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 2020 but please do it now so I can keep my books straight. Thanks! Now Booking for 2019 & 2020, 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.

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.

To anyone who had a charter scheduled last year with a deposit paid where we couldn't go, please reschedule your trip ASAP for this year. The same goes for anyone who has a gift certificate, please book asap and bring your gift certificate with you

April 15th: Got hit with a bad storm last night, heavy rain, lightning, very high winds, even a tornado or two in the county. The river is sure to go up now! Charter rescheduled.

April 14th: Got a message from client, he got hurt yesterday and had to cancell. Bummer, we were on a roll! But you can't fish if you're in pain.

April 13th: Fund day with Terry Bocai and his boys Matt and Tommy. The sky was fog early in the AM turning to a blue sky. Water got up to 51 degrees in the afternoon. I barley touched a rod and the guys caught 47 fish with a huge 30lb carp caught by Terry and Tommy caught his first walleye. Most were caught on the Ragetail 2.75 Swimmer and a modified ned rig. Several were caught on the Adams Encount'r 75 jerk bait.

April 12th: Fished with Gerry Oped. The sky was overcast and some rain. Water was stained and 49 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 3 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix mostly on Ragetail 2.75 swimmers and Snagler Baits teaser tubes. The Adams Encount'r 75 is starting to work.

April 11th: fished for 4 hours with Tony Benedict and his buddy JJ. The sky was overcast and the water med stained and 47 degrees. They caught 16 fish and did well. I did pick my rod up for 1 fish. All were caught on the Ragetail 2.75 Swimmer and the 2/0 Moaner Predator jig.

April 10th: Fished with Terry Ridgeway and his son Bill. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water stained and 48 degrees. We caught 39 fish with 2 walleye in the mix. As usual, all fish were released.

April 9th: Fished with Rich Rodack today for 4hrs after I got done at the gym. The sky was mostly cloudy with a threat of rain. The water was light stained and got up to 49 degrees. We caught 34 fish with Rich catching the vast majority of them. He kept me busy on the net most of the time which was great!

April 5th: Another eye doctor visit at the Guthrie, both eyes doing well. Thinking about getting prescription sun glasses for the river so I done have to keep switching from sun glasses to readers for knots and photos.

April 4th: Fished with Gregg Lipton today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 43 degrees. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

April 3rd: Fished with Ed for 3hrs today. The sky was clear but the wind was 25mph which made it very difficult to fish. The water was dark stained, little high at 5ft, and got up to 42 degrees. We only caught 10 fish mostly because of the wind with 2 walleyes and 2 white suckers in the mix. Most of the fish were caught on the Ragetail Baby Craw rigged on a #2/0 Moaner Predator jig. Ed got a nice 24" walleye and I caught a 20" smallie.

March 28th: Went back to the hospital for a follow up exam and I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes! I will need the drug store "Cheater" glasses for reading but that's it!

March 27th: Had cataract eye surgery on my second eye today.

March 26th: Fished with my sponsor Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures along with his buddy Jerry. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water stained and 39 degrees. We caught 42 fish with 2 walleye, 1 channel cat, and 1 big carp in the mix. The Ragetail 2.75 swimmer caught most of the fish.

March 24th: Fished with Ron Treaburt for a few hours. Sky was mostly cloudy and the water 38 degrees. We caught 39 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

March 23rd: Set up at the flea market down to the Shadowbrook resort and sold a lot of old merchandise I still had from my sporting goods store.

March 21st: Went up to Snake Creek Marine to get my new 12ft Talons installed. I left my 8ft talons there for them to sell.

March 20th: Back to the eye doc for onr more check up before I get the last eye surgery next week. Can't wait!

March 19th: Finally after the river calmed down and in between cataract surgerys I got to go fishing with Ed Bardzel for about 3hrs. The sky was mostly cloudy with a cool wind. The water was dark stained and 35 degrees. We caught 18 fish with 1 walleye in the mix and yes I lost a small pike or musky close to the boat. Ragetail 2.75 Swimmers and small teaser tubes by Snagler Tackle caught the fish. My new rods custom built by Big Dady Rods worked great!

Feb 22-24th: Had a 30ft booth at the Wild Outdoors Expo at the Mohegan-Sun in Wilkes-Barre PA. I gave away my new DVD on fishing in Maine with Randy Flannery to everyone that attended my seminars. Gave out over 50 of them. Not bad for a small Expo. Word has it that this show is moving down to Oaks PA next year.

Feb 15th-16th: Had a double booth at the Mifflinburg PA Expo. A Great little show!

Feb 7th: Took the "Beast" up to Snake Creek Marine and had them install a new Ultrex trolling motor. Now I can stand in the center of the boat wirh fly fishing clients and control the trolling motor with a remote.

Jan 24th - 27th: Worked my booth at the Early Bird Expo in Bloomsburg PA. I've done this Expo for over 20 yrs now. Always a good show.


Jan 4th: Fished with good friends Adam LaMey and Ed Bardzel. The sky was semi cloudy and the water 37 degrees. We caught 12 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Jan 8th: Fished with Ralph Lester for a few hours. The sky was partly cloudy and the water 35 degrees. We caught 17 fish with 3 walleyes and a northern pike in the mix mostly on Rage 2.75 swimmers rigged on a Moaner Predator 2/0 jig.

Jan 17-20th: First Expo of the season at the Lycoming Mall. Big snow storm on the way had to leave Sat afternoon. got home just as the strom hit.





Susquehanna River Conditions

LD Thumper Spinners and the LD All Fish Spinners can be purchased from my on line store. Also my 1hr DVD's "From Wings to Water " from shooting the bird to making the lure to catching the fish. And "Extreme Summer Fishing" jig fishing in the muddy water. Both are $9.95 plus shipping and tax.


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