Susquehanna River

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Susquehanna River Fishing Charters

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Susquehanna River: 11 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Towanda
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Havre de Grace
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Wrightsville
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(20 reviews)
Harrisburg
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Hummels Wharf
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(3 reviews)
Herndon
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Falls
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trips from $225
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
York Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Havre de Grace
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Harrisburg
trips from $475

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Susquehanna River

According to customer reviews, Endless Mountains Guide Service, Vistaladyfish, and Predator Getter Outdoors are some of the most popular fishing charters in Susquehanna River. Full list of top fishing charters in Susquehanna River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Susquehanna River fishing trip is $396, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $411 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Endless Mountains Guide Service, Vistaladyfish, and Predator Getter Outdoors all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Susquehanna River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Catfish, Smallmouth Bass, and Striped Bass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Spinning. River fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 26616 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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Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
John  W.
John W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
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
(25 reviews)
If you want to catch fish on the Susquehanna, book with Lynn. He will put you on fish. Had a great time on the river
Joe  D.
Joe D. Painted Post, New York
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Managed to book the coldest day in May right before Memorial day, plus 15 mph winds. Capt Lynn still got on fish and we had a great time. Highly recommend.
Alfredo  B.
Alfredo B. Montoursville, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great day with Lynn. He had us on fish all day. We will be returning very soon. Highly recommend!!
Marshall  S.
Marshall S. Douglassville, PA
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had an excellent afternoon trip with Captain Jeff this week. Jeff continually kept finding and marking lots of fish and had consistent action throughout the day. This was the first time I had both my sons on a trip and they had a blast!
Cliff  T.
Cliff T. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors
Fishing charter in Wrightsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We didn't catch a ton of fish but it wasn't lack of trying. The boat was well equipped and the captain was friendly and made a good effort. We would go again. My son caught the 2 biggest fish of his life so far and enjoyed this as his birthday adventure. Thanks Austin.
Ben  T.
Ben T. Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
This was one of the best charters I have been on . No pressure the Captain is a great guy works hard for you to ensure you have a good experience. We caught some big fish that will be remembered for a lifetime. I recommend this charter in high regard and I will be going out on the Vistalady again and again. Thank you Captain Jeff for such a wonderful experience.
Ted  H.
Ted H. Quarryville, PA
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Jeff promised and delivered a memorable angling experience including a 40lb blue catfish We are looking forward to another trip!
Glyn  S.
Glyn S. Hockessin, DE
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Jeff was very knowledgeable and was a huge help on very short notice. Would recommend!
Mike  M.
Mike M. Baltimore, Maryland
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
What an amazing day! Captain Jeff was awesome! We had very little fishing experience and he explained everything to my son so patiently. I would definately recommend Vista Lady to anyone looking for a great day of fishing!
Cheryl  B.
Cheryl B. Dundalk, MD
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
I took my 14 year old son for his birthday. We had a great time! Lynn was very knowledgeable. The area is beautiful and my son is begging to go again. Wpuld highly recommend!
Brenna  K.
Brenna K. Bloomsburg, PA
CHfishing
CHfishing
Fishing charter in Herndon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Made sure we were always comfortable had everything we needed. Baits, rods and reels and very easy to talk to and will teach you more about the ways of the fish the 99% of people on the water! Highly recommend booking trip if you’re looking to share some laughs and have the opportunity to catch some true trophy fish of all different kinds
Duayne  F.  I.
Duayne F. I. Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Had a great half day on the Susquehanna with Captain Lynn. We caught 54 fish between us. Captain Lynn is very knowledgeable and is very willing to share his experience. His is truly a very nice man. This was our second trip and will not be our last. Looking forward to next spring!
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Fishing charter in Harrisburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
The fish were not cooperative today! We caught about four in the morning; the afternoon we caught nothing. It was not for a lack of knowledge or trying. Captain Jeff hit multiple great fishing spots. The River was so shallow and full of grass. This captain did his best in unfavorable encironmemtal conditions. I will hope to do a trip like this again!
Paula  L.
Paula L. Middletown, PA
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Allen was amazing with providing tips and techniques to catching these Susquehanna Smallmouth. Very knowledgeable in the history of the River. Good conversation; Nice gear! Just an overall great experience! I will be booking future trips with Al, no doubt!
Rafael  C.
Rafael C. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We had a great half day with Captain Lynn! Caught lots of fish. Lynn was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took us to the fish! Saw eagles and their nest. All in all a wonderful day. Charlotte said in was the best day of her summer!!! Seeing her smile and laugh made the whole trip for me. Thanks so much Captain Lynn!!! We will be seeing you again.
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Second Year going on the Susky with Captain Lynn and he put us on the fish again… highly recommend this trip. Lynn knows the waters, what lures to use, has great equipment and a great boat. Great times for sure!
Pat  C.
Pat C. Rose Valley, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
This was all around a great experience. I booked this trip for my 12yr old nephew and 12yr old stepson. Lynn knows the river well and had us catching fish all day. The boys loved the competition of trying to catch so many in the 8hr trip. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to just relax and catch fish.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Phoenixville, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Second year and never disappointed. Thank you Captain Lynn for keeping count, lol.
Brenda  S.
Brenda S. Ashburn, Virginia
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Fishing charter in Harrisburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Caught fish. Jeff had good equipment, good boat, sound local knowledge. We caught 15 fish!
Ronald  M.
Ronald M. Willow Street, PA
CHfishing
CHfishing
Fishing charter in Herndon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable about the river and targeted species ( catfish). My son and his friend and I enjoyed our evening fishing adventure.
William  M.
William M. Centre Hall, PA