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River Guide Jeff
09-24-2015 11:37:37 PM CST
UPDATE -- Boat maintenance issues have been taken care of thanks to the great folks at Wiegel's Marine. I'm out of town for a short vacation. Back on the river guiding in early October.

River Guide Jeff
09-21-2015 5:39:52 PM CST
Fishing Report -- Sept 21 We had to switch today's trip from the river to Kahle Lake (electric motor only lake) due to my outboard issue. We boated around 20 largemouth and last several others. Most were in the 11 to 14 inch range, though one was 3.5 or 4 pounds. Flukes, X-Raps and Texas rigged plastic worms. Water stained.

Gary   Garyvodzak@verizon.net
09-20-2015 2:23:41 PM CST

Talked to you yesterday on the river we had to resort to helgramites.Got to many small bass on lures.finally caught some in the eighteenth inch range and one big drum about twelve pound.

River Guide Jeff
09-20-2015 1:50:52 PM CST

River Report -- Sept 19 A mechanical issue with my jet outboard shortened our day to a three hour trip. Floating from Emlenton to Foxburg we boated around a dozen smallmouth up to 15 inches. Most of them on X-Raps.

River Guide Jeff
09-17-2015 5:20:14 PM CST

River Report -- Sept 17 A good day on the Allegheny. We boated around 30 smallies and lost many others. A lot of medium-sized bass. No big ones, but a few in the 15 inch range. Winco River Darters, Zoom Flukes and Rapala X-Raps. Water clear, low and 67 to 70 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
09-13-2015 12:58:36 PM CST

River Report -- Sept 13 The drastic weather change didn't affect the river smallies. We boated around 20 during a four-hour half-day morning outing. And lost at least 10 others. Clients experienced two separate doubles. Most of the fish in the 12 to 14 inch range. A half dozen 15 to 17.5 inches. Really on Winco Solild Body River Darters today, in bubblegum. Water just a tad of color from yesterday's all day rain (i.e. not quite as clear as it's been) and 10 degrees cooler (69 degrees from 79 degrees).

River Guide Jeff
09-09-2015 2:57:22 PM CST

River Report -- Another good day summer-tactics day. We boated 43 smallies and lost 12 to 15 others during a day that was shortened an hour due to impending thunderstorms. A wide mix of sizes, from a couple tiny fingerling-sized bass from this year's hatch, to a half dozen in the 16 to 18 inch range. Most of them 10 to 13 inches. A few on X-Raps, but mostly Zoom Flukes. Water temp 78 to 80 degrees, low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
09-05-2015 3:12:34 PM CST

River Report -- Sept 5 A good day full day trip. We boated/near boated 35 to 40 smallies. A nice average size; several bass in the 16 to 18 inch range. A variety of baits worked, including Zoom Flukes, Winco River Darters, X-Raps, and jig-worms. A bit of color to the river, particularly upriver of Emlenton. Still low and warm 78-79 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
09-04-2015 12:25:39 PM CST

River Report -- Sept. 4 A good four-hour AM half-day trip. We boated around 20 smallmouth and one walleye. Also lost several bass. Some nice fish today, including a pair of 19 inch smallies. Walleye was a 20 incher. Mostly on Zoom Flukes and Winco River Darters. A few on Rapala X-Raps. Flow continues to be low, clear and warm.

River Guide Jeff
09-01-2015 2:12:42 PM CST

Today's morning trip was typical of recent outings. We boated 12 to 15 smallmouth and lost several others during a four-hour AM outing. Most of the bass in the 12 inch range. A handful up to 15 inches, and a couple smaller ones. Flukes and Rapala X-Raps. Water temp 76 degrees, low and very clear.

River Guide Jeff
08-29-2015 2:17:34 PM CST

River Report -- August 26 A pleasant morning with a delightful father/daughter team. We boated/near boated around a dozen smallies during a half day am trip. No monsters but several bass in the 14 to 15 inch range. Everything on Zoom Flukes and Winco River Darters. Water clear, low and 69 to 71 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
08-29-2015 2:14:37 PM CST

Fishing update -- Clarion River A friend and I did a trip on the Clarion River today. We boated several nice smallies. It was the second trip in my new fishing kakak, the Frontier 12 by NuCanoe. This craft is allowing me to access smaller waters like the Clarion. My intention is to scout out select waters the remainder of the year, and perhaps offer trips on them next year. Look for more updates on these fishing excursions, and the NuCanoe, on this site.

River Guide Jeff
08-16-2015 9:30:27 PM CST

Keystone Lake Report -- We put in a six-hour afternoon/evening session on Keystone Lake. Hot, humid and sunny. We managed around 15 largemouth bass up to four pounds. All of the bass near edges of deep weeds. Texas-rigged Yum Dingers and T-rigged plastic worms. Water temp 82 degrees. Lake around three feet low.

