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Welcome to Al's Susquehanna Guide Service

Come fish for, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Catfish, Walleye and Stripers on the Susquehanna River and Lake Wallenpaupack.

Susquehanna River Smallmouth

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How we catch them

Susquehanna Smallmouth are very eager to chase a moving bait not usually requiring much finesse fishing.  We use Spinnerbaits from # Sick Custom Baits. Crankbaits from #Rapala and most topwater from #Strike King Our bottom baits include #TackleHd #FittPremiumBaits and #OnTheSpotBaits along with others from time to time. Come and spend a day on the water with us and we will show you how to work these quality baits.

Channel Catfish Fishing

Catfish Crazy Special

After a long cold winter as soon as the water begins to warm the Susquehanna Catfish go on a feeding frenzy. This is one of the best catfish bites of the year. This is also the time to catch some of the biggest of the season. Fishing for these River Monsters this time of the year is pretty straight forward we will fish feeding areas near their wintering holes. when it comes to bait cut bait seems to do the trick but prepared baits also work at times. These trips are fun for all ages just dress warm. These trips will run 4 to 5 hours all rods reels and bait will be provided. Give me a call and try it you will remember this adventure for years to come.

Catfish on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River

Catfish on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River

Susquehanna North Branch and Surrounding Pocono Lakes

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This stretch of the Susquehanna known as the North Branch is characterized by rolling meadows, forests and crop land, set amidst seemingly Endless Mountains. This area is  conveniently located just a few miles from Interstate 81 and easy access to the  northeast extension of the turnpike. We are located less then two hours from the major metropolitan areas making day Trips very easy to do. Last year my clients caught and released over 8000 Smallmouth Bass. 565 Channel Cats and 113 Walleye. The river flow was good all year so my clients seen a lot of action. We mainly fish the Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wyoming county area of the North Branch  but have fished from the New York state line south to Harrisburg. If you wish to fish a different area I will do my best to accommodate your wishes. We also Fish several lakes in the Poconos including a private lave in Wayne county that offers Largemouth up to 8 pound. Also very good Pickeral and Calico Fishing. 

Poconos and surrounding areas

We are located in the Pocono Region of NEPA in the Clarks Summit area. We will meet at the Falls PFBC Access located just a few miles from interstate 81 and the Northeast Extension of the Turnpike. If the rest of your family wishes not to fish there are endless  recreational activities in the area. Catch a RailRiders baseball game, this is the Yankees AAA farm team. Montage mountain water park also right there. Camelback water park in Tannersville along with Great Wolf Lodge also the Kalahari resort is near. If you wish to try your hand at one of the area casinos they are also close by. Mohegan Sun and Mount Airy casino  are both within 30 minutes drive. There are also endless camping opportunities available at the many state parks. If biking is your thing there are many miles of mountain bike trails in the area. So if some of your family wishes not to fish they should be able to find something to do. 

Multi species opportunity

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I will make your trip work for you weather we are fishing one of the local Pocono lakes or the mighty Susquehanna River. There are usually several patterns going on so I can usually show you several ways to catch fish. I realize not everyone wants to "cast for bass" all day so I offer Catfish trips as more laid back relaxing adventure. Catfish trips are a favorite for the young angler or those who just wants to catch big fish. Walleye fishing is also another option the best months being November and December. These are just a couple more options of what I offer. I have also gained access to a very good Pocono fishing lake. It is primarily a shallow weed-stump filled jewel. Last year Largemouth to 8 pounds were caught and release. This lake also offers outstanding Calico and Pickerel fishing.

Beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack

Lake Wallenpaupack Stripers

Here is a true giant while being guided by Captin Mike Salamon.

lake Wallenpaupack is home to some truly beautiful Striper. Five to Ten pound fish are fairly common with an ocassional Twenty pounder showing up. May and June are the hot times for these Lake Monster. 

Lake Wallenpaupack Walleye

A beautiful Walleye caught while on a charter with Captain Mike Salamon.

Lake Wallenpaupack is home to some Very Large Walleye. Fish up to fifteen pounds have been caught with fish up to ten pounds fairly common. Most of these charters will take place during the evening. 

