KEYSTONE CONNECTION GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
SPECIALIZING IN GUIDED SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING TRIPS ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER AND OTHER SELECT WATERS
FULLY INSURED AND LICENSED
PA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION GUIDE PERMIT # 527
MERCHANT MARINE CREDENTIAL (USCG CHARTER CAPTAIN) REFERENCE # 4688331
This is the site of veteran outdoor writer & fishing guide Jeff Knapp. It's your connection to exciting and informative guided fishing trips on select waters of the western portion of the Keystone State!
RIVER TRIPS RUN IN A CUSTOM-BUILT RIVER ROCKET by ROCK PROOF BOATS
Eric Heil with a 20.25 inch bronze beauty caught and released late March 2019
EARLY SPRING UPDATE -- AFTER A GREAT LATE WINTER WALLEYE BITE THE FOCUS IS NOW BACK ON RIVER SMALLIES. AS OF LATE MARCH THE BROWN BASS WERE LOADING UP IN THEIR EARLY SEASON LOCATIONS. THE BITE IS ON! GIVE ME SHOUT TO SET UP A SPRINGTIME TRIP, A SEASON THAT OFTEN PRODUCES NOT ONLY LOTS OF BASS, BUT BIG ONES TOO!
A key focus of the Keystone Connection is jet-boat fishing adventures on portions of the middle Allegheny River. Skimming through shallow river sections, you’ll have access to miles of lightly-fished waters. Smallmouth bass are available from April to December. Typical whole-day trips on the middle Allegheny cover 12 to 15 miles of river.
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NOTE: CATCH AND RELEASE FOR ALL BASS OUTINGS (and incidentally caught muskies).
All trips are subject to $75 deposit. Any trips cancelled by guests within one week of the scheduled trip will forfeit deposit. Any trips cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled trip will owe the balance of the outing.
If your interest leans toward learning bass-catching tactics on Western Pennsylvania’s hard-fished reservoirs, consider spending a day on Armstrong County’s Keystone Lake or Venango County’s Kahle Lake. Keystone’s clear water and deep weed growth provides a perfect venue for learning finesse presentations that take smallmouth and largemouth bass that see a lot of baits. Despite its small size, Kahle Lake harbors a fine largemouth fishery including five-pound plus fish. With extensive weed growth of several types, Kahle is a great place to practice a variety of tactics.
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