners of the lodge.Had a great time, would highly recomend it to anyone. Going back this August to finish the DVD,Because of a bad storm we only got to fish 3 days but we caught 7 smallmouth bass and 53 pickerel.

June 11th: 6hr charter with Frank and Mary Trombo. The sky was mostly sunny and the water was dark stained and 67 degrees. We caught 54 fish with 3 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix on small cranks, LD jig spinner and Rage Baby Craws rigged on a Moaner Stroker jig.

June 10th: Evening trip with Steve Okula and John Yannazell. This trip was mostly to show them where the channels were in the river so they could safely fish with their own boat this week. We did catch 17 fish with 2 walleyes and 2 channel cats in the mix.

June 10th: Fished with Jeff Delong and Rick Stevens. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 66 degrees. We caught 45 fish with 3 walleye and 2 channel cats in the mix mostly on jig spinners rigged with Rage Baby Craws.

June 9th: Came back and fished with John Repshure and his son Trey. We caught 23 fish with 1 bluegill and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 9th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Richard Updyke. The sky was sunny and the water was dark stained and 66 degrees. We caught 36 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. Jim caught his biggest 2 bass ever with me today!

June 8th: evening trip with Don and Jerri Witherspoon. It started out slow because the front that went through but the fish got active late and we caught 29 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

June 8th: Stormy morning when the clients drove in so we resheduled.

June 7th: Fished with Ray Grosham and Tom Milburg. The sky was overcast and the water dark stained and 66 degrees. We caught 54 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 6th: Evening trip with Cody Chapman & brother. We caught 25 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 6th: Fished with Don Coiggett & crew. We caught 43 fish with 1 walleye in the mix

June 5th: Fished with Frank and Anthony Carr along with Jim Crawford. The sky was overcast with some light rain and the water was a brownish/green and 75 degrees. We caught just 14 fish but we had a lot of fun.

June 4th: fished with George and Molly Streibec. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark stained and 75 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 3rd: a 6hr afternoon trip with Joe Stevko and Ken B. We caught another 29 fish this evening. I showed Joe the proper way to use a baitcaster and he caught a couple of fish on it without any back lashes!

June 3rd: It was just me and Dave Pchola at 5:30AM until noon. The sky was overcast with a little rain. The water was dark stained and 74 degrees. We caught 29 fish with 2 channel cats, 1 walleye, a 1 bluegill in the mix.

June 2nd: Was supposed to film a TV show today and for the 4th time this year, the cameraman couldn't make it! Not good! After a phone call, Jim Rexall and I went fishing in the evening. We caught 32 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

June 1st: Evening charter with Nelson and Mike Jacobs. The water temp went up to 80 degrees! We caught 12 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 1st: Fished with John Korinis and Mike Murphree for 6hrs. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 77 degrees. We caught 25 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

May Totals: Smallmouth Bass-1300 fish, channel cat-6 fish, northern pike - 5 fish, walleye 42 fish, sucker 2 fish, rock bass- 3 fish, musky 2 fish, bluegill - 2 fish, Total Fish = 1362 Fish!

May 31st: Didn't fish until evening with Rob and Bobby Sandor. Water was still 79 degrees but we ended up with 25 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 northern pike in the mix.

May 30th: Came back and fished  Mike and Sara Rico for 4 hrs. We caught another 17 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

May 30th: I'm gone for 2 days and the river turns to tough fishing for Karl,Mike, and 11yr old Nicky Geary. The sky was bright sun, the water turned to Dark algea green with some dirt mixed in and 79 degrees! That's quite a change. We fished foe 6hrs and caught 11 fish with 2 walleye in the mix, but at least Nicky got a big smallie.

May 28 & 29th: No fishing this Memorial Day weekend. Too many crazy boaters doing crazy things for me to take a client in. I'll catch up on my home chores and go visit the graves of my relatives and friends. Thank you to all veterans who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. May we never forget you!

May 27th: Fished with Keith Dorton and Kevin Burke. The sky was again bright and sunny. The water 70-72 degrees and light stained. We caught 30 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 Bluegill in the mix. Kevin had the hot stick with some big fish, one being a 20 1/4" smallmouth that was spawned out!

May 26th: Had a 4hr evening trip with John Dapper and George Loubet. Seems like a little of everything was biting on the Teaser Tubes. We caught 22 fish with 1 rock bass,1 walleye,1 big channel cat caught on a light rod, and 1 bluegill in the mix.

May 26th: Fished 6hrs with 82 yr old Korea War Vets Henry Brubacker and Bob Colwell. It was another hot sunny day but these guys looked and acted like they were in their 60"s. The water was light stained and 69-72 degrees. They went through boot camp together, through the war together, and now fish a couple of times a year together and I was honored that they chose me to go with. We caught 29 fish today but the fish count was the least of their concerns. They never even asked. That you for your service gentlemen!

