WATERS WE FISH
Middle Allegheny River--This is Jeff's primary water for guide trips, with smallmouth bass being the main focus from early spring through early winter.
The Middle Allegheny River begins at the tailwaters of Kinzua Dam (Allegheny Reservoir) and ends at East Brady, where the influence of Lock and Dam 9 marks the start of the navigable, lower Allegheny. Keystone Connection guide trips on the middle Allegheny take place in the section between Kennerdell and East Brady. Smallmouth bass are the most common gamefish species in this section; walleyes occur in good numbers, as do muskies and northern pike. The middle Allegheny can be characterized as a combination of slow pools, rocky runs and fast riffles.
We launch out of East Brady, Foxburg/Parker or Kennerdell, depending on which section of the river we plan to fish during the outing.
Trips focusing on walleyes can also be arranged, as can multi-species trips. The most consistent walleye fishing generally occurs during the fall, winter (when fishable) and early spring.
Keystone Lake--Trips to Armstrong County's Keystone Lake are aimed at largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and muskies. Muskie trips can be tailored to the client's wishes: casting, trolling or a combination of the two. Fishing is out of a Lund Pro-V 1900 .
Keystone Lake, commonly called Keystone Power Dam, is the water source for nearby coal-fired Keystone Generating Station. The lake supports a strong largemouth and smallmouth bass population, as well as crappies and muskies (tigers and pure). Its walleye population is marginal, numbers-wise, but large fish are available.
Featuring several promiment points and humps, and also a rich blend of submerged vegetation, Keystone fishes more like a natural lake than a typical Pennsylvania reservoir. Deep drop-offs, laydowns, creek channels and stump fields add to the mix.
Despite intensive fishing pressure Keystone Lake continues to provide good, though challenging, fishing opportunities.
Kahle Lake--Largemouth bass are the focus of outings to this Venango County lake. A great place to learn techniques such as drop-shotting, shaky worm and both soft and hard jerkbaits. The 16-foot river boat for this electric motors lake and a two angler limit.
A Fish and Boat Commission Lake governed by Big Bass Regulations, Kahle's extensive flats and weedy areas harbor an excellent largemouth bass population. The average size bass runs one to two pound, but ones over five pounds swim its waters. Kahle's modest size, dense bass population, and habitat variations make it a great place to gain confidence in a list of bass-catching techniques.
Trips to other waters can be arranged. Call or email to discuss the details.