Bass fishing is hit or miss right now. Conventional tackle and tube jigs have been working, as fish still seem to be stacked in the eddies. The big rivers have been pretty high and dirty over the last few weeks, but from what we have seen there are plenty of big bronzebacks this year. We don't want to wish the spring hatch season away, but it seems all we talk about is smallmouth. Remember, the lower portions of both the Susky and Juniata are closed to bass fishing on May 1.
Guide trips have started and will continue to roll through the latter part of April and into May. We have a pretty busy schedule for the month of May and dates are limited. June can offer some incredible fishing as well, and we are taking bookings for the summer smallmouth season. Speaking of smallmouth, we had the pleasure of helping out with TCO Fly Shops Spring Ice Breaker event. Great time and thanks to TCO for asking us to be there. Mike Schultz of Schultz Outfitters put on an incredible tying demo and we picked up some great patterns at the event.
Also, if you are into smallmouth be watching Jake Villwock's blog. He guides the Schuylkill River in southeast PA for smallies and he has a great line up of floats on that river. He also posts some killer patterns on the blog. Check it out at-http://www.tcoflyfishing.com/TCO_Fly_Fishing_Blog_Jake.cfm
Spring is here!
|Neimo with a nice Penns Creek brown|
|Smallies are waking up!|