About Your Guide

Lance Dunham, your guideHi folks,my name is Lance Dunham and I was born in 1954 here in Bradford County. I grew up fishing the local waters in Bradford County beginning from an early age of 5 and still live here in New Albany, close to the river. I've fished the North Branch of the Susquehanna for 15 years hard before I started to guide in 1980 and have been going strong ever since.

My Pa Guide permit is #102 and I am insured and certified in first aid and CPR as specified by the Pa Fish and Boat commission .

As of 2022,I have 57 years of river fishing experience, 42 as a guide. NO OTHER GUIDE CAN MAKE THAT CLAIM !

I hit the gym at least once a week with a trainer and twice a week work out at home so I can physicly handle any situation to help my clients.

I use a custom made 21ft SeaArk Bay jet boat with a 8ft beam and a 250hp Merc OptiMax Pro XS motor that can get us to the waters not used every day.

I'm fortunate to have a 80% client repeat bookings. I view each day as an exciting experience to fish with my repeat client/friends or new clients/soon to be friends. My clients can tell you that I never get bored or burnt out, there are just too many good fish to be found everyday and you just never know when that fish of a lifetime might strike!

I don't take time off to do fishing tournaments, never cared for the crowds, or to fish other waters in PA,(I will do a TV show or video on the river now and then). I am very happy to fish just with you somewhere on the 60 miles of my home waters here on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. This ensures that you have a guide who knows every rock in his area, where the fish hide every day and at any time of the year.

I take a group of people to North Maine each year in June to Wilderness Escape Lodge for some great fishing in the summer. Contact me if you want to go!

I pro-staff for several companies and I do several TV shows a year with Alan Probst of the "Wild Pennsylvania with Alan Probst" show  and have been featured on "Pennsylvania Outdoors" I also make my own DVD's on fishing for sale on my website. 

I'm a published author for writing a book on my experiences I've had guiding over the last 42 plus years entitled "Legend or Survivor" and am writing a second book currently.

I believe that being a fishing guide is the best profession in the world, when Mother Nature lets you work and when she doesn't I'm happy , shooting , making fishing lures, doing outdoor photography, videos and writing. In the off season I hunt as much as I can just to be outdoors, and fish when Mother Nature allows.

Come fish with me, you won't be sorry.