Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Kayak Fishing Book by Jon Shein

Veteran kayak angler Jon Shein has recently released his new book, Kayak Fishing. The book is a great resource for both expert and new kayak anglers. It covers all the vital aspects of utilizing these versitle platforms for fishing, from the right kayak to purchase, to the proper way to rig and fish. Check it out...

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Susquehanna Fly and Spin Guide Service Fishing Report for The Susquehanna River: Last Week of March 2010

The River has been fluctuating up and down with recent rains and in between we have had some great fishing. This evening we had 6 smallmouths between 14"-18" up to 4lbs. and a Susky Musky to the boat all on Fly! Now through the rest of spring will be prime times to get your trophy smallmouth on the end of your line and maybe even a Musky. Give me a call and I'l get you to them! The Carp will be also soon be coming out of their sluggish slow moving state and ready to eat a Fly! So Get bent and sling some string this spring with us! Tight Lines, Guide Steve Hancock!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 Fly Fishing Film Festival World Tour and Expo

Sponsored by the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team partnered with National Trout Unlimited

Date: Friday, May 7, 2010; 11:00 am / Friday, May 7, 2010; 7:00 pm

Cost: $10* (Expo at 11am is free)
Age Restriction: All Ages

The United States Youth Fly Fishing Team, partnering with National Trout Unlimited, is honored to host the 2010 Fly Fishing Film World Tour in State College, PA on the 7th of May.

The 2010 Fly Fishing Film World Tour focuses on action, adventure, excitement, humor and lifestyle. We will take you on the journey to see what it takes to be truly committed, or insane, by those who capture the new revolution of fly fishing adventures on film.

Featuring films from both hemispheres, this Fly Fishing Film Tour includes exclusive and spectacular footage from Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, Montana, South Carolina, Idaho, Florida, Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico. We are almost certain you will experience a twitching of nerves in your casting arm.

This event will seriously rock your fishing world, inspire you to live beyond your most amazing fishing dreams, and surely get you pumped for the 2010 season ahead that is just around the corner. The date to reserve is May 7, at the State Theatre in State College, PA. The State Theatre is a stunning intimate venue that will feature fly-casters, fly-tiers, tackle manufacturers, authors, artists, intro films all day, and representatives that will converge on the city with a sure cure for the post winter blues and increase your fly fishing fever. Adding to your excitement will be raffles, swag, gear auctions and a chance to win a fly fishing trip of a lifetime for two.

The Fly Fishing Expo opens at 11 am featuring; E. Hille Co., Feathered Hook, FlyFishers Paradise, Hardy and Greys of North America, Orvis, Ross Reels, St. Croix Rod Co., TCO Fly Shop, Performance Flies & DOHIKU, Joe Humphreys, Dave Rothrock, Bobby Clouser, Eric Stroup, Lance Wilt, Mike Heck, Loren Williams, Kurt Finlayson, Brian Kimmel, George Daniel and other industry greats who will be displaying, merchandising and talking about the latest there is to offer and where to find the greatest fishing.

Joe Humphreys will personally present “Romancing the Trout” in the afternoon and Bobby Clouser will be tying flies with the official United States Youth Fly Fishing Team. The USA Youth Fly Fishing Team will be representing our country in the World Youth Championships in Slovakia and South Africa this July.

The Big Screen Fly Fishing Tour Film is at 7pm sharp.
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* box office fee included

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NEW Susquehanna Fishing Magazine Website!!!

Susquehanna Fishing Magazine would like to announce the unveiling of their new interactive website:

This new format allows visitors to directly download the most recent edition of the magazine, as well as find local pick-up locations for the publication, and advertising information.