Lake Wallenpaupack Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass

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lake Wallenpaupack holds some very large Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. At times the mighty Susquehanna River is unfishable due to excessive rain and snow melt, Wallenpaupack offers a very good option to get out and enjoy your day. The Lake holds a very good population of quality bass and a day on the lake will lead to a memorable adventure.

Allen Casal your Guide

Your Guide

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I am a lifelong resident of  NEPA  and has been fishing over 50 year. After spending many years on the Bass Tournament Trails I moved to guiding on the Susquehanna River and surrounding Pocono lake. I am a full time guide and spend about 250 days a year on the water. I am very knowledgeable on the latest techniques and lures. I will show you the latest techniques and review the basics to efficiently utilize your time. I understand not everyone wants to throw crankbaits or jerkbaits all day there are usually several patterns going on so I can usually accommodate other techniques you would rather try. l also have several other guides available so larger groups  requiring more than one boat are welcome. All skill levels are also welcome.  We will make whatever adjustments needed to make your trip a enjoyable and memorable experience.



Running The River in a RiverPro

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Those new to running the shallow water of the Susquehanna will be amazed how shallow a LoPro can run. My RiverPro was designed by Kevin Turner he is a lifelong river boat builder from Hillsboro Missouri. RiverPro is widely regarded as the flattest running best handling river boat available. Powered by a 200 hp Mercury sportjet we can achieve speeds of 50 mph. Also equipped with heavy duty skid plates and a .190 hull thickness we can literally go anywhere. You will never hear me worry about how shallow the water is we can go there! Another plus of a fast boat is we spend more time fishing then running to spots. Spend a day with me and you will see what I mean.

What to bring and policy

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All Bass will be released in order to maintain this world class fishery. Catfish and walleye under 21 inches may be kept. I can accommodate two adults or one adult and two kids. I have other boats available if other anglers wish to come along. You must have your PA Fishing License with you and displayed no exceptions. You will need to bring your rain gear hopefully you won’t need it but you never know. Bring enough warm clothes I have ample storage for extra gear. Sunglasses are a must not only to see the structure but also for eye protection. If you choose to use my equipment you will be using very high quality Denali Kovert Rods paired with either Lews or Shimano Reels each one of these outfits cost in excess of $ 300 That being said if you drop one in you will be charged the replacement cost. As always you are welcome to bring your own gear if you wish to.

For 2019 Mike Salamon will be joining me for River Charters

Mike Salamon is offering Susquehanna River and Lake Wallenpaupack charters.

Over the last 25+ years, Mike has fished tournaments, guided for the late Bill Albright, and spent time with family and friends on the water in the northeast. Mike is a USCG veteran and attended classes on boat handling as well as navigation during his service. He has many wins in striped bass and walleye tournaments on Lake Wallenpaupack and has also won his share of black bass tournaments on the lake.      Mike’s "can do" attitude and inspiring personality helps to connect with clients and make for a pleasurable experience for all ages and skill levels. The time Mike has spent on Lake Wallenpaupack at night, ice fishing and in the daytime has enabled him to be very versatile. Mike's number one passion is night fishing for stripers and walleyes using primarily artificial lures. He has that unique ability to find active fish and the know how to make them bite. He uses live bait upon request and can customize a trip to your needs.    If you like scenic sunsets, the excitement of knowing the next fish could be a trophy of a lifetime, or just want to learn new techniques, then Mike is your guide to a memorable experience. 

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For 2019 Ryan Alunni will be joining me for River Charters

Ryan Alunni will be offering Susquehanna River and Lake Charters

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Ryan has 20 years of experience fishing tournaments and providing guided fishing trips.  Ryan is a lifetime resident of Northeast Pennsylvania and has spent countless hours on local waters with; friends, family, and clients.  A student of bass fishing, Ryan enjoys reading about new techniques and rigging methods for bass fishing.  An avid tackle maker, Ryan will have you outfitted with hand crafted tackle custom made for the water being fished.  Ryan fishes out of an 18’ jet boat fully rigged with GPS enabled trolling motors, shallow water anchors, and electronics.  Ryan can accommodate novice anglers and experienced anglers alike for a memorable fishing trip.

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Susquehanna River Smallmouth

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Cold Water Smallmouth

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Als Susquehanna guide service

101 Cherry st Dunmore Pa. 18512

570-241-2211

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