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River Guide Jeff
08-04-2016 4:49:48 PM CST
River Report -- Aug 4 Relatively productive full day on the river. Smallies active during the morning; slowed down late morning and afternoon. Several nice smallies in the 15 to 17 inch range in the mix. One walleye. Most of the fish on X-Raps. Water low, clear and 81 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
08-03-2016 4:23:48 PM CST
River Report -- Aug 3 Smallies not especially active today, but we still managed to have a decent day by targeting high current areas. Bass up to 15 inches, along with a nice 20 inch walleye. Mostly on X-Raps...a few on River Darters. Water temp 80 degrees and clear.

River Guide Jeff
07-31-2016 11:45:19 AM CST
River Report -- July 29 Lots of action during a full day trip out of Kennerdell that included waiting out an AM thunderstorm, though we had a hard time keeping them hooked. Smallies up to 16 inches -- Winco's River Darter and Rapala X-Raps. Water 80 degrees, low, and not quite as clear thanks to recent storm activity.

River Guide Jeff
07-29-2016 6:21:49 PM CST
River Update -- July 29 I've ran several river trips since last report, mostly half-day trips in the pm. Good action, in general, though with the water being low and clear, the bass have been finicky at times. Water temperatures have gotten as high as the mid 80s. Bass action has been better under cloudy skies, and when the wind has roughed up the surface. Winco River Darters, X-Raps, Ned rigs and swimbaits have all accounted for fish.

River Guide Jeff
07-20-2016 4:07:49 PM CST
River Report -- July 20 A solid outing during today's all-day trip. Good action for the first half of the day. Things slowed down late morning...still caught bass, but had to work harder for them. Lots of bigger smallie in the mix today, including several in the 16 to 18 inch range. X-Raps, River Darters, Zoom Flukes. Water temp 76 at 7 am; 81 by mid afternoon. Water clear and low.

River Guide Jeff
07-19-2016 9:24:58 PM CST

River Report -- July 19 A nice half-day evening trip. Plenty of chunky smallies up to 15 inches, and a nice walleye. Ended the trip with a nice double pictured here (fish released after photo). X-Raps, Winco's Solid Body River Darters, Zoom Flukes and BPS Speed Shad. Water clear and very warm (81 degrees).

River Guide Jeff
07-16-2016 3:44:59 PM CST
River Report -- July 16 A good morning bite. Things slowed down by late morning as the heat set in and the river became busy with boaters and other anglers. Everything on River Darters/Super Flukes and X-Raps. Smallies to 17 inches. Also got three walleyes, up to 21 inches.

River Guide Jeff
07-15-2016 4:24:07 PM CST
River Update -- July 15 A pm trip early this week produced a nice bunch of smallies up to 16 inches, despite a smokin' hot afternoon/evening with bright skies. During today's full day trip we had fast action for the first three hours. Then a mid/late morning lull. Things picked up during the afternoon. No big fish, but a lot of hard-fighting smallies in the 12 to 14 inch range. And a nice 22 inch walleye. Effective baits included Winco's River Darter, X-Raps, Super Flukes, Speed Shad swimbaits, and ZMan ShadZ. Water low, clear and very warm -- 81 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
07-11-2016 5:50:46 PM CST
River Report -- July 11 Tougher fishing today. We started the day on Kahle. Picked up about a dozen largemouth in approx 2 hours. Moved to the Allegheny. 15 to 20 hookups. Mostly on the small side, though we did get two 18 inchers and a 16 incher. Most of the fish on X-Raps. Water level down about 6 inches from yesterday, still stained by clearing. 79 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
07-10-2016 4:45:48 PM CST

River Report -- July 10 Excellent day on the river. we boated 43 smallies and lost 15 to 20 others. Lots of quality-sized bass in the mix, fish in the 14 to 16 inch range. X-Raps and Winco River Darters. Water up about a foot and stained. 78 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
07-06-2016 5:37:51 PM CST

River Report -- July 6 Another excellent day on the middle Allegheny. 45 to 50 hookups on smallies plus a 20 inch walleye. Bass up to 19 inches, along with several others in the 15 to 17 inch range. Winco's SB River Darter was the hot bait today, along with quite a few on the XRap. Water low, very clear and very warm.

River Guide Jeff
07-05-2016 4:23:36 PM CST
River Report -- July 5 Back at 'em after the holiday break. Another good day. Numbers down a bit -- we boated around 30 and lost several others -- but average size was up. Biggest was 17 inchers. Lots of 12 to 14 inchers that fight hard in the fast current! Winco's Solid Body River Darters were the most productive bait today, though we got a fair share on XRaps as well. Water low, clear and warm.

