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.

Nov 18th: First day of Bear season. Didn't see a bear but did see a couple of nice bucks. Hope they stay in the area for deer season.

Nov 17th: Went to pick up my eye glasses early then got a hair cut today.Got home to find a shipment of Rage Baby Swimmers along with some boat and truck decals I needed.

Nov 16th: Chris O'Neil and his dad and brother came to fish for about 3hrs and we got blown off the river. After catching a few fish the wind and rain front hit us and tossed my 21ft boat around like it was a toothpick with 2ft rollers coming up the river. We left and while I was eating lunch alone at the access, the sun cam out beautiful so since I didn't fish with the guys, I went back in the river to catch another 17 bass before heading home on Rage Baby Swimmers. 

Nov 15th: Fished with Adam and Alan LaMey today. The sky was mostly clear but windy. The water was light stained and 39 degrees. We caught 27 fish with 1 northern pike and 3 walleye in the mix on Rage Baby Swimmers.

Nov 14th: It was just me and Ed Bardzel today in great conditions., The sky was overcast with little wind and the water light stained and 42 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 1 northern Pike and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Nov 13th: Fished with Carl and Rick Swanson. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water light stained and 42 degrees. We caught 53 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix on Rage Baby Swimmers, Baby Craws and Adam LD jerk Baits.

Nov 12th: Client rescheduled.

Nov 11th: Veterans Day, thank you to all service people for what you do. Was supposed to take a couple of veterans fishing but no show? It was very cold anyway.

Nov 10th: Fished with Trace and Mary Witherspoon. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water 44 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix on Rage Baby Swimmers and Adams jerk baits. 

Nov 9th: Fished with Jon Wiebly and Mike. The sky was mostly overcast and the water stained and 44 degrees. We caught 35 fish with 2 walleyes and many big bass on Rage baby swimmers and Adams jerk baits.

Nov 8th: Fished with Rich Myers today. The sky was sunny and the water stained and 45 degrees. We caught 45 fish with 1 walleye and 1 small musky in the mix on Rage Baby Swimmers, baby craws, and Adams jerk baits.

Nov 7th: Went to the gym then went and voted. Worked on the new DVD

Nov 6th: Went to eye doctor in the morning then fishing with Sid Gressom. We caught 32 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix on Rage Baby Swimmers and Adams jerk baits.

Nov 5th: The river was down to 3ft when Phil Gunning and I went fishing today. Cloudy with a light rain for most of the 5 hours we fished. The water was a dark stain. We caught 51 fish with a small musky in the mix. I had a big musky on for just a few seconds before he bit me off. We boated many big bass today. I used a RageTail Baby Craw, a RageTail Baby Swimmer both rigged on a Moaner Hooks Predator jig. I also caught several fish on the new Adams Encount'r jerk bait. (available on my web site).

Nov 4th: Ed  Bardzel and I fished a new part of the river today for 5 hrs. The water was still dirty brown with 49 degree water and we caught 15 fish. I won't be going here tomorrow.

Nov 3rd: The river was at 4ft and 49 degree water dirty brown when Jack Cassidy and I fished it this morning. We caught 28 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Nov 2nd: The river was at 5ft when Big O, Steve Parks , the creator of RageTail plastics came for the challenge. Along with Matt and Nissa Wilson, owners of Moaner Hooks we gave the cold muddy river a try. The water temp got up to 49 degrees making it for tough fishing. We fished for 4hrs and caught 10 fish but this trip was more about just having fun with friends and talking about new products coming in the future. We went to a late lunch, had a great time, amd talked about things to come. You all will be happy to see what's coming out next year!

Nov 1st: river still up at 6ft and muddy, no charter.

Oct 29th-31st: Rained very hard on the 29th and the river came up 7ft and muddy. No fishing.

Oct 28th: Fished the morning with Greg Thallsman. The sky was cloudy and the water green stained. We caught 43 fish with 3 walleye and a small northern pike in the mix.

Oct 27th: Fished with Todd and Mike Fetterolf. The sky was partly cloudy and the water light green stain. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleye in the mix.

Oct 26th: Fished again with John Snyder. The sky was overcast with some light rain. The water green stained and 56 degrees. We caught 50 fish with 2 small northern pike in the mix.

Oct 25th: Fished with John Snyder. The sky was sunny and the water green stained and 60 degrees but very low! We caught 52 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Oct 24th: Fished with Bill Kurz and Ed Bardzel. The sky started overcast and light rain and ended with blue skies. The water was green stained and 59 degrees. We caught 66 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix. 

