Hear what past guests have to say about the Keystone Connection Guide Service!
"Jeff delivered a great day of fishing on the Allegheny today. Between us we caught 64 smallmouth. I had the record for the three smallest and he caught the three largest. Over the years I have fished with many guides all over the US & Canada. Jeff is one of the best, both in knowledge of the waters he fishes and his care of the client. You won’t find any better.” Gail R James, Gibsonia, PA
"I sat facing aft, on the bow of the Polar Kraft, as it ran easily through its second set of riffles on a foggy Monday morning. 'Cast there' was the last thing I remember Jeff saying before I heard the drag start screaming. Five minutes later, I had landed my second 19-inch smallie of the day. It was 10:15 am. Through the whole day Jeff was a true pro. He put us on the fish, and told us why we were there. His equipment and knowledge are second to none; and it doesn't hurt catching fish on one of the most scenic rivers in Pennsylvania". Adam Betts -- Pittsburgh
“Having fished for smallmouth in western Pennsylvania for a number of years myself, I have found Jeff to be very knowledgeable and client-oriented. Not surprisingly, we had a great day of fishing.” Matt Muldoon – Pittsburgh, PA
“I've been fishing for over 20 years and have used many fishing guides throughout the east coast. Jeff is simply the best. He has a wealth of knowledge about fishing and is willing to share that knowledge with you. I’m a better angler as a result of fishing with Jeff.” Linda Bradley – Eau Claire, PA
“When my son and I decided to do some cold water fishing in November, we began to look for a guide. We knew catching fish in cold water can be tricky, especially tricky in this case because the fish we hoped to catch, smallmouth bass, which have a reputation for being warm water feeders. So we turned to the Internet, and we discovered Jeff Knapp. Boy, did we luck out!
“My son and I have fished with guides in the Dominican Republican, Cayman Islands, Ontario, Quebec, and states of Florida, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. There is no better guide than Jeff Knapp. He had us catching fish when most experts would have predicted we’d go empty handed. And the results were phenomenal, including a personal record 4 1/2 lb. smallmouth for me.
“Jeff is a wealth of information and a wonderful teacher. He knows where the fish will be, what lures to use, and what techniques to employ. Equally important, he's terrific company too! In short, both the fish and the conversation come easy with Jeff."Earl Stockdale – Washington, DC
“I have done several fishing charters, but I consider this one the best. Living in the Pittsburgh area, travel time was minimal. Scenery was impressive; instruction on how-to-fish was relaxed and simple. Above all else, we had a great time catching quality fish. I will be fishing with Jeff again soon.” Bob Mahaffey – Pittsburgh, PA
"I went fishing with a guide six times last year, and my outing with Jeff Knapp was by far the best. Fishing conditions were far from perfect, but Jeff helped us catch the largest smallmouth bass that we’ve ever caught. He knew where the fish would be and he gave us lots of advice on tackle and technique. His knowledge of the river and helpful advice made the difference between a so-so day and an absolutely fantastic day. I can’t wait to apply those tips this coming season, as well as have Jeff guide for us again. I’m hooked!” Al Schmidt -- Pittsburgh, PA
“An economical, quality fishing experience. The scenery, service and action were first class. You won’t be disappointed.”Paul Bierer – Homer City, PA
"Jeff is by far the most knowledgeable fisherman I have ever encountered. Very articulate, good communicator and fun. He has certainly mastered his craft. In addition to the bass and natural beauty of the Allegheny, Jeff's wholesome personality made the day a perfect 10." John Gieco -- Las Vegas, NV
"My son Corey and I fished with Jeff in July 2009 during our trip to Kittanning for The National Guard World Jr. Bass Fishing Championship. Our trip was awesome. We fished from about 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and boated 47 smallmouth bass. We had several fish in the three-pound range. Jeff is an excellent guide and he knows the Allegheny River exceptionally well. I would definitely fish with Jeff again. If you are ever in this neck of the woods and want some excellent smallmouth action you need to book a trip with Jeff."Curtis DeLaGrange -- Phoenix, AZ
"I have just recently returned from an outing with guide Jeff Knapp of Keystone Connection. Even though I had never met Jeff in person before this, he has been helping me for the last several years by graciously answering my river fishing questions that I have been e-mailing him. I also have been a fan of his outdoor articles for for a while now so, I knew going into this trip that Jeff was the guide that I needed to hire not to just catch fish but to learn the things that I needed to become a more successful river smallmouth angler. All I can say is that I learned that and more. Boat control, seasonal fish location, lure presentations, line-lure-equipment suggestions and any other questions that I could think of were all answered. I felt as if I was fishing with an old friend rather than someone that I just met. Even when the fishing slowed a little, Jeff kept the good time rolling with fun conversation and a great attitude. His boat was fast, quiet and very stable. We arrived at different fishing locations quickly while the wide, roomy boat provided a smooth ride. That's important when you suffer from a bad back. As far as Jeff's fishing abilities, he takes a back seat to none of the pro fisherman that I have fished with in the past. He had us on fish all day even though this time of year can be tough, to say the least. All and all this will be a trip that I will remember for many years to come and something that I wouldn't think twice about doing again." Butch Likens -- Warren, OH