May 25th: Came back in the evening for a 3hr trip with Joe and Mellisa Jordan. We caught 19 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 25th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Dick Updike for 6hrs. The sky was sunny ans hot! Too sunny, not a cloud in the sky. The water was light stained and 66-69 degrees. The fish were just shut down and we caught only 15 fish with 1 northern pike and 1 walleye in the mix but we did have a good time with Dick bringing along his Boobie Lure! LOL

May 24th: Came back for a 4hr evening charter with Tom and Sue Rickford. We caught 25 fish in the fast water on LD jig spinners

May 24th: Fished 6hrs with Todd Fetterolf and Gary Sidwell. Another bright sunny day, darn it. The water was light stained and 61 degrees. They actually did get a few on top water before the sun got too high. We caught 35 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

May 23rd: Fished with John Snyder and Ed Bardzel. Another sunny day which doesn't help with the fish count. The water was light stained and 59-60 degrees. Under the bright conditions, the guys did great with 40 fish being caught and 1 walleye along with 1 rock bass being in the mix.

May 22nd: fished with Bill Salerno and Sal Accardi. The sky was overcast with some light rain. Bill is a fishing machine, seldom taking any rest. He led the way catching the most fish and Sal getting in a good 4th quarter surge. We caught 54 fish today with some big quality fish being caught.

May 21st: Fished with Steve and Justin Hillman today. A father & son team who won a free 6hr trip last year for catching the most fish. They added a 4hr trip to that to give them 10hrs on the water. The sky was overcast with on and off light rain and very calm winds. The water was light stained and a little low and 60 degrees, a perfect set up for some top water action. Every so often we can get a great day such as this. We caught 91 fish with 1 northern pike and 1 musky in the mix. The amazing thing was that over 65 of them came on top water and over 40 of those were 15" to 19 long! As of right now they again have the number to beat!

May 20th: It was even worse when Terry Catlin and Cody came to fish starting out in the heat of the day. We managed 17 fish however as with good friends that don't see each other often we kind of talk as much or maybe more than we fish. But isn't that what it's all about?Having a good time!

May 20th. The sky came out bright and sunny when Bob Randis and Dan Murphy came for a 6hr charter today. The water was light stained,56 degrees, and the fish were spooked. We had to finess fish wacky style with Moaner Hooks new wacky rig to catch anything! We ended up with 28 hard earned fish today with 1 walleye in the mix. 

May 19th: Came back for an evening trip with Gary Hutchinson. The sky was still bright out but we boated another 21 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

May 19th: Fished with Matt Andrews and Chad Gorman today. The sky was sunny and the water was 55 degrees and light stained. We caught 37 fish today mostly on Snagler Spin Baits along with 2 walleye.

May 18th: Fished with Will Cressman and Will Shaffer today. The sky was overcast in the morning turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. The water was light stained and 53-54 degrees. We caught 64 fish with 5 walleyes in the mix.

May 17th: It was just me and Greg  VanHekle again tonight. It was pretty slow until Greg go a hold of a 40" musky. After a long fight he got his photo and we set it free to fight again. We also caught 18 bass.

May 17th:Fished with Dan, Sue, and Stephanie Fowler. The sky was overcast and the water 55-56 degrees. We caught 28 fish with 1 rock bass in the mix.

May 16th: Evening trip with Greg Van Hekle. Water came up to 57 degrees. We caught 22 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

May 16th: Fished with John Yaswinski and John Jason. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 53 degrees. We caught 52 fish with many big bass being caught.

May 15th: Fished with Will and Wyatt Buckingham. The sky was overcast with light rain and 20mph winds. The water was stained and 58 degrees.  We caught 52 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 sucker in the mix.

May 14th: Evening trip with Mike and June Latowski. We caught 39 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

May 14th: Fished a 6hr trip with Dave Pchola and Nathan Eckman. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 60 degrees.We caught 48 fish today. 

May 13th: a 3hr annual trip with Travis Leister and his boys Tyler and Keith. Always a fun trip with this group as we they caught 27 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix..

May 13th: It was just me and Doug DeNure today. The sky was overcast with rain. The water was med stained and 60-62 degrees. We caught 25 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

May 12th: Evening charter with Rick Worthington and Dave Zimmer. We cut it short because Dave wasn't feeling well and always better to be safe than sorry. We boated 24 fish.

May 12th: Fished with Dave and John Bowman. The sky was sunny and the water stained and 56-58 degrees. We caught 37 fish today.

May 11th: Evening trip with Ray and Kathy Chesterfield. The water was stained and 56 degrees. We caught 47 fish on just about everything! A great night!

May 11th: You won't believe it but I was supposed to film the same TV show today and again no cameraman. This is getting old!