Oct 23rd: Fished with John Snyder and Jeff T. The sky was cloudy and the water was green stained and 59 degrees. We caught 54 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 22nd: Fished with Jeff Crouse and his grandson. The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 58 degrees. We caught 58 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 21st: Fished with Rich Steller this morning with 56 fish caught and 2 walleye in the mix. Then it was off to the Taxidermis to drop off a grouse I shot in Maine and last but not least I installed a pellet stove for my wife at her shop. 

Oct 20th: Fished with Russel Decker and his son Jeff. The sky was sunny, the river low, green and 59 degrees. We caught 97 fish with 4 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 19th: Fished again with Jay and Dirk. Again the sky was sunny and the water green stained and 58 degrees. We caught 71 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Oct 18th: Fished with Jay Murphy and his son Dirk. The sky was sunny and the water low, green stained and 57 degrees. We caught 50 fish today and had a great time!

Oct 17th: It was Doug Denure and his buddy Mike for 6hrs today. They caught 21 fish with 2 walleye in the mix. I didn't fish with them.

Oct 16th: Fished this morning with Barney and Lonnie. The with was 20mph and was getting worse so we called it a day early. We caught 21 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 8-15th: Went up to my good friends at Wilderness Escape Outfitters. Randy and Sharon Flannery are great people! I shot a grouse and caught a 23" smallmouth on a Ragetail Baby Swimmer, plus many more.

Oct 7th: Fished the morning with Jack Rason. The sky was sunny and the river very low and 62 degrees. We caught 54 fish this morning with 3 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 6th: Fished with Gary Conrad today. We caught 67 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 5th: Did a TV show for "Wild Pennsylvania w/Alan Probst" we fished just 3 hours in the evening, Alan filmed and I hosted. Fun time!

Oct 4th: Fished with Dan West and Wayne George from Delaware. The sky was sunny, the river very low, and the water green stained and 62 degrees. We caught 68 bass and 2 walleyes.

Oct 3rd: came back and fished with Rick Richards for 3 hrs. We caught 32 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Oct 3rd. Fished with Deborah Lamoreaux and her daughter April for 6hrs. The sky came out sunny and the water dark green and 63 degrees. We caught 28 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.April caught the most and the walleye, her first and Deborah caught the biggest bass of the day. They did great!

Oct 2nd: Fished with Kevin Readinger and Andy Doyle. The sky was bright sun and the water 65 and dark green. Water gauge was 0ft! We caught 41 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Oct 1st: Fished with Bill and Mary Salerno. The day was chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon. The water is very low and dark greem. We caught 65 fish fith 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 30th: Picked up my bear rug in the morning then it was an evening trip with Tom and Jane Riddock. We caught 39 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 29th: No fishing today as it is my wifes birthday and I'm no fool! All kidding aside, we had a great time together today.

Sept 28th: Fished again for 3hrs with Ed Coats and his brother George. Hot day to start with but the bite came around as the day ended. We caught 37 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 28th: Fished with Ed Bardzel and John Snyder. Another bright and hot day but this time we also had wind. The water was dark green and 74 degrees. We caught 121 fish with 2 channel cats and 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 27th: 3hr evening trip with Ed and Dave Coats. We caught 35 fish.

Sept 27th: Fished with Will Cressman and Bob Snyder. The day was bright and hot! 90 degrees, the water was was dark green stained and 77 degrees! We caught 66 fish.

Sept 26th: Evening trip with Randy Groves. The water was 76 degrees! We caught 45 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

Sept 26th: Fished with Chris Collins for a few hours in the morning. We caught 25 fish, Chris caught a big one.

Sept 25th: Fished the evening with Corey Sickler and Ev. Yvonne was along for the ride. We caught 50 fish with Ev catching a big catfish.

Sept 25th: Fished with Larry Snoke and his son. The sky was bright and hot, the water dark green and 76 degrees. We caught 45 fish.

Sept 24th: No show, no call.

Sept 23rd: Came back and fished with Craig and Linda Quackenbush. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleyes and 2 channel cats in the mix.

Sept 23rd: Fished with Jim Hawley and Jeff for 6hrs. Lots of boats today. The sky was bright sun and the water was dark green and 74 degrees. We caught 42 fish with 1 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Sept 22nd: Fished with Shay and Kristian Goodwin for a little over 3hrs. We caught 29 fish. They did great for their first time on a river boat.

