Smallies on the Fly!
OFFICIAL SITE OF JUNIATA SMALLMOUTH GUIDE SERVICE
Drift boat fly fishing trips on the Juanita and Susquehanna rivers targeting Smallmouth Bass .
ABOUT JUNIATA SMALLMOUTH GUIDE SERVICE
Smallies on the Fly!
Full day float trip (8hrs) 1 -2 anglers $450.
Half Day trips (4hrs) - 1 angler $200.
Half Day float (4hrs) - 2 anglers $300.
Flys and leader materials provided and
Rods can be provided at request.
Our season season starts April 1 through October 31 with a break during the Spawning season.
( second week in May - June 15 ) .
We Recommended 7-8 wt. rods set up with floating lines for summer floats and 7-8 wt rods set up with a intermediate line for spring and fall when we are fishing deeper in the water column and throwing larger streamers.
Summer evening floats are the perfect half day adventure and puts you on the water during the prime time of the day for great top water action. These trips typically run from 4:30pm - 8:30 pm, and focus on throwing top water flys and fishing the top of the water column with CK baitfish patterns and Murdich minnow patterns.
These floats are a great option for people visiting the area or coming to Harrisburg for work.
Trips on the Rivers are done in a 16’ Clackacraft drift boat and can accommodate 2 anglers.
1-2 person custom trips can also be had on the Tributaries in the spring for Pre spawn fishing depending on water conditions. These trips are in a 12’ Flycraft Stealth X raft complete with fishing frame and casting braces front and rear, this boat enables us to float the smaller tributaries that have no boat launch access.
I don’t not provide lunches on 1-2 person trips, but will have a cooler on the boat for you to store your lunch . Not providing lunch enables me to keep my prices down and is also a safety precaution due to Covid-19 .
Group trips are also a option if you have 4-6 people that would like to experience the river as a group. These trips would require the use of 1-2 additional guides and drift boats and would include a grilled shore lunch. If interested in this option we can discuss pricing and lunch menu.
JUNIATA SMALLMOUTH GUIDE SERVICE
Life & Career
Fully licensed and insured Pennsylvania Fishing Guide and Graduate of the Sweet Water Guide school in Livingston Montana.
I learned to row a Drift boat on the Yellowstone River in Big Timber Montana.
I started fishing at a early age and eventually picked up a fly rod and have not put it down since.
I am also a experienced Fly Tier and most of my flys used on my boat are tied by me.
I am a USMC Veteran and work full time.
I also donate a lot of my time to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing , overseeing the local Harrisburg program as well as being the Deputy Regional Cordinator for the state of Pennsylvania.
I focus the majority of my guiding on PHWFF participants and this is my way of giving back to our Veterans.
All trips done for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing are done at no cost to PHWFF or the Veteran Participants.
If I can not accommodate you on the dates you wish to book your trip I will refer you to another reputable guide in the area that can provide the same service.