Welcome To L.D. Guide Service

The Susquehanna River is known for being one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the United States and the North Branch of the river is the best of the best.The fishing, scenery, and wildlife is second to none. It's common for us to to see bald eagles, great blue heron,ducks, geese, song and shore birds along with deer, raccoon, mink, beaver and the occasional fox, bear, and river otter.

Ask about our scenic river tours and bird watching tours!

Come fish with one of the best professional, full time river guides, (7 days a week), that has more river experience and more documented hours on the water than any other guide on the Susquehanna River! I cover over 60 miles of river and can tell you where the fish were yesterday, today, and tomorrow from ice out to ice in.

L.D.Guide Service was started in 1980 and continues today to be one of the best guide service's you can find with the most experience guide and very reasonable rates with a 80% customer return.

Christmas Promotion!

Effective now through December 25th

A great christmas gift is always a fishing charter gift certificate!

They are good for 2 years from the date issued so the gift recipiant can pick their own date from my open date calendar. And are good for up to 2 people.

For 2021 I'm am including my new book,(Legend or Survivor) 41 plus years as a river guide whenever you buy a fishing charter gift certificate.

Just go above and click on shop then gifts.



Big Notice For 2021 Season!

This will be Lance's 41st year as a full time fishing guide on the Susquehanna river, no other guide can say that!

Besides writing a book on his adventures for the last 40 years he is saying thanks by having a huge drawing for any paying customer this season. The winner's, and there will be two, will receive a 4hr fishing charter for two from Lance,an autographed copy of his book(Legend or Survivor), a gift certificate for a custom made LD Guide commemerative fishing rod by Big Dady Rods, Fishing lures from Adams Custom Lures, Ragetail Plastics, DVD from Wilderness Escape. Jigs from Moaner Hooks.

This total prize package is worth over $500.00 each!

How It Works!

Every time a paying customer fishes with Lance, their name goes into a special filmed drawing on December 31st, 2021. If you charter once, you get 1 ticket, if you charter 5 times you will have 5 tickets in the drawing. Get it? You must be over 11yrs old to be elegable.

And all anglers will receive a limited edition commemerative jig spinner from LD Guide Service. 


I am available for fishing seminars during my off season from January until Mid April! I give a 1hr power point presentaition on fishing throughout the seasons. From ice out when the water is cold and clear through the high water muddy season, the hot weather mid season, and the beautiful fall ending up with ice in the winter. I'll show you the lures we use, the best location presentations, and how to properly present those lures like we do in my boat to catch an average of 10K fish per season!.Contact me for my rates on seminars.

YOUR CALLS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME! However during fishing season from Mid March to the end of December I'm usually out with clients on the river and can't talk on the phone. However you could still send me a text at 570-250-1147 or send an e-mail at lance@ldguideservice.com and I could answer you during the day. If you wish to talk to me at 570-250-1147, I get home usually at 8:00PM and hit the bed at 9:00PM. I can take your calls or call you back at that time. Thanks for understanding.

Witnessed and confirmed catches for the last 15years:

2020 - 8,698 fish, Governor wouldn't let me start until May 1st!

2019- 9,846 fish, taking time off to go to Maine fishing now. Wanna go?

2018 - 7,286 fish, The worst and wettest river conditions I've experienced in 38 years of guiding

2017 - 10,017 fish

2016 - 10,345 fish

2015 - 7,612 fish, another non traditional season, tough water conditions

2014-  8,367 fish, a non traditional season. Muddy water up until July but we still caught fish!

2013 - 10,017 fish 

2012 - 10,301 fish. 

2011 -   8,250 fish * Wettest season in Pa History! High waters, floods and mud most of the season.

2010 - 11,048 fish

2009 - 11,920 fish

2008 - 13,140 fish

2007 - 11,873 fish

2006 - 10,358 fish

Total - 149,088 fish * 15yr Average 9,939 fish /season

One Experienced Guide - One Boat !

Please take the time to explore my website to see what all my guide service has to offer. I look forward to fishing with you.

Good fishing,

The #1 question I hear from new anglers is "When is the best time to come to fish": The answer is between April 1st and Dec 1st. Whenever you can make it. WE WILL CATCH FISH or reschedule a free charter! (applies to adults only)

Check out my 6hr cold water specials in March and December at $200.00 for 2 people!!!!!!!

*Please note! Longer or shorter hours than the 6hr special will be at the regular yearly rates.

Take a look at this: www.youtube.com/Menschy333 -----A short video of a trip we did in November,  we still catch quality fish in cold water! Give it a try!

Want to learn how to catch river fish and be entertained at the same time? Check out my DVD's for sale! Just go to "Shop" up above, click on "Gifts and video's" then select the one for you!

Winter shows where I'll be at for 2022

January 21 through the 23rd - I'll be with the Adams Custom Lures booth at the Ohio show

January 27th through the 30th - I'll have my own booth at the Early Bird Expo in Bloomsburg PA.

Febuary 18th through the 20th - I'll be with the Adams Custom Lures booth at the Philly show in Oaks PA.




Logend Or Survivor BookOrder Lance's new book, Legend Or Survivor "I've Seen It All" from the book shop page.

276 pages, 90 full color photos

Limited Edition Hardcover: $44.95
Paperback: $22.99






Order Legend Or Survivor by Lance Dunham here

Susquehanna River Conditions

Want to know if we can fish? Click on River Conditions, if the depth gauge is 6 ft or less, I can find us some fish to catch and I don't care if it's muddy.

Come and join L.D. Guide Service/Lance Dunham now on Facebook. I check it twice a day. A great way to keep in touch.

DVDs available from Lance Dunham Productions

Summer Fishing with Crankbaits: Featuring Adam's Custom Lures

Wings To Water

Extreme Summer Fishing