Sept 22nd: Fished with Todd Fetterolfs and Gary for 6hrs. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark green and 74 degrees. We caught 52 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 21st: Fished with Frank Carr, his son Anthony and their neighbor for 4hrs. We caught 53 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 21st: Fished with Rob and Bob Gunther for 6hrs. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark green and 73 degrees. We caught 50 fish.

Sept 20th: evening charter with Kevin Kennedy. Kevin caught a few with his fly rod then we switched to jigs in the middle for the bigger fish. The new Rage Tail baby Swimmers did great towards the end.

Sept 20th: Fished the morning with Joe Stevko and his buddy. The sky turned sunny and hot. The water was dark green and 74 degrees. We caught 47 fish with 2 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 19th: Came back for an evening trip with Tom and Sue Rickford. We caught 52 fish but nothing over 14", however we had a great time.

Sept 19th: Morning charter with Mike Werner and Stoney. After a few hours learning the Ned Rig they came alive and caught 48 fish with 12 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 18th: Came back for an evening trip with Marshall and Judy Smith. We caught 45 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 18th: Fished with Harold Showalter and his son Nathan. The day started off foggy then bight sun shine. The water was dark green stained. We caught 62 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 17th: Fished with Bill Salerno and his buddy Sal. The morning was foggy then it turned sunny and hot. The water was green stained and 71 degrees. We caught 62 fish with 1 Northern Pike, 1 walleye, and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Sept 16th: Didn't fish, went to my Aunt and Uncles 70th wedding anniversery.

Sept 15th: Fished for 2 hours with Tom and Mary Lou Austin. We caught 12 fish with Betty Lou catching the big bass.

Sept 15th: Fished with John Snyder and Tim. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water green stained and 69 degrees. We caught 81 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 14th: Participated in the Hunts for Healing fishing outing.

Sept 13th: Fished with Will Cressman and Will Shaffer, the sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 66 degrees. We caught 52 bass, 2 walleye, and 2 channel cats. Mostly on jigs and jerk baits.

Sept 12th: Came back and fished with Steve Holcume for 4 hrs. We caught 29 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 12th: Fished with Dave Valles. We caught 32 fish

Sept 11th: Came back for an evening trip with Jack and Mary Fritsberry. We caught 36 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 11th: Fished with Bob Johnson for a half day. We caught 25 fish.

Sept 10th: Didn't fish today, had a family reunion.

Sept 9th: Fished with Terry and Cody today. We caught 35 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 8th. Fished about 3hrs with Don Lechner and Dale Moyer. We caught 17 fish.

Sept 8th: Fished with Jim Hawley and ? . We caught 30 fish.

Sept 7th: Fished the evening with Jack and Rick Thomas. We caught 34 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 7th. Fished with Tim Hart and Randie Kopkey. We caught 55 fish.

Sept 6th: Came back for a 3hr trip with John and Jerry Repture. WE caught 23 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 6th: Fished with Gary Davis. We caught 37 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Sept 5th. Evening charter with Al Cuevas and his wife.The sky turned overcast and we had a great time fishing top water We caught 21 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

Sept 5th: Fished with Richard Updyke and Jim Kremer. We caught 35 fish.

Sept 4th: Officially Labor Day but most boaters have left to go home. Jack Harvey and I caught 49 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

Sept 2nd & 3rd: no fishing on Labor Day weekend. Too much boat traffic!

Sept 1st: Fished the evening with Ed Schanely and his grandchildren. We caught 27 fish

Sept 1st: Fished the morning with Gary Conrad and his son. We caught 38 fish with a big carp in the mix.

Aug 31st: Fished the evening with Todd Smith. We caught 25 fish.

Aug 31st: Fished the Morning with Chris O'Neil. We caught 47 fish.

Aug 30th: Fished the evening with Chris O'Neil. We caught 20 fish

Aug 30th: Fished the morning with Bob Worden and Gino. We caught 42 fish

Aug 29th: Took my cousins, Skip & Gila Dunn out for a fishing trip. We caught 39 fish.

Aug 28th: Took Rich Trobrige and his two grandchildren out for an evening trip. We caught 15 fish, the kids did great!

Aug 28th: Took David Mansfield and party fishing for a half day. We caught 45 fish.