River Guide Jeff
08-15-2015 4:23:51 PM CST

River Report -- Aug 15 Today's results typical of past several trips. We boated/near boated 25 to 30 smallmouth, one small walleye and a decent northern. Biggest bass in 16 to 17 inch range. Winco River Darters, Flukes and X-Raps. Water temp 76 degrees, low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
08-14-2015 4:38:55 PM CST

River Report -- August 14 Similar action today as with recent trips. First three hours or so were very productive. My late morning the bite tailed off and we worked hard for fish the remainder of day. Ended up with 25 or so smallies and two walleyes. Most of the bass medium-sized, though several were in the 15 to 18 inch range. Flukes and Rapala X-Raps. Water temp 74 degrees, clear and low.

River Guide Jeff
08-09-2015 4:52:56 PM CST

River Report -- Aug 9 A good day on the river. We boated around 30 smallies. No giants today, but several fish in the 14 to 15 inch range. As has been the case for a couple weeks, the action was good early, slacked off during mid morning and early afternoon, then picked up again toward mid afternoon. Flukes and Winco River Darters accounted for the majority of the fish. Several also on Rapala X-Raps. Other baits that produced fish included a jig-worm combo, Galida Grubz and Cordell Big O crankbait. Water low, clear and 74 -76 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
08-05-2015 4:37:11 PM CST

River Report -- Aug 5 We didn't get on the water until 9 this morning, missing most of the morning bite. Clients worked hard; we managed 15 or so bass and three nice walleyes before ending the trip late afternoon. Biggest smallmouth was 18 inches. Biggest landed walleye 22 inches. Also lost a walleye right at the boat that was in the 26 inch range. River Darters and Jig/Worm combos took most of the fish. Water temp 77 degrees, low and clear.

River Guide Jeff
08-04-2015 4:11:31 PM CST

River Report -- August 4 A good day on the Allegheny. During the first hour or so the smallies were quite active. We quickly boated a dozen. Things slowed once the sun hit the water. Still, by the end of the day we'd boated/near boated around 30 bass and one walleye. Several good-sized smallies up to 19 inches. A lot of small to medium sized bass as well. Most of today's fish on Winco's River Darter and Zoom Fluke. Water low, clear and 79 degrees.

River Guide Jeff
08-01-2015 11:42:56 AM CST
River Update -- With the river clearing and finally back to summer-like levels I ran multiple trips last week. The numbers of fish are going up; fewer percentage of bigger bass. Half-day trips are averaging 15 or so bass; full day trips 30 to 40. Lots of small to medium (nine to 13 inch bass in the mix), but still catching ones in the 14 to 18 inch range. X-Raps are producing, as are Winco's 4.75 inch Solid Body River Darter. Higher percentage of bigger bass on River Darter, though some have come on the X-Rap, especially early in the morning. River clear and warm (80 - 82 degrees).

River Guide Jeff
07-24-2015 5:19:50 PM CST

River Report -- July 24 Another pretty fair day on the river. We boated 28 smallies and one northern pike. Biggest bass 19 inches. Quite a few smaller to medium sized bass in the mix, which I'd expect as the water continues to clear. Action was fast for the first couple hours, but slowed by mid morning under another cloudless sunny day. Rapala X-Raps took most of the fish. Some also on tubes fished on Winco Flutter head jigs and Winco River Darters. Water temp 73 degrees by late afternoon, clearing and dropping.

River Guide Jeff
07-23-2015 5:26:28 PM CST

River Report -- July 23 Today started off fast for the first hour or so, then slowed for a few hours. The last hour provided another good spree. We ended up boating 35 smallies up to 17 inches, and one 20 inch walleye. Tubes fished on Winco Flutter Heads took many fish, as did leadhead jigs dressed with a section of Yum Dingers. X-Raps also took a fair number of fish. Water level about two feet above summer average, 71 degrees, and still quite dirty. Clarity should improve over next couple of days with no rain in forecast.

River Guide Jeff
07-20-2015 5:37:03 PM CST

River Report -- High, dirty water persists on the middle Allegheny. Water clarity slightly improved from last trip. During a half-day AM trip we caught 10 smallmouth bass and one northern pike. Several of the bass in the 15 to 18 inch range. Tubes -- including Winco tubes rigged on Darter jighead -- took most of the fish. One nice smallie on Winco spinnerbait. Water temp 72 degrees, dirty, and about 3 feet above summer average.

River Guide Jeff
07-17-2015 10:59:35 AM CST

River Report -- July 17 Muddy conditions hampered fishing this morning, much dirtier than trip of two days ago. We boated eight smallies during a half day AM trip. Two were in the 18 to 19 inch range. Spinnerbaits, tubes, Winco River Darter and X-Rap. Water temp 69 degrees and muddy.

River Guide Jeff
07-15-2015 4:41:41 PM CST

River Report -- July 15 Another good day on the Allegheny. We boated 30 smallmouth bass and lost another dozen. Also boated two nice walleyes. Several of the bass in 15 to 17 inch range. Tubes, jig-worm, X-Raps and Winco River Darter. Water temp 71 degrees, murky, and on slight rise due to overnight storms.

River Guide Jeff
07-14-2015 4:00:44 PM CST

River Report -- July 14 A fairly productive day. We boated 25 smallies and lost/missed a few others. Seven of the bass in the 17 to 19 inch range, along with several other nice ones. Most of the fish on Texas-rigged tubes, some on Winco River Darters and X-Raps. Water slowly dropping (though thunderstornms moving through this evening might change this); 72 degrees.

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