May 10th: evening trip with Max Wright. We caught 29 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

May 10th: The gent forgot what day he booked! Oh well!

May 9th: Evening charter with Corey sickler and Ev. We caught 13 fish tonight.

May 9th: Fished with Kevin Readinger and John Kohler. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained at 53-55 degrees. We caught 35 fish with 1 walleye in the mix. Always a good time with Kevin.

May 8th: Mothers Day. No fishing took Mom out to dinner.

May 7th: It was just me and Jeff Crouse today. The sky was overcast and the water was dark stained and 51 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 2 walleyes and one sucker in the mix.

May 6th: Fished with John Snyder and Jeff T. The sky was overcast with Rain all day! John called it at 5hrs for the day. We caught 28 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix and we caught some HUGE fish! 

May 5th: evening charter with Jim and Mary Radcliff. The sky was overcast and the water dark stained and 51 degrees. We caught 32 fish with 1 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 5th: Was supposed to film today for a TV show but no cameraman so it's a no go!

May 4th: Had a 4hr evening charter with Tom Bomgardner and Bud. We caught 19 fish

May 4th:Fished with Jake Tolly and Tom Windscott today. The sky was overcast and the water dirty stained and 51 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 3 walleye in the mix.

May 3rd: It was just me and Phil Gunning today. The river had come up over a foot last night and was still climbing today. The sky was overcast and the water dirty stained. We did well with 52 fish being caught which included 2 channel cats and 1 northern pike.

May 2nd: Evening trip with Treaver Marcus. We caught 32 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

May 2nd: Don and Dan Chlebowski brought their fly rods and fished today. We had a light rain and overcast. The water was 51-52 degrees. We caught 15 fish with some big quality fish being caught on the fly.

May 1st: Fished with Scott Stickel and his young sons Kevin and Kyle. The temp dropped with rain and wind and the boys had a hard time even using their hands. We fished for about an hour until each boy landed a fish and called it a day. We will reschedule on a better day.

April Totals: Smallmouth Bass 803, walleye 27, sucker 5, channel cat 3, Total Fish= 838 fish

April 30th: Came back for an evening trip with Dave and Kathy Stetman. We caught 48 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

April 30th: Fished with Dave Pechola and Nathan Eckman. The sky was overcast, the water was dark stained and on the rise at 52 degrees. We caught 26 fish with 2 suckers in the mix.

April 29th: Fished with long time client and friend Ed Nestor. The sky was overcast and the water was stained and 53 degrees. It was the best water in 3 years! Just like the old days. We caught 71 fish with 1 walleye and 1 sucker in the mix.

April 28th: Fished with Gary and Linda Dramel. The shy was mostly cloudy with some rain showers. The water was stained and 53 degrees. We caught 64 fish with 1 walleye and 1 sucker in the mix.

April 27th: Got our dates messed up with client so a quick call and Allen Gregory met me at the river. The sky was cloudy and the water med stained. We caught 57 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. 

April 26th: Fished with Barney Cook and Lonny. The sky was overcast and the water stained and 57 degrees. We started out well but we kept on getting chased around by thunder storms and at one time had to leave the river because of the lightning. After the cold front went through the fish just shut down and the wind picked up. We shortened our day and left. We ended up with 26 fish.

April 25th: Today was dad, Rick MacNeals turn to fish. He brought along son Stephen to take the place of his friend Ron who couldn't make it. The sky was overcast and the water was light stained and 55-57 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

April 24th: Fished with Christopher and Steven MacNeal. Their dad Rick came along to help out because Christopher broke his wrist 2 days before. Chris did very well in the catching department, he even was high stick for the day, but with 1 hand he needed a little help from dad taking the fish off and getting his lure unstuck from the rocks. We caught 51 fish with 4 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

April 23rd: Fished with Steve and Steven, along with Bob and Bobby, fathers with 11yr old sons. The sky was mostly overcast and the water stained and 56 degrees. We caught 62 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix. A great time had by all.

April 22nd: evening charter with Steve Getsie and his son Steven. We caught 15 fish.

April 22nd: Fished with John Snyder and his friend Duff. The sky was overcast and the water 56 degrees and stained. We caught 51 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

April 21st. Fished with Barry and Jeramie Rittenhouse. The sky was sunny and the water 54 degrees and stained. We caught 57 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

April 20th: Fished with Gerry and Tom Wickerman. The sky was sunny and the water 53 degrees and stained. We caught 68 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

April 19th: 3hre charter with Mike and 10yr old Russel Henson. Grandad Tom came along to watch. We caught 18 fish and Russel did very vell with a jig.

April 19th: Fished with Damian and Ellie Frigano. The sky was mostly cloudy with 15mph winds. The water was stained and 54-56 degrees. We caught 51 fish with 1 walleye and 1 sucker in the mix.

