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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anthracite Outfitters trip summary and report: 10-18-09

We had out clients, Wade and Tom for a day trip on the Susquehanna. The weather forecast was for inches of snow changing to rain with wind. Lo and behold we got a break, and the weather turned out like this...

It turned out to be sunny with a few hours of no wind. Eventually the wind kicked up sustained at about 5mph and gusting to about 20mph. It wasn't too bad because it was a Northerly and that doesn't stack the rapids. Up river blows are nightmares. Ask Eddy Rider!!!

Both Wade...

and Tom hit their fair share of nice smallmouths. Both stuck with swimming plugs all day. Tom was hitting on a traditional floating rapala in fire tiger, while Wade was hitting on a rapala x-rap suspending slash bait in the olive color scheme. The fish were in a 3'-8' column and hitting the plugs on the stop at about 4'. Both gentlemen did a dynamite job working this bite!!!

Thankfully they were able to get out with us when they did. The river today is at 18' and the level in these images is about 11'. Needless to say the past week's rain events may have ended our season. I am hoping that we have mild temps so if the river comes down we may get one or two more cracks at it before freezing temps halt everything.

Suffice it to say that the river doesn't look like this today...

That's an island in front of Tom and today it is most likely submerged.

Eddy Rider and I will most likely fish lakes now until ice starts forming which will halt any kayakfishing.

Stay tuned as Anthracite Outfitters will be doing video how to's and seminars on all facets of our genre of kayak angling in rivers and consequent angling techniques.

Tightlines and Safe Paddling!!!

Fish Tank

Sunday, October 25, 2009

River Levels Surge Again.....

Well the rain came down in NEPA over the last few days leaving the river running high and fast. The gauge at Meshoppen was up and then had a brief down turn before being pushed up again to 16.65ft @ 33,200CFS at 8:00am on the 29th of October.

Susquehanna Fishing Magazine Out in 2010!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A day on the water with Anthracite Outfitters - 9/18/2009

Highlights from a day trip on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River with Dan & Hank from Anthracite Outfitters ( Awesome fishing & a great shore lunch that consisted of chicken & spanish rice wraps, coffee, and...last but not least...some fresh walleye fillets. Footage was shot by Hank & I on our Olympus 1030 SW digital cameras. Music composed & recorded by my father, Stephen Adams.
(Footage by Jon Adams)

Sunday, October 18, 2009 Kayakfishing Video Report: 10-18-09 Shamokin Dam, PA kayakfishing video report for October 18, 2009, from Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Antharcite Outfitters & Jon Adams Lackawanna River 10/14

FishTank Hank from Anthracite Outfitters and Jon Adams hit the Lackawanna River for some trout. The bite is on and we are in full swing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10/19 video report: Sunbury Walleye

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Anthracite Outfitters trip summary and report: 10-10-09 to 10-11-09

You can read the Anthracite Outfitters report here at the Anthracite Outfitters KayakFishingStuff Blog.

Fishtank Hank wrote:

"The Fall bite is in full swing. We launched Saturday afternoon, fished, set camp, fished, and fished all day Sunday. We had our friend Jon Adams out with us as well.

The weather was cooler and we launched on the backside of the front that came through. The water is still crystal clear even with a slight bump in volume. I started off with a spook and stuck with it the whole trip. The trick was to get into current areas where the boulders and big rocks are in a 3' to 6' column, also the shoreline drops adjacent to deep water that have the longest sunlight exposure this time of year, and best of all the moving water tail outs where a cast almost onto the shore was employed. Once the spook hit it had to rest for 5 to 10 seconds. Then it was a 1-2-3 slash cadence to the spook with another pause. Usually the pause was short lived as an explosion usually occured. If the fish missed, just pause and start the spook up in a choppy walk and the fish was right back after it.

I can't stress enough the importance of letting it rest "til the rings clear" and the pausing the retrieve on the spook and just letting it drift or sit. 90% of the fish hit the spook while it just sat there. Keep in mind I was throwing a regular zara spook that has a loud rattle. So while it appears to be there quietly, when it is drumming on any semblance of chop, either created by wind or current action, the rattle is clunking, putting out the vibe. It's also a good sized meal for a smallie with fall inspired feed bag on. EddyRider saw this first hand when he missed a swipe from a BIG bass.

Jon was also putting fish in the yak. He was working his go to soft plastics, both finesse style and twister tails. He had his groove on by working low in the column.

All in all it was great fishing with some areas holding good concentrations of fish to the point you could have worked and reworked the area all day and caught, if you didn't need to pull 10 miles down stream.

The aesthetic of the season is in full swing as well. The mornings are cool and misty and envelope you in fog. Then the sun burns it off and the multi-hued leaves show a robust saturation of warm tones in the full sunlight.

The only drawback is the daylight is getting less and less.
The upside is that the walleye should get into full swing soon!!!"

Tight lines and safe paddlin'!!!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Anthracite Outfitters Welcomes John Oast

Anthracite Outfitters is proud to annouce that John "Toast" Oast of the fame has joined the line-up of guides for the Susquehanna river region. John brings a lifetime of fishing and kayakfishing knowledge to Anthracite Outfitters and will help to expand our area of operations to the Bloomsburg area. We look forward to the 2010 season with John on board.