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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.

River Guide Jeff
05-28-2016 6:17:55 PM CST

River Report -- May 28 Most of the action the past two days has been in and around shallow spawning areas, and has consisted of smaller male bass. Today I fished the area from Kennerdell to Franklin, and plan to run guide trips on this section of the river as soon as the bass get in the normal summer patterns. Water clear, relatively low, and quickly warming due to recent hot weather.

River Guide Jeff
05-26-2016 3:30:38 PM CST

River Report -- A good day on the middle Allegheny. We landed/near landed 20 to 25 smallies during a six-hour trip. Most of the fish in the 12 to 15 inch range. Biggest 17 to 18 inches. All on Winco River Darters. The warmer weather has a second wave of smallies up shallow in spawning areas. Good shallow water action should continue for at least a week or so.

River Guide Jeff
05-21-2016 6:35:27 PM CST

Fishing Update -- Action on the Allegheny remains slow for smallmouth. Given what I've seen during recent trips I'd say the majority of smallmouth bass have completed spawning. Bass can be difficult to catch at this time, and the continued cool weather isn't helping. If we get the warmer weather predicted for next week the action should pick up. During today's outing, shorted somewhat by a steady rain and tight-lipped bass we boated seven bass up to 16 inches and a nice northern pike. Winco River Darters and Winco Wacky Worms.

River Guide Jeff
05-17-2016 4:37:22 PM CST

River Report -- May 17 Smallmouth action still slow, which is somewhat understandable considering the up-and-down weather that included snow showers two days ago. During a four-hour morning trip we boated 7 smallies up to 17 inches and one walleye. Lost/missed a few more. Most of the action on Winco River Darters. Water flow average and clear.

River Guide Jeff
05-14-2016 4:29:19 PM CST

River Report -- May 14 Tough day on the river. Blustery day with rain and strong winds. Smallies tight lipped. We managed to boat five nice smallmouth up to 17 inches. Lost twice that many. And missed several others. Winco's River Darters.

River Guide Jeff
05-13-2016 5:21:29 PM CST
Fishing Report -- May 13 Today was a split trip on Kahle/Allegheny. The morning session on Kahle was okay. We landed/near landed around 20 largemouth bass, with several decent ones around 15 inches. The river was tough during the afternoon. A strong wind was blowing and the smallies were finky. My guests worked hard and we managed to four smallmouth up to 16 inches. Lost/missed several others as they were biting lightly. Winco River Darters and X-Rap.

River Guide Jeff
05-08-2016 4:24:17 PM CST

River Report -- May 8 Post cold front conditions; the bass less active than yesterday. During a "scouting trip" a friend and I managed several nice bass in the 15 to 18 inch range. Winco River Darters and Rapala X-Rap.

River Guide Jeff
05-07-2016 5:38:12 PM CST

River Report -- May 7 Go all-day trip on the Allegheny. We boated 25 to 30 smallies. A bunch of big bass, including three more 19 inchers. A few on tubes, but mostly on Winco's River Darters. Water continues to slowly fall and clear.

River Guide Jeff
05-06-2016 3:43:24 PM CST

Fishing Report -- May 6 A good day. We did a split trip between Kahle and the Allegheny. 19 largemouth during the morning session on Kahle. During the afternoon we boated 13 nice smallies and lost several others. Also one walleye. Most of the bass in the 14 to 15 inch range, though we managed a couple 19 inchers. Most of the Kahle largemouths on Texas-rigged tube. And all of the river smallies. Water slowly dropping and clearing.

River Guide Jeff
05-04-2016 2:54:35 PM CST

River Report -- May 4 First guide trip of the year on the Allegheny. Action a little slow, but we hooked up with a half-dozen nice smallies during a four-hour half-day morning trip. All nice fish in the 14 to 18 inch range. One in the 18 to 20 inch range lost near the boat. All on Winco River Darters and tubes. Water up a couple feet from recent rain and off color.

River Guide Jeff
05-01-2016 8:24:28 AM CST

River Report -- May 1 The River Rocket -- from Rock Proof Boats -- has arrived, and been properly christened with an Allegheny River smallmouth bass! Spent yesterday doing some of the rigging, but saved enough time in the evening to drop the boat in the water and give it a spin. Spent most of the time getting accustomed to the boat's handling, and its loading and unloading characteristics, but took the time to quickly fish one small section, which produced this nice 16 incher within the first few minutes. First guide trip slated for Wed., with several more on the slate throughout early May. Hope the rainfall stays within reason!

River Guide Jeff
04-24-2016 6:53:20 PM CST

Fishing Report -- April 24 The bass bite is picking up nicely on Keystone Lake. During a scouting trip today with a friend we boated around two dozen largemouth bass up to three pounds. The next four weeks should produce good fishing in shallow water for Keystone bass. It's an ideal setting for a half-day evening trip during a weekday. Also, I expect to take delivery of my new River Rocket (river boat) later this week. My first Allegheny River guide trip is slated for next weekend. Visit this page, or the Keystone Connection Fishing Guide Service Facebook page , for frequent updates on not only Allegheny River fishing, but lake fishing on Keystone and Kahle Lake as well.

River Guide Jeff
04-08-2016 5:24:19 PM CST

River Boat update -- April 8 I got the word today from Brent Kauffman at Rock Proof Boats that my new River Rocket will be ready for paint next week. Only other details will be mounting the new trolling motor and breaking in the Sport Jet inboard and it'll be ready for pick up. I'm anxious to get this custom-built boat out on the Allegheny -- to extend the added benefits it will provide to guide clients. Here's a picture of a similar River Rocket, photo courtesy of Rock Proof Boats. I have guide trips lined up starting the first week of May. If I have the boat in time, I'll make the last week in April available.

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