River Guide Jeff
07-01-2016 4:38:44 PM CST

River Report -- July 1 Another excellent summer day on the river. 40 to 50 hookups over the course of the day. Lots of smallies -- of all sizes -- up to 19 inches. Two walleyes, the biggest being 22 inches. And a huge freshwater drum that slammed a BPS Speed Shad swimbait. Several bass on the swimbait, but most on X-Raps and Winco River Darters. Water low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
06-30-2016 5:00:45 PM CST

River Report -- June 30 What a difference a couple days of stable weather can do. Three days removed from the last cold front, river smallies were active throughout much of the day. We hooked up with 40 to 45 smallies today. Good action for the first couple hours under a cloak of fog. A couple slow hours mid-morning after the fog burned off. Then a good afternoon as some clouds moved in. Mostly on X-Raps, but some action of Winco River Darters and Bass Pro Shops Speed Shad. Water low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
06-28-2016 2:54:15 PM CST
River Report -- June 28 Post cold front days are certainly pleasant from a comfort standpoint. But they can lead to slow fishing. Can't say for sure today's finicky smallies were due to weather change, but things were slow. Still, we managed to hookup with 15 to 20 smallies, all on Winco River Darters and XRaps.

River Guide Jeff
06-26-2016 8:16:23 PM CST
River Report -- June 26 Another successful "scouting trip," this one from Tionesta down to President. 20-some smallies, mostly on X Raps.

River Guide Jeff
06-24-2016 9:50:24 PM CST

River Report -- During trips earlier this week Allegheny River smallmouths were still pretty finicky. We caught fish, but had to work a bit harder than normal to fool summertime bass. During this evening's four-hour evening trip, however, summer patterns finally fell into place. During the 5 pm to 9 pm outing we hooked well over 20 smallies. Most in the 12 inch range, typical for summer fishing in super clear water. But a few up to 15 inches. Rapala X-Raps, Winco River Darters, Zoom Flukes and Bass Pro Speed Shad swimbaits. Water low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
06-20-2016 4:13:43 PM CST
River Report -- June 20 My friend Deron and I fished the President to Oil City stretch of the river today. Nice conditions. Visibility up to around two feet, slightly cloudy skies, light southern winds. We boated over 20 smallies up to 16 inches. Mostly on Rapala X-Raps, but a few on Winco's River Darters. Presently I don't plan to guide on this section of the river on a regular basis, but it's good to be familiar with upriver areas. Will provide an option when heavy rains blow out areas to the south.

River Guide Jeff
06-18-2016 4:24:47 PM CST

River Report -- June 18 Tough conditions today: muddy river and bright, cloudless sky most of the day. First couple hours were good, with several smallies hitting the boat. Things slowed down dramatically around mid-morning. Smallmouth up to 16 inches as well as a 25 inch walleye. Everything on Terminator spinnerbaits. Water level still up about a foot from Thursday night's rain, and dirty.

River Guide Jeff
06-14-2016 4:57:10 PM CST
Fishing Report -- June 14 A Kahle/Allegheny split trip. Decent morning on Kahle, especially for the first couple of hours. Around 20 lmb up to 16 inches. Mostly on X-Raps, but a few on Winco's River Darter and Wacky Worm. Slow afternoon on the river. Around a half-dozen smallies under the bright, cloudless sky. All on X-Raps. River getting low and very clear.

River Guide Jeff
06-13-2016 9:31:28 PM CST

River Report -- June 13 Around 10 smallies during a half-day evening trip. Biggest 17 to 18 inches. All on X-Raps.

River Guide Jeff
06-12-2016 4:21:10 PM CST
River Report -- June 12 A decent day considering the post-front conditions that brought cloudless skies and a strong, persistent north wind. We boated 24 smallies and lost several others. X-Raps and Winco River Darters. Water getting quite clear. Most of the bass close to fast current areas.

River Guide Jeff
06-10-2016 4:04:07 PM CST

Fishing Report -- A Kahle/Allegheny split trip today. First couple hours A.M hours on Kahle were fast paced. We boated 35 to 40 largemouth bass by the time we headed for the river. Mostly smaller bass, but a few in the 14 to 16 inch range. Winco River Darters. Action slower on the Allegheny, but we managed 15 or so smallies during the second part of the trip, including three in the 17 to 19 inch range. A few on Winco River Darters, but most of them on Rapala X-Raps. Flows about average for this time of year, with a bit of color.

River Guide Jeff
06-05-2016 6:13:47 PM CST
River Report -- June 5 Smallmouth action slowly picking up following the spawning period. We boated 20 smallies today and lost/missed a few others. Most of the fish in the 12 to 14 inch range, but a couple bigger ones, including a 19 incher. The majority of bass in summer locations, and on Rapala X-Raps.

River Guide Jeff
06-03-2016 9:07:58 PM CST

River Report -- June 3 Another scouting trip in the Kennerdell area provided a couple nice walleyes along with several smallies. Guide trips resume in a couple days. Rapala X-Raps and Winco River Darters.

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