Al's Susquehanna Guide Service

Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service offers guided fishing trips on the Susquehanna North Branch. You can join your guide Allen Casal on the water almost any time of day, fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Catfish. He supplies everything you need, just bring your rain gear and a fishing license!

You will fish aboard a 19’ RiverPro LoPro originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200 HP Mercury sport jet engine, this craft boasts a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. Her sleek design allows you to efficiently run the river, even at its lowest levels. She comes equipped with a Minn Kota trolling motor and Hummingbird units. There is room on board for up to three passengers.

While fishing the North Branch of the Susquehanna River you can target Smallmouth Bass, some of the hardest fighting fish known to anglers. Depending on the time of year, you are likely to reel in Walleye as well. Those who are looking to have a more laid-back adventure will enjoy Al’s specialty trip, targeting Channel Catfish for several hours.

You will target your catch using light tackle and a variety of techniques. Depending on the species, you might try your hand at spinning, jigging, or popping. Your guide Al provides top-of-the-line fishing gear, featuring the craftsmanship of Shimano, St. Croix, Rapala, Suffex, Keitech USA, and Zman. Fly fishermen are welcome, just be sure to bring your own fly rod.

Trips run by Al’s Susquehanna Guide Service depart from Various locations on the North Branch Susquehanna river in PA located just a few miles from Interstate 81 and the northeast extension of the PA Turnpike. Be sure to bring a valid fishing license and your lunch.

Come aboard today and experience great freshwater sport fishing on the Susquehanna River.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $325
    These trips will start at 6:00 a.m. Come and enjoy world-class Smallmouth Bass fishing in the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Smallmouth
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    Full day, smallmouth fishing adventure on the beautiful Susquehanna river North branch.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
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Russell S.
Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Half day trip with captain Al

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Smallmouth (AM) on September 16, 2023
Great teacher , very knowledgeable on the River . Will use again !
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Korn Krest, PA
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Half day trip with captain Al

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass on July 30, 2023
Trip was great. Tons of Smallies. Going again in November. Can’t wait !!
Mike M. recommends Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
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Rafael C.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass on September 3, 2022
Allen was amazing with providing tips and techniques to catching these Susquehanna Smallmouth.  Very knowledgeable in the...
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Andrew F.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass on June 9, 2023
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Rodger F.
Clarks Summit, PA
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Fishing with Allen

VERIFIED   Half Day Smallmouth Trip (PM) on July 17, 2019
My son and I spent a wonderful morning catching Susquehanna smallmouths yesterday under the guidance of Al Casal.  Originally...
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FAQs about Al's Susquehanna Guide Service

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (6 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 8 Hour Smallmouth (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Al's Susquehanna Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn-Kota Ultrex
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Al's Susquehanna Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (All lures provided)
  • Fishing License (You will need a PA. Fishing license )

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Various lakes available upon request )

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning tackle )
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Catfish)
  • Trolling (For musky)
  • Spinning (We use mostly St-croix rods and Shimano reels )
  • Jigging (We fish a lot of HDTACKLE and Zman)
  • Popping (Smallmouth love topwater we throw mostly Rapala bai)
  • Fly Fishing (I welcome fly fisherman and usually have good succ.)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Al's Susquehanna Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Allen Casal
Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
35 Fishing Reports
21 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since September 2017
Allen Casal is a full time guide with 50 years of Bass fishing experience. He started guiding trips on the Susquehanna River after many years on the Bass Tournament Trails. He caters to anglers of all aspirations and skill levels, from the hardcore sport fisherman to the beginner casting lines for the first time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat specs

RiverPro (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Mercury sportjet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Various lakes available upon request

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Catfish
Trolling
For musky
Spinning
We use mostly St-croix rods and Shimano reels
Jigging
We fish a lot of HDTACKLE and Zman
Popping
Smallmouth love topwater we throw mostly Rapala bai
Fly Fishing
I welcome fly fisherman and usually have good succ.
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn-Kota Ultrex
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
All lures provided
Fishing License
You will need a PA. Fishing license

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children 12 and up allowed
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed
All Bass must be released unharmed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Smallmouth must be released

Payment

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