Aug 27th: Fished with Rich Rodack & his son. The sky was mostly sunny and the water green stained. We caught 43 fish.

Aug 26th: Fished with George and Tom Rickles. The sky was partly sunny and the water green stained. We caught 65 fish with 1 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Aug 25th: Fished with Travis Leister and Tate for 3hrs. We caught 21 fish.

Aug 25th: Fished with Kevin Pope and his son for 6hrs. The sky was sunny and the water 74 degrees and green stained. We caught 36 fish with 3 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 23 & 24: My truck is at the auto mechanics getting inspected, big $. Went and took the opportunity to get a hair cut. Won't get another chance until Nov.

Aug 22nd: Full day trip with Randy Fritzinger and Tom Mayer. The sky was mostly sunny and the water got up to 75 degrees. We caught 84 fish with 3 walleyes and 2 rock bass in the mix.

Aug 21st: Came back for an evening trip with Sam Greason and Roger Lopez. We caught 59 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Aug 21st Fished the morning with John Snyder, his daughter Jenna, and grandson Doug. The sky was mostly sunny and the water was green stained and 75 degrees. They caught 32 with young Doug catching his personal best smallmouth and big fish of the day!

Aug 20th: Half day charter with Frank Rueford  and his son Kevin. The sky was partly sunny and the water green stained and 75 degrees. We caught 67 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 19th: No fishing today, scheduled work at home the to my high school reunion.

Aug 18th: The first charter cancelled because they had to head home, the second charter rescheduled because of risking getting in a thunder storm and a last minute charter never showed! Such is the life of a fishing guide!

Aug 17th: Fished for 5 hrs with Jarred Turner and his wife Danniel. We caught 51 fish.

Aug 17th: Fished with Dave Molinaro and his son Matt. The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 75 degrees. We caught 65 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Aug 16th: came back for a 4hr charter with George Harrington and his wife Sylvia. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 16th: Fished with Brothers, Mark and Jeff Dice for a half day. The sky turned sunny and the water was green stained and 75 degrees. We caught 54 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

Aug 15th: Fished with Tom Robins and Linwood Myers today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water green stained and 74 degrees. We caught 68 fish today.

 Aug 14th: fished with Ryan Kissell and ? for 6hrs,We caught 54 fish.

Aug 14th: Fished with John Cambridge and his son Jerry for 6hrs.. The sky was partly cloudy and the water turning green stained and 74 degrees. We caught 72 fish with 1 walleye and 2 rock bass in the mix. 

Aug 13th: Fished with Phil Gunning and Ron Arther today. The sky was partley cloudy and the water 73 degrees. We caught 101 fish today with 3 walleyes in the mix. On Adams cranks, LD Spinner Baits rigged with a Rage Baby Craw , and Ned Rigs.

Aug 12th: Fished with Tom Reagon foe a half day. We caught 65 fish with 1 walleye and 1 channel cat in the mix.

Aug 11th: Evening trip with Kevin Readinger and his buddy. We caught 38 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

Aug 11th: Fished with Tony Benedict and his family. It was a tough bite but we caught 35 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix

Aug 10th: Fished with Don Chlebowski and his buddy. Don had his fly rod and it was a tough bite. We caught 41 fish.

Aug 10th: Fished with newcommers, Tristian Cox and his buddies. they caught 22 fish and had a great time! 

Aug 9th: Fished with Ed Bardzel and Adam LaMey. The sky was sunny and the water 72 degrees. We caught 104 fish with 4 walleyes and 2 channel cats in the mix. Ned rigs, Rage Baby Craws,and Adams Cranks caught the fish.

Aug 8th: Fished with Mike and John Yakubik. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 71 degrees. We caught 112 fish with 2 channel cats in the mix.

Aug 7th: Went up to Snake Creek Marine to get my truck cover fixed then to the river to fish with Jack and Natally Rights. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 70 degrees. We caught 62 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

Aug 6th: Fished a 3hr- 4hr trip with George, Grace, and Haley. We caught 20 fish with Grace catching her first smallmouth.

Aug 5th: Fished with Dave Pcola and Don. for a half day. We caught 52 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

Aug 4th: Fished with Steve Cooper and - for 4 hrs. We caught 20 fish

Aug 4th: Fished with Shamus, John, and Aden Smith for a half day. The sky was partly cloudy and we caught 33 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

Aug 3rd: Fished with greg and Don Winfield. The sky was partly cloudy any and the water was dark stained and 70 degrees. We caught 71 fish with 2 channel cats and 3 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 2nd: Fished with Mike Race and Marry Anderson. The sky was overcast and the water dark Stained and 70 degrees. We caught 59 fish with 1 channel cat and 2 walleyes in the mix.

