Susquehanna River

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Susquehanna River Fishing Charters

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Susquehanna River: 7 fishing charters available

Endless Mountains Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Towanda
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $150

Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Harrisburg
 Instant Confirmation

Fins and Feathers – Catfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
York Haven

CHfishing

Herndon
trips from $350

Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA

Harrisburg
trips from $425

Al's Susquehanna Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Falls
trips from $225

Mike Salamon Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Tunkhannock
trips from $300

If you’ve never fished the Susquehanna River, the longest river on the East Coast, you’re missing out! This extraordinary watershed is the epicenter of some of the best freshwater action and caters to all types of anglers. If you’re coming here for the first time, there are plenty of Susquehanna River fishing guides that can help you find the best bite.
 
When Anglers mention the “Susky,” the first thing that comes to mind is its superb fishing for Smallmouth Bass. But that’s just the beginning – Trout, Catfish, Musky, Carp, and Walleye are all there for the taking. Going after trophy-sized Catfish is particularly popular on the river, as well as night fishing for them.
 
Because Susquehanna is such a vast body of water, having a local captain show you the hotspots is a game-changer. Most guides have half day and full day trips on offer, and everything you need, aside from a fishing license, is included in the price. If you’d like to target a particular species, some captains run specialized expeditions that could be to your liking.
 
Where you should cast your line will depend on what you’d like to catch. The West Branch is the mecca of Trout fishing, while fishing from Harrisburg, Falls, or Duncannon will put you on the trail of Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Musky, and much more.
 
Ready for your next river fishing adventure? Pick your Susquehanna River fishing guide and let the escapades begin!

Rules & Regulations

The Susquehanna River runs through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, which means that fishing regulations will change from state to state.
 
There’s a general rule that every angler 16 and older needs to have a valid fishing license for the state they’re fishing in. If you’re fishing for Trout in the wilderness of the West Branch, you’ll also need a Trout Stamp. When it comes to daily limits, turn to your charter captain, he’ll make sure you follow all the rules while still having fun.
Susquehanna River
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you’re on the water in January, knowing what to target is key. Going after Bass and Catfish is slow, but Musky are biting left and right, and this is the best time to chase them.

February

It’s still cold on the water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Do some jigging for giant Musky or head to Brunner’s Island for some solid Catfishing action.

March

Both the weather and water are getting warmer, which means that Smallies are more active, and if Catfish is your preferred prey, head to the middle section of the Susquehanna Valley.

April

Are you in the mood for fantastic Trout fishing? It’s finally warm enough to head out to the remote areas around the West Branch where Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout are abundant.

May

Smallmouth Bass are preparing for spawning, which means they’re very hungry and equally aggressive. Up north, Trout fishing on the West Branch is still excellent.

June

Bass don’t tolerate heat too well, so they’ll be moving to deeper waters. If you’d like to get a taste of Musky fishing, get your spinnerbaits out, the noise will make your setup irresistible.

July

Whether it’s Bass, Catfish, Musky, or Carp you’re going after, in July, it’s safe to say that deeper sections of the river are your best bet. If you set your sights on Smallies, having a professional by your side will help you find your catch.

August

Catfish love warm weather, so they’ll be out and about in August. Whether you’re on the lookout for Flathead or Channel Cats, with good guidance, you could stumble upon a trophy.

September

Fall is just around the corner, and you can spot fly fishermen all over the river, trying to find their next personal record Smallmouth. Catfishing is still very good, and Musky are not far behind.

October

If you’re a fly angler on the Susquehanna River in October, you’ve got a lot to look forward to. Trout fishing on the West Branch is very productive right now, as is the Smallmouth Bass bite.

November

Just as Bass and Catfish are becoming more sluggish and not that interested in food, Musky fishing is on the rise. You can still hook a hog Smallie if you know where to go.

December

If you have time to hit the water before the holiday season, Musky fishing will not disappoint. Your next trophy could be one cast away, and with a bit of skill and patience, you could find it on your line as an early Christmas present.

