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Susquehanna Smallie Guide for Last Week of March

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I would like to do a guide trip on the susky for smallies during the last week of March. Thinking about going with Joe Raymond. Obviously there's many great guides for the Susquehanna and it's hard to pick just one. It looks like Raymond has a pretty awesome boat and has a lot of experience on the river and I thought maybe I'd give him a shot. 

 

I am not really looking to learn anything new specifically. I've fished for many, many years. This trip is just because I am flying in from out of town to visit family in town and this will be a great chance for me and my dad to get out on the river and fish and hopefully get on some giant smallies!!! 

 

It would be really nice if this guide had a comfortable boat and has really good loaner gear. I will probably bring a bunch of my smallie baits and some reels, but I'm not so sure about also flying down with my bass rods. That may be a little too much trouble for me at this time. 

 

Any recommendations appreciated. If you would prefer to keep them private, messages welcomed too. Thanks. 

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Travis Manson is who I am wanting to go with. He is awsome and Joe is also a wizard in the susky.  Cant go wrong with either of them. 

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Where will you be looking to fish out of?  Pay attention to levels and snow melt.  Late March can be awesome and super fishy or it can mean devastating floods and crazy dangerous conditions.  Pay close attention to river levels and the weather leading up to your trip and talk to the guide about potential conditions when you book. 

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Reel River Adventures, Chris Gorsuch is the guide. Find him on FB

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Thanks for the advice. Keep it coming.

 

And yes, I'm pretty familiar with the Susky. Was born in Lancaster and still have family in the area. Hopefully we get a smart guide that wouldn't put our lives in danger! Lol. Probably looking to fish around Harrisburg down to the Marietta/Rt. 30 area, whatever the guide thinks is best. 

 

Last week of March. Would love nothing more than to get on a mile long drift and rip jerkbaits all day. We'll see if that happens. 

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Don't forget the crankbaits!

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4 hours ago, 5-20 said:

Thanks for the advice. Keep it coming.

 

And yes, I'm pretty familiar with the Susky. Was born in Lancaster and still have family in the area. Hopefully we get a smart guide that wouldn't put our lives in danger! Lol. Probably looking to fish around Harrisburg down to the Marietta/Rt. 30 area, whatever the guide thinks is best. 

 

Last week of March. Would love nothing more than to get on a mile long drift and rip jerkbaits all day. We'll see if that happens. 

Reach out to local shops about river levels before planning your trip. A good guide will be able to put you on fish in most conditions, but talk to them about stuff like deposits and alternatives like the Juniata if the main stem is ripping. You may end up driving an extra hour or so, but you'll be glad. 

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12 hours ago, Mrkbrown87 said:

Travis Manson is who I am wanting to go with. He is awsome and Joe is also a wizard in the susky.  Cant go wrong with either of them. 

No!! Travis doesn't know that river good enough that time of year as he has only been out with guides during decent conditions. If water is high it is very dangerous if you don't know the river extremely well. It is one thing when you

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