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river guide jeff
05-22-2019 6:12:49 PM CST

River Report -- May 22 Bill R. returned for his second day on the middle Allegheny. Today's bite was finicky...lots of lost and missed fish. But he put in his time and boated a bunch of nice smallmouth and walleyes. Lake Fork swimbaits, finesse tubes and Galida's Grubz put them in the boat.

river guide jeff
05-21-2019 5:34:58 PM CST

River Report -- May 21 Bill R. from SE Pennsylvania put in a full day on the middle Allegheny, the first of a two-day outing. Good day with lots of smallies up to 18 inches and a couple nice 'eye. Most of them on Lake Fork Live Magic Shad swimbaits. A few on hair jigs. The bass bite has been good. I have a couple openings next week after the holiday weekend.

river guide jeff
05-18-2019 5:00:10 PM CST

River Report -- May 18 With the Allegheny back down to a reasonable level regulars Tom S. and his son Ryan put in a full day. They put a nice bunch of smallmouth in the boat, including Tom's personal best smallie, 20.5 inches/4.4 pounds. Several nice walleyes, too. Got em on finesse tubes, Galida's Grubz, Lake Fork Live Magic Shad swimbaits, spinnerbaits, and hair jigs.

river guide jeff
05-10-2019 5:50:31 PM CST

River Report -- May 10 Regulars Scott Eisner and his wife Tiffany put in a full day on the Allegheny. Challenging conditions with blustery, ever-changing weather, wind and a rapidly rising river. But everyone worked hard and put around 30 nice smallmouth in the boat up to 18 inches. Finesse tubes, hair jigs and Galida's Grubz

river guide jeff
05-07-2019 4:33:26 PM CST

River Report -- May 7 First timer Theron B. came up from the Pgh area for a full day. A stiff wind made the finesse bite challenging in some spots but he worked hard and was rewarded with a nice mix of river smallies. The day also included a monster drum and nice northern.

river guide jeff
05-06-2019 5:28:46 PM CST

River Report -- May 6 Larry L and his brother Bill came up from the Pgh area for a full day of chasing smallies. The brown bass were a little finicky today, biting light, but they worked hard a put some nice ones in the boat. A few walleyes, too. Everything today on Galida's Grubz, fished as both a jig in the slower sections, and as a soft swimbait in shallower, swifter areas. What a versatile bait!

river guide jeff
05-05-2019 4:07:05 PM CST

River Update -- Two excellent walleye trips to usher in the opening of walleye season. The main focus will be back on bass as the prespawn smallie bite is firing up.

river guide jeff
05-04-2019 5:14:24 AM CST

River Report -- May 2 Michael M. and his friend Rudy traveled over from northeastern Ohio for a great full day on the Allegheny. After a slow first couple of hours the bite kicked in and they smoked 'em. Lots of smallies up to 19 inches and six bonus walleyes too. Hair jigs and Galida's Grubz put them in the boat.

river guide jeff
04-29-2019 4:06:21 PM CST

Fishing Report -- April 29 With the Allegheny River still running high my friend Sid Brown and I explored some new waters catching a bunch of nice smallmouth bass and walleyes. Finesse tubes, hair jigs, Galida's Grubz, soft swimbaits. Water temp 45 degrees.

river guide jeff
04-27-2019 8:18:44 AM CST

River Report -- April 26 Larry L. and his buddy John toughed out a challenging morning and put some nice smallmouth in the boat, the biggest being 20 inches. We finally threw in the towel when the sporadic rain and wind morphed into prolonged driving horizontal rain. Today's rain will have the Allegheny blown out again, likely through the middle of next week at least.

river guide jeff
04-27-2019 8:15:55 AM CST

River Report -- April 25 The Horvath family traveled up from the Uniontown area for their annual spring trip on the Allegheny and smoked 'em. A great mix-bag day. Lots of smallies including several doubles. Walleyes and pike too. Smallmouth up to 18 inches. Walleye to 24 inches. Finesse tubes and Galida's Grubz. Water temp 51 degrees.

river guide jeff
04-23-2019 6:08:55 AM CST

Fishing Report -- April 22 Great day up on Presque Isle Bay with my buddy Sid Brown. Big smallies and lots of 'em. The new G3 Garmin Marine Lake Vu charts played a big part in today's success. Hair jigs, Galida's Grubz, Jigging Raps all took fish.

river guide jeff
04-19-2019 6:08:14 AM CST

Fishing Report -- April 18 Regular client Evan and his buddy Al came up from the Irwin area and put a hurtin' on the smallies. A bunch up to 18.75 inches. They enjoyed a couple doubles during the six hour outing. Finesse tubes, Galida's Grubz and hair jigs put them in the boat.