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Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Pat  C.
Pat C. Media, Pennsylvania
Pick cooler weather for bigger bass. July is not the best time, although our guide made it a great experience. And hire a guide who knows his way around the rivers there to ensure you have the best chance to catch the fish you're after.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick cooler weather for bigger bass. July is not the best time, although our guide made it a great experience. And hire a guide who knows his way around the rivers there to ensure you have the best chance to catch the fish you're after.
John  F.
John F. Elkridge, MD
Use Mr Bruchey as their fishing guide and he’ll show you how to catch smallmouth bass. Pound for pound the strongest freshwater fish I’ve caught and the scenery along the Susquehanna River is amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Mr Bruchey as their fishing guide and he’ll show you how to catch smallmouth bass. Pound for pound the strongest freshwater fish I’ve caught and the scenery along the Susquehanna River is amazing
George  M.
George M. Linfield, PA
Great place to fish the scenery is beautiful and the fish are abundant when they're biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish the scenery is beautiful and the fish are abundant when they're biting
David  H.
David H. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
If you’re looking to catch some Smallmouth, look no further! Lynn will put you on the fish an make sure you have a great time. He’s a very knowledgeable an personable captain! He’s also punctual and provides excellent communication. I would encourage anyone to book a trip with him, as you’re sure to have an awesome and memorable experience! 5 star recommendation
Justin  L.
Justin L. Wellsboro, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Late Sept. Caught forty some bass, lots in the 10-12" range, a few bigger. Plus two nice walleyes. Lynn is a great guy, laid back. Boat is large and stable. Highly recommened.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Winchester, Virginia
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a beautiful day on the Susquehanna with Al. He is very knowledgeable about the river, cheerful and helpful, and worked hard to get us on fish. The river conditions were not the best, but Al still found the bass.
David  D.
David D. Telford, Pennsylvania
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Couldn't of asked for a better trip the captain knew his spots and the bite was a little slow but he was determined .. all in all we had great conversations picked one another's brain a bit and caught some fish I would recommend this guy to anyone who wants to have fun and catch fish
Mary  W.
Mary W. GREENFILD Township, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Terrific trip, 20 fish in 4 hours. Captain Lynn was very knowledgeable about the river and fishing. I would recommend captain Lynn to seasoned anglers as well as rookies like myself.
Bill  C.
Bill C. Pottsville, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
My son and I went fishing with Captain Lynn. Great day of fishing and Lynn was extremely knowledgeable and a great host! Will book with him again for sure.
Tim  C.
Tim C. Swedesboro, NJ
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
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 fish today. Both of us had a great time and allot of fun. Thank You captain Al
Ray  K.
Ray K. Stroudsburg, PA
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
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. He does an excellent job of accommodating beginner through advanced anglers, doesn't mind trading or sharing ideas, and is a blast to fish with. I will absolutely fish with him again.
Christopher  R.
Christopher R. Panama City, FL
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Best day ever. my friend Josh and I were extremely impressed with Al's knowledge and commitment to his guest. Caught to many fish to count, maybe a hundred or more. Plus Al is a blast to fish with. We even kept his 23 year streak going! Over all great time and we will definitely schedule again! Thanks Al Andy F.
Andy  F.
Andy F. Coatesville, PA
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had an AMAZING time with Al. He was SUPER helpful, skilled and knowledgeable about the river (low tide) as well as the hot spots. We caught between 50-60 fish!! Id go again with no hesitation. Highly recommend Captain Al!
Monique  W.
Monique W. Syracuse, NY
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a phenomenal day out with Capt Al. Al is very knowledgeable and personable. With Captain Al’s assistance my son and I seen action and tight lines most of the day! I would highly recommend this trip and will be back!
Richard  E.
Richard E. Bangor, PA
Mike Salamon Guide Service
Mike Salamon Guide Service
Fishing charter in Tunkhannock
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Mike! He knew where to go and what times to be there. My 5 year old son caught so many fish! We would definitely go again!
Erika  H.
Erika H. Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a great day with Captain Al fishing the Susquehanna River. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the river and how to fish it. Put us on a smallmouth quick and caught quite a few. After a few hours of bass fishing he asked if we wanted to try catfishing it was a great idea we landed at least 12 , 3 close to or over 25 in. Good times and would definitely recommend captain Al🇺🇸🇺🇸
Michaelle  S.
Michaelle S. Scranton, PA
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Al was a kind, patient and caring fishing captain. He was early with the boat in the water already. We were able to get right in and start fishing immediately.
Paul  V.
Paul V. Luzerne, PA
Mike Salamon Guide Service
Mike Salamon Guide Service
Fishing charter in Tunkhannock
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
The fishing experience was fun and was all hands on experience! We had a great time and had lots of fun.
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Northfield, NJ
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
I spent 6 hours with AL on this hot day of July and it was excellent. it was my first freshwater charter trip and I was very impressed with Al's knowledge and expertise. would definitely do it again... good job Al!!
David  H.
David H. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Awesome trip Al is very good st getting on and catching fish very very personable guy will book again and again
Louis  M.
Louis M. Lehighton, Pennsylvania

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Susquehanna River

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Susquehanna River costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $208, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $347. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Susquehanna River is 18 ft and the most common vessel type is a Aluminum fishing.

According to customer reviews, Endless Mountains Guide Service, Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania, and Fins and Feathers – Catfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Susquehanna River. Full list of top fishing charters in Susquehanna River.

Endless Mountains Guide Service and Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Susquehanna River.

The best way to experience fishing in Susquehanna River is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Susquehanna River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Catfish, Bass (Smallmouth), and Walleye. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. River fishing, lake fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Smallmouth Bass are preparing for spawning, which means they’re very hungry and equally aggressive. Up north, Trout fishing on the West Branch is still excellent. Check availability for local fishing charters in Susquehanna River.