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 Falls, 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!

The Governor is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to outdoor activities. Beginning May 1, 2020 guiding is permitted as long as social distancing and masking guidelines are respected including maintaining six feet distance and no more than 2 guests are allowed on charter boats



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Smallmouth Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $275
    These trips will start at 6:00 Am and end at Noon. This is a very popular summer trip as you will be fishing the prime time. You can always add to this trip if you want. Based on my schedule.
  • Private trip
    Largemouth Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $275
    We will be fishing a private lake in the Poconos of PA. Last year a 8 pound beauty was caught out of this lake. Many 3 plus pound in this lake. Also a very good population of Pickerel and Calicos if you would like to fish for them.
  • Private trip
    Walleye Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $275
    You will target Walleye on the Susquehanna River. These trips will run 4 to 6 hours depending on weather conditions and how the bite is going. These trips will originate from Falls or Tunkhannock.
  • Private trip
    Susquehanna Catfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    We will venture out on the Susquehanna River and catch Catfish. Most will be Channel Cats with a occasional Flathead mixed in. I provide all necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Smallmouth Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $225
    This is a 4 hour morning trip. Everything is included, just bring your license and a lunch.
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About the Captain

Allen Casal
Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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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) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Catfish Catfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Walleye Walleye

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

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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PayPal

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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October smallmouth on the Susquehanna

VERIFIED   Full Day Smallmouth Trip on October 5, 2020
I took my dad out for a full day trip with Al and had a great time.  Al is courteous, knowledgeable, and great to fish with. ...
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Andy F.
Coatesville, PA
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3/4 day smallmouth trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Smallmouth Adventure on October 2, 2020
Best day ever. my friend Josh and I were extremely impressed with Al’s knowledge and commitment to his guest. Caught to many...
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Monique W.
Syracuse, NY
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Day trip with Captain Al

VERIFIED   Full Day Smallmouth Trip on September 28, 2020
We had an AMAZING time with Al. He was SUPER helpful, skilled and knowledgeable about the river (low tide) as well as the hot...
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Bangor, PA
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Bass Trip with Captain Al

VERIFIED   Specialty Catfish Trip (AM) on September 26, 2020
We had a phenomenal day out with Capt Al. Al is very knowledgeable and personable. With Captain Al’s assistance my son and...
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Fishing with Allen

VERIFIED   Walleye Trip on October 10, 2020
The captain was a nice guide , My wife was with me and he was very accommodating and also taught my wife to catch some great...
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FAQs about Al's Susquehanna Guide Service

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Smallmouth Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $250 per group - Susquehanna Catfish (5 hours)
  • $275 per group - 3/4 Day Smallmouth Adventure (6 hours)
  • $275 per group - Largemouth Bass (6 hours)
  • $275 per group - Walleye Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Al's Susquehanna Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • 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
  • Lures (All lures provided)
  • Drinks (Water provided )
  • Fishing License (You will need a PA. Fishing license )

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Susquehanna North Branch )
  • Lake Fishing (Various lakes available upon request )
  • Inshore Fishing (Susquehanna River North Branch)

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)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye