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Welcome to Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
- Come enjoy the Beautiful Susquehanna River, Lake Wallenpaupack and the Finger Lakes. Enjoy some Fantastic Bass Fishing.
I offer a 10% discount to active Military
Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass are very eager to chase a moving bait not usually requiring much finesse fishing. We use only the finest equipment from Lews_fishing. We use Spinnerbaits from Sick Custom Baits. Crankbaits, Topwater and Stick baits from Rapala. Our bottom baits include TackleHd, 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.
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. There is also a good amount of Flatheads in these parts of the River so a true giant is possible. 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.
We also offer Lake fishing on several quality Lakes. One of the semi-private lakes we fish have produced Largemouth up to 7 pounds with nonstop Pickerel and Calico action. Let me know if you would like to try one of these very good waterway.
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Instructional Bass Fishing Trips
Instructional trips will focus more on teaching everything there is to know about a particular technique, fish habits, strategies, and or whatever you want to hone your skills on! We will talk about the situations or conditions you might face and how the fish will react to the baits your are interested in learning about. These trips will usually yield less fish but are a bargain with the knowledge gained. contact me for pricing and package.
Many people ask me how to run a set of rapids or what side of the river to run. Rather then try to remember what someone told you how to run a section of river, book a Instructional session with me I will show you how to read the water so you can safely navigate any stretch of river. This is a
priceless service for new jet boaters. This will cut years off your learning curve. Contact me on pricing.
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.
We are located in Wyoming County at the foothills of the Endless Mountains. 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.
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.
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.
CPR: Catch Photo and Release. All Bass will be released in order to maintain this world class fishery. Catfish and walleye under 21 inches may be kept. Capacity: I can accommodate two adults or one adult and two children. That is it there is no exception to this rule. The Susquehanna is a very shallow rocky river weight matters. I have other boats available if other anglers wish to come along. Pa.fishing license: You must have your PA Fishing License with you and displayed no exceptions. Fowl Weather: 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. Equiptment: If you choose to use my equipment you will be using very high quality Denali Kovert Rods paired with Lews 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. Weather and Water: We fish rain or shine as long as there is no Lightning in the area. If we are faced with heavy winds I will make the call. Usually anything over a 20 mph wind will need to be rescheduled. High Water: I understand everyone wants a perfect day with perfect flows, unfortunately that is not river fishing. As long as the Wilkes-Barre gauge is below six feet and not raising we can safely fish the river. If it is above six feet we can fish a lake or reschedule.
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.
Don and myself put the TackleHd Hi-Def Crawfish to the test in these not so perfect conditionds.
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101 Cherry st Dunmore Pa. 18512
09:00 am – 05:00 pm