April 18th: Was supposed to film today for my DVD but the cameraman couldn't make it after months of planning.

April 16th: Fished with Glenn Frickmann and Billy Weeks today. The sky was sunny and the water stained and 47 degrees. We caught 31 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix all on Teaser tubes.

April 17th: Client could not come so I asked my wife and we caught 38 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

April 15th: Jason and Ed Miller came to fish today. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained. The fish bit so well that I didn't pick up a rod all day. The guys caught 35 fish today all on JJ's Jigs Hair jigs. Great job for their first time on the river for smallies.

April 14th: Went by myself today for 3 1/2 hrs just to see what to use for tomorrows charter. I caught 16 bass and 1 walleye on JJ's Hair Jigs, Rage Baby Craws on a Moaner jig and the small Teaser tubes.

April1st -13th: No fishing, high river. Rescheduled  all charters. This is killing me!

March totals: Smallmouth Bass 294, Walleye 12, Northern Pike 5, Quillback 1, Carp 1, Rock Bass 1 = 310 fish

March 31st: Fished 4 hrs with Doug DeNure. The sky was overcast and the wind 20mph.There were very few places we could fish to stay out of the strong winds, the main river had white caps. I fished with Doug for the first hour and stopped to give Doug maximum area to fish. We caught 12 fish with some big ones being caught. The Bear hair jig and Rage Baby Craw catching them.

March 30th: Fished with Ed Bardzel for about 5hrs. The sky was mostly sunny and the water light stained to clear and got up to 46 degrees. We caught 35 fish with 1 walleye and 1 northern pike in the mix. The two best lures were the Bear hair jig from JJ's Jigs and the Rage Baby Craw rigged on a Predator jig head.

March 29th: Fished with Dave Heightman and Larry Windslow today. The sky was sunny and the water light stained. We caught 39 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

March 23rd: My wife said that she would like to go fishing so I hooked up the Beast and away we went. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water was light stained and 43-45 degrees. We fished for 4hrs and caught 19 fish with 2 northern pike and 1 walleye in the mix. Today the bear hair jig from JJ's Jigs caught most of the fish and a small tube caught the rest.

March 21st: Fished with Tom and Shelly Riggins today for a half day. We caught 29 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

March 19th: Fished with Randy Graves and Darrel Linspit today. Dark stained water and we caught 30 fish with 1 rock bass in the mix.

March 18th: Fished with Lou Drexel for about 5 hrs today. Dark stained water and we caught 36 fish with 1 carp in the mix.

March 17th: Fished with Lou Richards today for 6hrs. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dark stained. We caught 32 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

March 16th: Fished 6hrs with Dennis Puza today. The sky was overcast and the water dark stained and 44-45 degrees. We caught 22 small mouths on swim jigs and JJ's bear hair jigs.

March 15th: Fished with Adam LeMay for a while. The sky was overcast and the water 43-44 degrees and dark stained. We caught 11 fish with 2 walleye and 1 quillback in the mix.

March13th: Fished with Adam Slacktish and Brad Zuk. The sky was overcast and the water was 45 degrees and dark stained, the river came up a foot overnight , crested and was now going back down. We caught 11 fish with 2 northern pike and 3 walleye in the mix. A good day under some tough conditions.

March 12th: Fished with Rick Syrauburg today. The water was dark stained and 45 degrees. Tough fishing  but we landed 25 fish today including 1 walleye.

March 11th: Fished with 80yr young Doug DeNure today. The sky was mostly cloudy and the river on the rise due to the all day rain yesterday. The water was dark stained and 45-46 degrees. After checking my score card we had caught 14 fish in a little over 4 hours. Doug caught a big one and I caught my first 20" of the season and took some well deserved kidding from Doug for doing so. We caught a couple on small finess tubes but the majority was caught on a Rage Baby Craw rigged on a Moaner Hook Enraged Shakey jig, weedless so we could fish slow.

March 10th: Sold my 2002 show trailer which was just too big and bought an eight footer to pick up Saturday. Then made some more wood crossed for the wifes business.

March 9th: Fished with Sponsors Adam LaMey and Albert Propst for about 5hrs.The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 42 degrees. We caught 22 fish, most were 15" to 19" smallies. On the Moaner Enraged Shakey Head with a Rage Baby Craw and small tubes along with JJ's hair jigs.

March 8th: Went to the gym then up to Snake Creek Marine for Oil and fuel additive for the boat.

 March 7th: Fished with Ed Bardzel. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark stained and 35-37 degrees. We caught 10 smallies on Rage Baby craws rigged on the new Enraged 1/4oz #4 jig, small tubes and JJ's Hair jigs.

 

 

Susquehanna River Conditions

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