Aug 1st: Went to the gym and then Had my semi-annual Doc visit today. Everything was good to excellent, lost another 8lbs. Good for another 6 months.

July 22nd-23rd: Didn't fish, caught up on Honey Do List.

July 21st. Went to the gym, river is still muddy but fished a while with a buddy. We caught 34 fish with 2 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

July 20th: Fished with Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures and my buddy Ed.We caught 46 fish on Adams cranks and Rage Craws.

July 19th: Got some blood work done before my semi annual doc visit. Then mowed moms lawn and fished at my pond when I was done. I caught 27 large mouth bass, but nothing big.

July 18th: River still high and muddy so after the gym I stopped by and got a little more work done on my tat. Stopped on the way home and caught 24 fish on Adams Dirty Water Devils and Rage Craws.

July 17th: Rescheduled our fishing charter because of high muddy water but we fished just to see if we could catch a fish. We caught 29 fish fith 3 channel cats in the mix.

July 16th: Filmed at the house for what I hope is the final for the buffalo Western Plains to Eastern Waters DVD.

July 15th: Fished with Dave Pcola and his grandson Nathan. The sky was overcast and the river had come up 2ft and was muddy. We caught 6 fish and lucky we got even that!

July 14th: Had a great time fishing with Lori Parsons and Jamie Barhour today. the sky was mostly cloudy and the water 74 degrees and dark stained. We caught 70 fish today !

July 13th: Had a fun morning with Matt and Nissa Wilson of Moaner Hooks. My wife Eileen came along also for this one. This was our annual "Business Meeting" We caught 20 fish in the morning and got off the river before the rain storm hit us. Always fun with those two.

July 12th. Had an evening charter with Richard Updyke and his wife Cindy. Starting right out we sat in a hard rain but Richard caught some big fish during it. We ended up with 23 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

July 12th: Fished with John Cuilwik and his daughter. We caught 30 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. Mostly on Adams Cranks.

July 11th: Fished with Jerry and Frank Odessa.The sky was partly cloudy and the water was dark stained and 74 degrees. We caught 78 fish with 2 walleyes and 2 rock bass in the mix.

July 10th: Had a 6hr afternoon trip with John and Jerry Richardson. Water warmed up to 75 degrees and green stained. We caught 73 fish with 3 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 10th: fished for 4hrs in the morning with Mike Evans. Beautiful day! We were done at 10AM. We caught 31 fish with 1 nice walleye in the mix.

July 9th: Fished with Chris Tanner and Brittney Dimeglio. The sky was semi cloudy and the water stained. We caught 71 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

July 8th: No fishing, went to my nieces wedding.

July 7th: Fished with Scott Leeper. The sky was partly cloudy and the water a dark stain. We caught 55 fish with 2 channel cats and 2 walleyes in the mix.

July 6th: Came back and fished with Mark and David Rextone. We caught 51 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

July 6th: Fished with Gary Ockenhouse and his son. We caught 62 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 5th: came back and fished with Tom and Jack Wingate. We caught 65 fish with 2 channel cats and 2 walleyes in the mix.

July 5th: Fished with Tony Benedict and his 2 young sons. We caught 45 fish with 1 channel cat and 1 walleye in the mix.

July 4th: Free fishing day in Pa. Didn't fish, too many crazy people on thee river to book a client.

July 3rd: Fished with Matt Creyer & _. The sky was overcast and the water dirty brown turning to mud. We caught 43 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

July 1st & 2nd: Didn't fish, too crazy on the river!

June 30th: The rain storm held us off but we did get in about 4hrs with Ryan Krnger and his 11yr old daughter Brooke. We caught 22 fish.

June 29th; Fished with George Brodhead and his grandsons for a few hours. We caught 22 fish with a northern pike in the mix.

June 29th: Did some filming today for my buffalo DVD with Adam LaMey of Adams Custom Lures. Everything had a buffalo hair tail on it and we did great! I caught a small musky on film and Adam caught some really nice bass on his crank baits with the buffalo tail. We caught over 40 fish total and then did some filming with the drone.

