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River Guide Jeff
09-23-2017 4:27:01 PM CST

River Report -- Sept. 23 Tom and grandson Luke made the trip up from the Pgh area to put in a full day on the middle Allegheny. Good early morning bite, with several quality-sized smallies coming on soft jerbkatis. Things got tougher after the fog cleared and the cloudless sky appeared. Later in the day we had good action on Bass Pro Shops Speed Shad and Gailida's Grubz (fished as a swimbait). Water's low, clear and back up to 75 degrees.

river guide jeff
09-22-2017 6:25:32 PM CST

River Update -- Sept 22 We've been out several times since my last report. The river smallmouth fishing has been good, with lots of fish, and more quality-sized ones in the mix. We're getting them on topwaters, X-Raps, Winco's River Darter, and other soft jerkbaits. Also be sure to "like" my Facebook page to get regular fishing updates.

River Guide Jeff
09-10-2017 8:08:18 PM CST

Sept 9 --Regular client Tom and son Ryan made the trek up from the Pgh area for a full day trip. Slower action today than recent trips have experienced, but they worked hard and landed some nice smallies. Everything today in the 10 to 15 inch range. Most of them on River Darters. Water temp was down to 62 degrees when we left the ramp this morning but back up to 65 degrees by late afternoon. Fairly low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
09-08-2017 4:45:02 PM CST

River Update -- Sept. 8 Back on the middle Allegheny after a couple lower Allegheny scouting trips for muskies. Smallies a bit less aggressive today, likely due to the 6-8 degree drop in water temperature. But we still had a great day. "Big Fish Tom" and brother "Fish-on John" boated 40-50 bass. No toads today, but plenty of nice 15-17 inchers. All on Rapala X-Raps and soft jerkbaits

River Guide Jeff
08-31-2017 3:44:17 PM CST

River Update -- The Allegheny continues to be productive. During yesterday's afternoon/evening trip we boated around 20 bass and two walleyes. Today, longtime regular client Al traveled up from the North Hills of Pgh to enjoy another fine outing. We boated 35 smallies, with a bunch of nice ones from 16-19 inches. Some as fat as footballs. Most of today's fish on various soft swimbaits, BPS Speed Shad and Rapala X-Rap. Water 72 degrees and clear.

River Guide Jeff
08-29-2017 5:04:14 PM CST

River Update -- August 29 Trips late last week and today have been good. Excellent day today as we landed 60-70 smallmouth and two walleyes. Bass of all sizes up to 17 inches. Also lost a couple 18 inch-plus. Caught 'em on a whole bunch of stuff today. Whopper Plopper, flukes, X-Raps, Senkos, original floating Rapalas, BPS Speed Shad. Water low, clear and 71 degrees. If you're looking to experience river smallie action with summertime tactics, now's the time!

river guide jeff
08-21-2017 5:09:14 PM CST

River Report -- Aug 21 Another great day on the Allegheny. Good numbers of smallies up to 18 inches. Most of today's fish on Zoom Super Flukes. Water low, clear and 78 degrees.

river guide jeff
08-12-2017 12:24:38 PM CST
River Report -- August 12 Regular client Steve G. and friend John squeezed in a half-day morning trip before the river got busy with kayaks, canoes and tubers. Lots of smallies and two nice walleyes (22 and 20 inches). Rapala X-Raps, River Darters and BPS Speed Shad.

river guide jeff
08-11-2017 4:57:27 PM CST

River Update -- Aug 11 River trips over the past couple of days have been typical of summertime smallmouth action. Good numbers of bass (averaging around 50 per day) with ones of all sizes in the mix. Biggest of late in the 17 inch range. And they really fight hard in the 72-75 degree water. Getting most of them on X-Raps and Winco's River Darters.

river guide jeff
08-08-2017 9:47:38 PM CST

River Report -- Aug 8 Full day on the water today. Morning trip out of Kennerdell. Afternoon trip from Parker. Lot of smallies, including some toads. Most of them on Rapala X-Raps. The rest on Winco River Darters

river guide jeff
07-29-2017 4:48:16 PM CST

River Update -- July 29 We slammed them yesterday with an approaching front. Lots of bass, and plenty of big ones up to 18 inches. On the backside of the front, things a little slower today but we still boated a bunch of smallies. More small ones in the mix today several 14-16 inchers in the mix. Rapala X-Raps, Winco River Darters and BPS Speed Shad have been the productive baits the past two days. The guide schedule opens up the second week of August, with plenty of time for folks to get in a summertime river smallie trip.

