KEYSTONE CONNECTION GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
SPECIALIZING IN GUIDED SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING TRIPS ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER AND OTHER SELECT WATERS
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Important notice March 28 -- This evening, via an email from the PFBC, registered guides and charter boat operators were notified of clarification from the Governor's Office that "charter boat and fishing guide operations (whether conducted by boat or on foot) DO NOT meet the definition of a life-sustaining business. Such operations are classified as a recreational industry and continued operation of such businesses is not permitted under the Governor’s Order of March 19, 2020. Operators may be subject to enforcement procedures if found out of compliance with that Order." As such I will be suspending all guide trips until this restriction is lifted. Deposits will be refunded or retained for a future trip, whichever the client prefers. I'll provide updates whenever appropriate. Hoping you all weather this crisis successfully and we will be sharing the water again soon!
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
Throughout late all and early winter we've had good walleye action on both the free-flowing and impounded sections of the Allegheny River. Several incidental muskies as well. Other than a brief period of cold weather that put some ice in the river, it's been clear. If you're looking to do a late winter walleye outing before the season closes in mid-March, things are looking good!
A few of the river walleyes taken late 2019/early 2020
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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