June 28th: Fished with Mike Parks, his daughter Lucy and Nate. We caught 40 fish with 2 channel cats in the mix.

June 28th.Fished again with Ken and Mike. We caught 63 fish with 3 rock bass in the mix.

June 27th: A quick 3hr trip with Ken Lines and Mike Werst. We caught 18fish

June 27th: Fished for 6hrs with George Caccavale and Derrik. We caught 72 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 26th: Had a fun afternoon with Chris Pack and Deb. The cold from went through and the wind picked up so fishing was tough. We caught 20 fish with 2 rock bass and 1 big channel cat.

June 26th: Took out Todd and Sue Shaffer. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 73 degrees. They caught 32 fish.

June 25th: Came back for a 4 hr evening charter with Ray Chilson. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleye and 1 rock bass in the mix.

June 25th: Took Doug DeNure with his 2 adult grandsons, Dan and Jessie fishing. The sky was partly cloudy and the water stained and 73 degrees. They caught 55 fish with 2 walleye, 3 rock bass and one channel cat in the mix.

June 24th: Fished with Lioyd Vought today. The sky was partly cloudy and the water dark brown. We caught 50 fish with 1 northern pike in the mix.

June 23rd: didn't fish, too many thunder storms to dodge. Worked on the wifes "Honey -do list.

June 22nd:Came back and fished with Rick and Tom Stanhower. We caught 49 fish with 3 rock bass and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 22nd: Fished with Todd and Mike Fetterolf. The sky was semi cloudy with the water dark stained and 71 degrees. We caught 57 fish with 3 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 21st: Fished with Larry Snoke, and his 90 year old brother Carroll along with their friend Gary. We caught 20 fish. 

June 21st: Fished with Al and Jerry Permuto.The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark stained and 71 degrees. We caught 40 fish with 2 channel cats and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 20th: Fished with Al and Gary. The sky was mostly sunny and the water dark stained. We caught 47 fish with 1 channel cat and 3 rock bass in the mix.

June 19th: Fished with Dave Molinaro, we caught 19 fish with 2 rock bass in the mix

June 19th: Fished with Josh and Sylvia Regan. The sky was cloudy and the water dark stained and 72 degrees. We caught 45 fish with 2 walleyes and 1 channel cat in the mix.

June 18th: Happy Fathers Day! Fished with some locals, Frank,Anthony and James. The sky was mostly cloudy and the water dark stained and 72 degrees. We caught 22 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. Mostly on Adams Custom Cranks and jigs.

June 17th: Came back and fished with Roger and Sue Cranberry. We caught 36 fish with 1 channel cat, 2 rock bass and 1 walleye in the mix.

June 17th: Fished with Jonh Yaswinski and John Jasson. The sky was partly sunny and the water stained and 72 degrees. We caught 33 fish with 1 channel cat in the mix. 

June 16th: Fished with Gene Herninko and his buddy Bill. The sky was cloudy and the water stained and 72 degrees. The guys caught 54 fish with 2 channel cats, and 4 rock bass in the mix. On Adams Cranks, in-line spinners, and ned rigs.

June 15th: Fished with Jim Kremer and Jay. We caught 42 fish with many big fish in the mix including 1, 40", 42lb carp, 2 northern pike, 1 walleye, 4 rock bass, and 2 bluegills in the mix. The Adams Crank dominated the  catch tonight!

June 15th: Fished with Larry O'Conner and his daughter Natalie. The sky was cloudy and the water stained and 72 degrees. We caught 62 fish with 1 northern pike, 1 channel cat, and 5 rock bass in the mix. Ned rig and Adams Cranks caught the fish.

June 14th: Day off so did some drone filming on the river today. Lots of fun with my Son.

June 13th: Fished with Randy and John again today. The sky was clear, sunny, and hot,90 degrees. The water was dark stained and 74 degrees. I don't think the fish like the bright hot sun anymore than we did because we landed 47 fish with 1 channel cat, 1 walleye, 4 rock bass and a sucker in the mix. We lost over 20 fish! LOL. Small teaser tubes and Adams Custom Cranks caught the fish.

June 12th: Evening charter with Randy Emerick and Jihn Houdock. We caught 32 fish with 3 rock bass in the mix.

June 12th: Went up to Snake Creek Marine and they found the problem, there was corrosion on one of the positive battery cables and it was replaced.

June 11th: Fished with the clients a very short while , caught 8 fish and the trolling motor quit again with the second motor, something other wrong!

