Saturday, August 6, 2022

Learning the Ropes

Avid angler John, heard about the potential Lake Wallenpaupack had in the way of the elusive striped bass.  He wanted to head out and specifically target them and learn the ins and outs of the process.  He brought along his wife Sheila that he so often does on his excursions.  They were greeted with a hot day with dead calm waters and blue skies above.  They used strictly live bait as they traveresed about the legendary waterway.  John was learning the ropes and had some opportunities for sure as one was hooked and lost and another was landed after a long battle.  This beautiful specimen was photographed and released back into the water.  The couple also caught some bonus smallmouth bass and a few perch mixed in during the day.  It was awesome day out for John and Sheila overall as mission was accomplished while spending some quality time together.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Team Building

Timmy who is locally employed, decided to take several of his co-workers on an outdoor adventure for a day on scenic Lake Wallenpaupack.  The July outing seen Timmy, Aggie, Armoando, and Michelle climb aboard the pontoon boat and head out on a beautiful summer day. It was hot and very typical of a northeast Pennsylvania July day.  They used a combination of live bait and Keitech Baits in their approach.  The quartet had great action overall getting into plenty of smallmouth bass and perch and a chain pickerel mixed in.  They had many a conversation about a variety of topics and exchanged numerous stories during the outing.  Timmy was very courteous as he brought along tasty hoagies for the group and we would like to thank him for organizing this work group trip.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Summer Sabbatical

Guy and his family took a week's vacation at Lake Wallenpaupack in July.  Three of them took a day to go out fishing with Legends Outdoors on this scenic waterway.  Guy took out his brother Matthew and grandson Sawyer for the day on the pontoon boat.  The trio used a combo of live bait and Keitech Baits to try and entice strikes from the skittish fish that swim in these waters.  They had some solid action under the canopy of blue skies and puffy white clouds.  They caught several nice smallmouth bass, big perch, and young Sawyer hooked into a striped bass that gave him quite a battle (see 4th photo) for quite some time before the strong fish pulled free from the hook.  The family stopped and had while also treating the guides to a nice pork BBQ sandwich at the cottage where they were staying during the outing.  It was a wonderful summer family outing and we hope they enjoyed the entirety of their stay here in the Poconos Region.

Friday, July 29, 2022

July Inquiry

 Joe has lived at Lake Wallenpaupack for many years and wanted to get some insight on how to improve his catches and seasonal patterns.  Joe called up Legends Outdoors for their assistance and a date was set to head out on this scenic waterway.  The warm July day had very little wind and some hazy skies that gave way to bright blue ones.  Joe was very inquistive and learned quite a bit on his day out ranging from trolling motors, to electronics, to fishing techniques.  He had solid success on his day out also as he caught several smallmouth bass, numerous panfish, and his personal lake best of a 27" pickerel as shown below.  An all around successful day out for Joe and we wish him the best in his future endeavours on Lake Wallenpaupack.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Solo Summer Serenade

Wild Bill took a July solo mission for some summer panfishing early in the month.  He goes out with Legends Outdoors many times per year and is an avid fisherman and hunter.  This perfect day seen very light winds, comfortable air temps, and a mostly cloudy sky.  Bill travelled north for a serene setting to do some light line fishing with Keitech Baits.  He had a solid day by catching well in the double digits of perch and bluegill for some future fish meals.  He also caught a bonus largemouth bass that was released back into the calm waters.  Just another great day in the outdoors for Wild Bill and we look forward to seeing him back again later in the year.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Plenty of Fish and a Tasty Dish

Dennis was back at it again in 2022 for another outdoor adventure.  This time around he brought along his friend Jack and their wives on this summertime journey.  They used a healthy mix of live bait and Keitech Baits in their approach on the day.  There was plenty of action on the day as the group caught many perch, smallmouth bass and a nice striped bass at legendary Lake Wallenpaupack.  The group also enjoyed a wonderful shore lunch on one of the islands in the shade out of the heat.  What a great day it was all around for the pair of couples and we look forward to seeing Dennis back again in the future along with his guests.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Walter's Crew

Walter along with family and friends were staying at their nearby summer home at Lake Wallenpaupack at the end of June.  They planned a big group trip which required two pontoon boats to take out his party.  They were going to fish live bait and have a relaxing day out on this scenic waterway.  The action would be excellent for the group as their were plenty of voracious fish interested in the offerings.  Not only did the numbers add up, but some lunker fish showed up big time in the tune of a 13# striped bass, a beautiful walleye, and a hefty smallmouth bass along with all the other quality fish caught.  The blue skies, cold beverages, tasty snacks, friends, family and good fishing.....a great day out!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Empire Trilogy for Ed & Gary

Co-workers and good friends of Ed and Gary took a three day trip to the Empire State in late June with Legends Outdoors.  Typically Ed Jr. goes on the adventures, but he has moved and could not make the journey north.  This would be Gary's first time out with us and would surely be a memorable one for sure. The plan was to fish three different bodies of water and that they did.  The weather was blue skies and very little wind day one while day two seen some south wind and a few showers early giving way to sun towards the end while day three was sunny and breezy.  Mostly plastics were used in catching their fish although some were caught on hard baits, but very few compared to the slower presentations.  Day one was more of a numbers game with the duo catching well over 50 fish including smallmouth bass, perch and rockbass.  Day two was the lunker day as they hauled in 18 with 16 being largemouth bass with plenty being hefty and the big fish of the trip which was a slammer smallmouth.  Day three was a nice mix of numbers and size as they caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish mixed in.  The entire trip was outstanding from the food, to the accomodations, to the great company.  

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Hank & Patty

Hank was back again for this his third year with Legends Outdoors.  He stayed at local establishment of Gresham's for a few days during his stay.  This would be a two-day trip on scenic Lake Wallenpaupack.  He and his wife Patty were picked up right at the dock and headed out on the pontoon boat.  Their approach would be topwater and Keitech Baits for early summer action.  Both days were bright blue skies and warm temperatures along with light winds.  Patty only fished on day one while Hank went it alone on day two as they caught two really nice striped bass, numerous smallmouth bass, a hefty pickerel, and a few panfish mixed in.  The couple had a wonderful vacation at Lake Wallenpaupack and we look forward to seeing Hank and Patty back again for their annual trek.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Great Day at the Pack

A late June Monday seen three good friends went about Lake Wallenpaupack under a canopy of grey clouds.  Tink, Spiderman, and Squirrel had an ideal summer day with light winds, mostly overcast skies, and a bit of drizzle.  This trio used a combo of topwaters and Keitech Baits in their approach.  There were many beverages on board and stories about hunting and rock n' roll that were exchanged during the outing.  What a banner day they would have as Squirrel's first time out with Legends Outdoors would be a memorable one indeed!  They caught two hard fighting striped bass that were very formidable, several good quality smallmouth bass along with pickerel and perch that rounded out a hearty catch!  An all around great summer outing indeed!