I dont personally target smallmouth very often but my favorite way of doing so is a drop shot with either a Roboworm or a Gulp Minnow. Sparky was our guide and the trip was well worth every penny we paid. Huntingdon County Approved Waters Blacklog Creek, Garner Run, Globe Run, Great Trough Creek. As for the houseboat rentals. More than one million records are already in our database with more being included.
The Princess also offers themed cruises on various days during the cruising season. Thank you so much Steve for that look at Raystown Lake fishing. Greenwood Lake, Hares Valley Creek, Laurel Run, Little Aughwick Creek - North Branch Nine Mile Creek , North Spring Branch, Saddler Creek, Shade Creek, Shaver Creek from DeArmills Mill upstream 10 University Dam, Standing Stone Creek Black Bridge aon S. Section of stream under special regulations. It was beautiful to see.
We estimated it to be eight years old. The Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. Several striper fish will strike at once during the fall months, which can easily kill a live bait fish, so a lure provides you with your best ongoing bait choice. This past week we were lucky enough to have the place all to ourselves and had a picnic lunch. E-mail - - Tim Grace, 123 East 1st Ave.
My family and friends come back every year. We will make a small commission from these links if you order something at no additional cost to you. I like to fish it on 8lb fluorocarbon and target treetops in deeper water, usually around 20 feet. Raystown Lake's longest running full-time charter service. Spend an hour or two when the fishing is slow to idle down banks and get a feel for what is going on. Fall can be a tough time when anglers are catching 18 to 20 pounds one day and 10 pounds the next. What is the ratio between largemouth and smallmouth on Raystown? Dan's Guide Service charters fishing trips beginning in April and continuing until Thanksgiving.
We enjoy this tour much more than the Proud Mary that Raystown resort offers. Big fish are feeding up to spawn and you have a great chance at both big largemouth and smallmouth. They should teach their guys to clean the way hotels clean! We usually buy lunch at the Lighthouse snack bar near the beach. It was as peaceful as I remember. Other than that, go in the middle of the week when it's not so crazy.
The shoreline of Raystown lake also has ample places where you can fish without needing a boat. All you need is a Pa. Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links. It has a large park, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, visitor center, campgrounds, gift shops, marina, beach, a restaurant and snack shop. Raystown Overlook is a place we go often during different seasons; fall being the prettiest.
In July we went for Striper and caught some big ones, also as one that got away but felt bigger on the line than any of the others we caught. See map below for other area attractions. There are two public beaches at Raystown Lake. A 24-pound fish could make some number of good fish fries for us. Those looking to target smallmouth should spend their time on the northern end of the lake where the water is cleaner. You can check fishing conditions at , updates bi-monthly. The picture on the website makes the boat look immaculate, but ours was the opposite 11 Cove Dweller.
It was closed after 9 -11 for a period of time and we stopped going. Choose to fish the conventional way, with a pole, or use a cast-net. Stripers feed during the cool night hours in the summer. Operating Four Charter Boats Daily April thru November! Farther in to the park is the ice mine where they made ice long ago. Bait During the spring months, live trout bait will entice the stripers and other bass.