June 10th: Second clients came out and the power switch on my trolling motor broke before we got started so I anchored one place and the caught 13 fish in 2 hrs. They get to reschedule because I couldn't give them the trip I wanted to. Went to my warehouse and put my spare motor on before going home. Took about 5 minutes. 54 fish in that chocolate water was good.

June 10th: Fished with Andy Kuzma and his son Drew. The sky was semi cloudy and the river fast, dirty brown and 63 degrees. We caught 41 fish with 1 channel cat and 4 rock bass in the mix.

June 9th: River was too high and muddy for clients however myself and Ed Bardzel went out to test the river to see if we could catch a fish. We caught 25 fish with 1 channel cat and 4 rock bass in the mix on black teaser tubes and black Rage Menace rigged on a Moaner Predator jig.

June 8th: No fishing today as I contacted my charters and told them the river wasn't good enough to fish. So it's mowing lawns for me today.

June 7th: My clients drove in and stayed the night before so there was no way to warn them for todays water. It came up another 2 ft overnight and dark brown mud. I told the guys I would take them out but there wouldn't be any charge. We stayed out 3hrs and the water came up yet another foot. I caught 1 fish so we didn't get skunked but that was it so we called it a day to reschedule. 

June 6th: It rained last night turning the river a darker stain when I fished with Anthony Noto and his son Anthony. About half way through the trip with 30 fish C&R a storm cell came up with lightning and wind. We were about 6 miles from the access and the radar showed we were going to get hit in the center of it. It was a good thing that my new motor was broke in because I opened up that 250hp Merc to 50mph and beat the storm to the access. Got the clients to their car and it hit us! Hard rain and lightning. Said our quick goodbys and I waited until it slowed down before trying to take out the boat. When I got in it there was about 3" of water in the bottom and the auto bilge was working overtime.

June 5th: Fished with Don and Dan Chlebowski today. It was a great day, the rain went around us and the fish were biting. The water was stained and 62 degrees. The guys were using their fly rods and did great with 72 fish caught  with 5 suckers, 2 rock bass, and 2 bluegills in the mix.I picked up my baitcaster and caught a dozen with the Adams crank in the afternoon.

June 4th: Fished with Jim De Angelo. Rained all day, water was stained and 61 degrees. We caught 85 fish with 2 walleye, 1 rock bass, and 1 sucker in the mix. 20 were on the Rage Baby Craw rigged on a Moaner Predator jig and 65 were caught on an Adams Custom Lures crank bait in the Dirty Water Devil pattern.

June 3rd: Came back for a 4hr evening trip with Bill Rockford. We caught 43 fish with 2 walleyes in the mix on Adams cranks and Rage Baby craws.

June 3rd: Fished with Mike Stanewich and Mark. The sky was sunny and the water dark stained and 62 degrees. The morning started off slow then we switched over to the Adams Custom Lures crank bait and the bite was on! We caught 61 fish with 6 walleyes and 1 rock bass in the mix and all but 3 were caught on the Adams crank in the Dirty Water Devil pattern.

June 2nd: Fished a 4hr evening trip with Steve Okula. We caught 25 fish with 1 walleye in the mix.

June 2nd: Fished the morning with Dave Pchola and his grandson Nathan. The sky was mostly sunny and the water was dark stained and 62 degrees. We caught 46 fish with 1 walleye in the mix..

June 1st: Finished up a 3hr trip with Susan Hyde . We caught 17 fish. So that ended me up with 73 total for the day in adverse conditions. Way to go folks!

June 1st:Fished with Jeff and Denise Crouse today. The sky was partly sunny, very windy, and the river was high, fast, and dirty. water temp was 62 degrees. We caught 56 fish today with 1 rock bass in the mix.

May 31st: Happy Birthday to me. Fished with Joe Weibley and his dad Jim. The sky was partly cloudy and the river was on the rise and brown. We caught 60 fish with 2 walleyes and 3 rock bass in the mix. I caught a nice 21" smallie, happy birthday to me.

May 30th: Hit the gym then met Susan and Bill Hyde to fish. We fished for 3 hrs before the thunder got too close. Caught 21 fish with 5 rockies in the mix.

May 29th: Memorial Day. Thank you to all the veterans that gave their all so we can be free!

May 28th: Took the day off to take flowers to all my relatives grave sites for memorial day. Mowed moms lawn and trimmed my sons hedge.

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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