Susquehanna River Fly and Spin Fishing Report for March 6, 2010

With the temps in the 50's to 60's over the weekend it was tough not being out on the water as I was in a show booth In New York and also At Gander Mountain promoting Susquehanna Fly and Spin Guide Service over the weekend. I still managed to sneak out by myself this Monday afternoon for a couple hours of fly fishing and was able to do what I like best which is sling some string for smallmouth bass. They were willing to take a fly with the right presntation and patience. If you are and a diehard flyrodder or a spring fevered spin fisherman give me a call and I'll get you to the fish. For those of you wanting to get out for the early spring and spring bite, call soon for available dates as they filling up fast! --------Tight Lines Everyone!--------<*)}}}}}><

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Filmed at the Suffern, NY World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition on March 7, 2010. Susquehanna Fishing Magazine Pro Staffers Mike Barton, Steve Hancock, Hank Hewitt, Dan Hubbard, and John Oast.

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Monday, March 8, 2010


Hi Gang,

The river was at 4.2 with 18,300CF of flow and 46 degrees at the beginning of the week and at the end of the week we had 4.4 with 21,000CF of flow and 30.8 degrees. The BP was 30.55 and steady.

1. Trip #1 – Guide Scouting Trip - This was on Monday and we fished from 9:00 – 4:30 PM and we and we boated 31 Smallmouth. The largest was 22.50” and we caught it on a stickbait. We caught them on soft plastics, hair jigs and stickbaits. We had 4.2 – Steady – Clear – 18,000CF and 42 degrees. It was sunny, cool and breezy with a BP of 30.15 and Steady.

2. Trip #2 – Guide Scouting Trip – This was on Tuesday and we fished from 12:30– 4:30 PM and we boated 26 Fall Fish and 3 Bass. The largest was 18’” and we caught it on a Craw Papi. We caught them all on soft plastics. We had 4.2 – Steady – 18,200 CF – 40-41.6 degrees. It was cloudy and cold with a BP of 30.15 and Falling.

3. Trip #3 – Guide Scouting Trip – This was on Tuesday and we fished from 2:30 – 5:30 and we boated 30 Walleye and 1 Bass. The largest Walleye was 18” and the largest bass was 17”. We caught them on soft plastics and jig & minnow. The largest walleye came on a grub. We had the same conditions as listed above.

4. Trip #4 – Guide Scouting Trip – This was on Thursday and we fished from 4:15 – 5:45 and we boated 6 Smallmouth and the largest was 15”. We caught them all on soft plastics. We had 4.3 – Steady -20,600CF – 40.5 degrees. It was cloudy and windy with a BP of 30.00 and

5. Trip #5 – Guide Scouting Trip – This was on Friday and we fished from 3:15 – 6:15 and we boated 24 Walleye. The largest was 15.5” and we only had two keepers. We caught them on soft plastics and jig/minnow. We had 4.4 – Steady – 21,000CF – 41 degrees. It was cold and windy with a BP of 30.30 and rising.

6. Trip #7 – Guide Scouting Trip – This was Saturday and we fished from 7:00 – 9:30 and we boated 7 Smallmouth. The largest was 17” and we caught them all on soft plastics. We had 4.4 – Steady - 21,000CF – 38.4 degrees. It was windy and cold and we had a BP of 30.55 and steady.

7. Trip #8 – Guide Trip – This was on Saturday morning and we fished from 6:00 – 11:30 and we boated 5 bass and 7 walleye. The larges bass was 19.5” and the largest walleye was 15.5”. We caught them on soft plastics and jig/minnow. We had the same conditions as above.

8. Trip #9 – Guide Trip – This was on Saturday evening and we fished from 3:30 – 6:00
and we boated 1 bass and 7 walleye. The bass was 13” and the largest walleye was 16.5”. We caught them on soft plastics and jig/minnow. We had the same conditions as above.

9. We had plenty of Walleye when we pre-fished for them but on Saturday they did not cooperate as well. Was it due to the water temperature drop? I doubt it as this does not normally effect the Walleye as much as bass. Was it because of the excessive boat pressure? Quite possibly but that is something we can’t control.

