KEYSTONE CONNECTION GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
SPECIALIZING IN GUIDED SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING TRIPS ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER AND OTHER SELECT WATERS
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This is the site of veteran outdoor writer & fishing guide Jeff Knapp. It's your connection to exciting and informative guided fishing trips on select waters of the western portion of the Keystone State!
RIVER TRIPS RUN IN A CUSTOM-BUILT RIVER ROCKET by ROCK PROOF BOATS
A key focus of the Keystone Connection is jet-boat fishing adventures on portions of the middle Allegheny River. Skimming through shallow river sections, you’ll have access to miles of lightly-fished waters. Smallmouth bass are available from April to December. Typical whole-day trips on the middle Allegheny cover 12 to 15 miles of river.
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NOTE: CATCH AND RELEASE FOR ALL BASS OUTINGS (and incidentally caught muskies).
All trips are subject to $100 deposit. Any trips cancelled by guests within two days of the scheduled trip will forfeit deposit.
MID SPRING 2021 UPDATE
River smallmouth bass action started as soon as we concluded targeting walleyes in mid March. Mid March through mid May found smallmouth bass transitioning from late winter into pre-spawn patterns. The two month period provided good action, though at times challenging due to unseasonably clear/low water during part of that time frame. As of this writing (May 9) the river is running full and bass are still pre-spawn.
A few spring 2021 Allegheny River smallmouth bass
If your interest leans toward learning bass-catching tactics on Western Pennsylvania’s hard-fished reservoirs, consider spending a day on Armstrong County’s Keystone Lake or Venango County’s Kahle Lake. Keystone’s clear water and deep weed growth provides a perfect venue for learning finesse presentations that take smallmouth and largemouth bass that see a lot of baits. Despite its small size, Kahle Lake harbors a fine largemouth fishery including five-pound plus fish. With extensive weed growth of several types, Kahle is a great place to practice a variety of tactics.
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