river guide jeff
04-12-2019 3:14:48 PM CST

River Report -- April 12 Ben Statewicz and his father Harry put in a six hour shift before wind/rain/ and a touch of hail drove us off of the river early. Bass were a little more scattered today than in recent trips but they worked hard in windy conditions and put a nice bunch of fish in the boat, including several brutes up to 19.25 inches. Finesse tubes, Galida's Grubz and hair jigs all accounted for fish.

river guide jeff
04-10-2019 6:07:01 AM CST

River Report -- April 9 Red letter day on the Allegheny today for brothers Dave and Ed Novak of Akron, Ohio. Big numbers of big smallies including the best one of the year so far, a 21 incher that pulled the scale down to five pounds even. Got most of them on Galida's Grubz. Some on hair jigs too. Water temp up to 50 degrees.

river guide jeff
04-06-2019 2:37:19 PM CST

River Report -- April 6 Regular client Steve Gierl had a great six hour outing this morning. Lots of big smallies along with bonus walleye and northern pike. Finesse tubes and grubz. Water temp on the way up. River in great condition. I still have a couple weekday openings upcoming week.

river guide jeff
04-05-2019 5:00:24 PM CST

River Report -- April 5 Had the pleasure of having fishing legend John Galida join me this morning during a very enjoyable outing. A pleasure swapping "war stories" with such a talented angler, one whose fishing career spans multiple decades. In between tales we managed to put a bunch of bruiser smallies in the boat along with three nice 'eyes. Got them on Z-Man Fishing Products TRD TubeZ, CrawZ. And of course the hot bait was the Galida's Grubz. Water temp 42 degrees. Bass are staging up as they move out of wintering areas. The next few weeks should be awesome.

river guide jeff
03-31-2019 4:33:19 PM CST

River Report -- March 31 Great mid-morning to mid-afternoon trip with river smallmouth ace Eric Heil. A bunch of big smallmouth. Most from 15 to 20 inches. Only three or four less that 15. Z-Man Fishing Products TRD, TRD Tubez and Crawz were all hot. Nasty cold, windy day, but a big shout out to Simms Fishing Products for producing outstanding foul weather gear. The springtime bite is on! Lots of dates booked during the next few weeks but openings available too. Give me a shout to set up a trip!

river guide jeff
03-30-2019 6:38:36 PM CST

River Report -- March 26 A productive late morning-to-mid afternoon scouting trip on the middle Allegheny for smallies. Got most of them on Z-Man Fishing Products finesse tubes. During the past week we've caught smallies in the Oil City, Parker and East Brady areas. River guide trips for smallies will begin in earnest in about a week. Lots of dates booked, but plenty of availability as of now.

river guide jeff
03-24-2019 8:47:04 PM CST

River Report -- March 24 Back on the middle Allegheny this afternoon. Had to work for bites but ended up with some nice smallies, walleyes and northerns.

river guide jeff
03-21-2019 5:04:56 PM CST

River Report -- March 21 River smallmouth bass are starting to turn on. My buddy Art Hamley and I did a scouting trip on the middle Allegheny and boated over a dozen nice smallies and a couple dozen incidental walleyes. Bass up to 19 inches. Biggest walleye 25.5. Galida's Grubz Z-Man TRD Tubez, and Berkley Power Minnow/leadhead jig caught all of them. Water temp 39 degrees

river guide jeff
03-15-2019 9:13:22 AM CST

River Report -- March 14 The last day of winter/river walleye fishing ended on a high note. Steve and Teresa came down from the Tionesta area hoping to pick up some tips they could use on their section of the Allegheny, and were pleased with the results. During a half day trip, from mid morning to mid afternoon to keep ahead of the wind and rain, we boated a dozen nice 'eyes up to 25 inches. The big females were released. They took home a single limit of males in the 16 to 18 inch range. Berkley Gulp Alive minnows tipped on leadhead jigs was the hot presentation.

river guide jeff
03-13-2019 8:24:04 PM CST

River Report -- March 13 River walleye fishing is wrapping up for the winter as the season closes tomorrow night at midnight. Recent trips on the lower Allegheny have been slow, with a good bite at twilight. Today's trip on the middle Allegheny produced a bunch of nice 'eyes from 17 to 25 inches. One more guide trip tomorrow for river walleye, then we'll be switching to river smallies, and walleyes on Pymatuning and Mosquito.

river guide jeff
03-02-2019 8:15:41 PM CST

River Report -- March 2 New clients John Jr and John Sr. of the Apollo area joined me for a half day outing on the lower Allegheny. Slow start but they turned on toward dark and the guys boated a bunch. All between 14 and 17 inches.

river guide jeff
03-02-2019 12:07:15 PM CST

River Report -- Most recent trips have been on the lower Allegheny River. Walleyes not as big as the ones getting recently on the middle Allegheny, but some good eatin' size 'eyes. A nice musky as well. Still a couple weeks left in walleye season. Weather looks cold through the upcoming week with things moderating Friday. Give me a shout if you're looking to get in a trip during the final days of walleye season, which will reopen early May.

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