10. Thanks to those of you who came out to see us at the BPS Spring Classic. I will be at the Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic as follows: 2/26 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2/28 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
3/6 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3/7 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

11. Now would be a great time to book a Smallmouth Trip if you are looking to land big fish. The fish are coming out of the winter blues and as the water continues to warm there metabolism will increase.

12. I hope to see you at the BPS Spring Classic.


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Regional Fishing Update from Lance Dunham...

Sure, it's a little chilly at times, and we're not catching big numbers in the cold water of 37 to 38 degrees, but if you're dressed right, we are catching some big fish and it's great to be back on the water after a long cold winter. These photos were from February 28th and March 5th. The bass are biting now if you know where to go and what to do. In a week it will be great!

Just a shameless reminder that I have a 6hr "cold water" charter for $155.00 up to two anglers until April 10th. I have a few days left on the "Open Dates" calender on my website at

Good Fishing!


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Friday, March 5, 2010

March Issue of Susquehanna Fishing Magazine Out Today!

The March 2010 issue of Susquehanna Fishing Magazine will be out this afternoon. This month's articles include A Guide’s Guide to Proper Boating Etiquette, Carp the Freshwater Bone Fish, Rigging a Kayak for Fishing, River Jigs are Bass Candy, The Fish of 10,000 Casts, The Unicorn, Signs of Life, and Cold Water Fishing on the North Branch.

Stop by your local outdoor retailer for a copy. If they don't already have Susquehanna Fishing Magazine, ask them to contact us for free copies.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Susquehanna River Fishing Report For Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

March 3, 2010 Susquehanna River Fly and Spin Fishing Trip Report:

Today's angler from North Carolina had a chance to boat a couple decent fish ranging from 14"-17", as well as a couple walleye which eluded us, but were lipping our baits leaving behind their toothy impressions. Other anglers reported no fish or much of the same, slow fishing and a quick biting period then shutting off. Some days you get the fish and some days the fish get you. Thats Fishing! With warming temps coming over the weekend, fishing should improve and yeild higher numbers of fish. We'll be out over the weekend taking advantage of the warmer temps. Check back with us for more fishing reports! Tight Lines everyone-------<*)}}}}}><

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Visit the Susquehanna Fishing Magazine Pro Staff at the World Fishing and Outdoor Exposition

The Susquehanna Fishing Magazine pro staff will be at the World Fishing and Outdoor Exposition in Suffern, New York from Thursday through Sunday of this week. Stop by, grab a free copy of the magazine, and say hello.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kayak Kevin's "Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay" DVD

This past week "Kayak Kevin" Whitley and his band of hard-core kayak fishing brethren released their newest project, Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay, on DVD. Immediately upon getting the package I noticed the professional production of the video. Not only is the video well packaged, it is also an outstanding resource for anyone fishing the tidal Chesapeake Bay, or anyone simply having an interest in kayak fishing. While Kevin is a close friend and an Ocean Kayak teammate, my extremely positive review of this video is not influenced by any biases. This is truly a well edited and produced piece of work. It highlights the popular species which regular the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel complex, and Virginia's Eastern Shore. It will do wonders for introducing those around the region to the potential for kayak fishing. The videography models itself from that of modern extreme sport videos, and contains a musical score of metal and guitar feedback bleeps which inspires the viewer to hit the water.

This video will surely become a mainstay for anglers of the lower Chesapeake Bay and kayak fishing. Well done!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

It was a great show in Philly!

Well, the Philly show is in the history books. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Susquehanna Fishing Magazine booth. We gave out several thousand copies of the February issue, saw some old friends, and made some new ones. A very special thank you to the Susquehanna Fishing Magazine pro staff.

Here are a few more images from the week...

Kevin Van Dam at the fish tank.

Bob Clouser at the casting pool.

Lefty Kreh sharing some knowledge.

Fish Tank at the casting pool.

Toast with Delaware Valley Outdoors

Remember, the next issue of Susquehanna Fishing Magazine will be out this weekend. If your local shop does not have them, ask them to drop us a line.