river guide jeff
07-27-2017 10:05:01 PM CST

River Report -- July 27 Another 19.5 incher during a four-hour evening trip. Lots of smallies and a couple nice walleyes as well. Winco River Darters, X-Raps and Heddon Tiny Torpedos.

river guide jeff
07-26-2017 5:49:03 PM CST

River Update -- July 26 Guided out of Kennerdell and Parker last two days. Both good outings. River getting down to summer level and clarity. All sizes of smallmouth up to 19.5 inches. Rapala X-Raps and Winco's River Darters last two outings.

river guide jeff
07-24-2017 4:46:15 PM CST

River Update -- July 24 Back on spinnerbatis after a rainy weekend.

river guide jeff
07-21-2017 4:35:37 PM CST

River Update -- July 21 My friend Wes ended his annual fout-day trip with a flourish, as we boated over 40 smallmouth up to 20 inches and a couple bonus walleyes. The Allegheny is finally getting down to typical summertime level and water temperature. July's been a busy guiding month, but openings available for August and September.

river guide jeff
07-18-2017 3:00:50 PM CST

River Report -- July 18 Wes's excellent adventure continues. A bunch of smallies up to 19 inches. Most of them on X-Raps and BPS Speed Shad today. Water level dropping, clearing and 76 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
07-17-2017 4:38:02 PM CST

River Update -- July 17 Smallies of all sizes up to 18 inches during today's trip with Wes, the first of four he has booked this week. A couple nice walleyes, too. Terminator spinnerbaits, BPS Speed Shad, Rapala Rippin' Rap, Winco's River Darter, and Bandit 200 crankbait. Water still up a couple feet, some color, and 74 degrees.

river guide jeff
07-12-2017 1:57:40 PM CST

River Report -- July 12 Another good river outing, with the water again discolored due to recent rain and storms. Lots of smallies, with plenty of 14 to 16 inchers. Three nice walleyes, including a 28 incher. Most of the fish on Terminator spinnerbaits. Some on Bass Pro Shops Speed Shad, and Bandit crankbait. Water a little high, dirty and 73 degrees.

river guide jeff
07-09-2017 4:30:05 PM CST

River Report -- July 9 With improving water clarity and falling river levels, the middle Allegheny is now fishing like it typically does during the summertime. Active fish chasing down moving baits. Today's trip yielded dozens of smallmouth bass, including lots in the 15 to 19 inch range. A couple nice bonus walleyes as well. Bass Pro Shops' Speed Shad, Winco's River Darter and Rapala X-Raps scored big time. I'm booked solid through the end of this month, but have openings in the schedule in August. Now's the time to get on the books for summer river smallies!

river guide jeff
07-08-2017 12:30:24 PM CST

River Report -- July 8 River still dirty, but slowly clearing. On today's half-day morning trip we still had some action on spinnerbaits. Winco River Darter and Galida's Grubz too.

river guide jeff
07-06-2017 4:30:56 PM CST

River Report -- July 6. Back on the Allegheny today. Smallies were holding tight to cover. Clients worked hard and we rewarded with several nice smallies in the 16 to 18 inch range, plus a nice walleye and northern. Everything on Terminator spinnerbaits. River discolored, 75 degrees, and a couple feet higher than average for this time of year.

river guide jeff
07-05-2017 4:28:44 AM CST
Fishing Update -- July 5 Fished Keyston -- both largemouth and smallmouth in the boat, and Kahle the last couple of days. A string of river trips, starting Thursday. Looks like the river will be back in good shape by then.

river guide jeff
06-30-2017 2:02:21 PM CST

River Update -- Good action last two days on the Allegheny. Getting them on Galada's Grubz, BPS Speed Shad and Terminator spinnerbaits. Water dirty and a bit high.

River Guide Jeff
06-28-2017 4:54:13 PM CST

River Report -- Jun 28 After a relatively slow morning on Kahle Lake (by Kahle's typical standard) we had a very good afternoon on the Allegheny. Still running high and fairly dirty, but we got smallies up to 18 inches on Terminator spinnerbaits, Galida Grubz, and BPS Speed Shad.

River Guide Jeff
06-28-2017 4:51:24 PM CST
Pymatuning Report -- June 26 Finally. Success on Pymatuning walleyes. Southern part of the lake on crankbaits trolled on leadcore line. Got chased off the lake by storms. Trips are available for Pymy 'eyes on days not all already booked for river/lake bass trips.

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