Thursday, January 26, 2023

From Fishing to Football

Three friends from high school of Eric, Joe and Ben wanted to try ice-fishing for the first time, so they dialed up Legends Outdoors and scheduled a trip.  Eric is a returning client from open water fishing.  They were greeted with a cloudy day that had a high temperature around 30 with some persistent winds.  They had about 5-6" of good ice to fish upon as we make sure always that there is enough for the anglers as safety is our top priority for our clients.  The trio learned how to use tip-ups, do some jigging, and even drill holes as they wanted to indulge fully in the ice-fishing experience.  They three men were also treated to a fresh fried perch meal as shown in the photo below.  The action was good for the anglers as they had plenty of flags and caught well over two dozen fish on the day.  Directly from the outing it was off to the Philadelphia Eagles playoff game against the New York Giants for the happy angler in the green and white winter cap.  We appreciate Eric coming out with his two friends and look forward to seeing them back again for another Legends Outdoors adventure.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Winter Family Fun

Returning clients of Mike along with his sons Alexander and Nikolai were out for some January ice-fishing with Legends Outdoors.  A blue bird sky, temperatures in the low 30's, and light wind set the scene for this trio of anglers.  The out of state residents used mostly tip-ups and also did some jigging on this Pennsylvania waterway.  They had a good amount of action on the day and did plenty of running around as is well evident by Nikolai laying exhausted on the slick ice.  They had plenty of fun together while catching a good amount of perch, a few pickerel and enjoying a nice shore lunch of venison sausage and hot dogs.  They were also treated to a bald eagle soaring overhead for much of the day and then landing in a tree nearby to pose for a photo.  An overall great family day out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

January Jumbos

Legends Outdoors regulars of Mike and Kevin were back at it for some ice-fishing in Northeast Pennsylvania.  Mike has caught many big fish in a variety of species with us throughout the years and the next species Mike was hankering to catch a big one of was a yellow perch.  The day was a chilly one with temperatures at 13 degrees in the morning and increasing winds that would top out at about 15 MPH out of the north.  The approximate 6" of smooth ice that the tip-ups were strewn out on made cleats a necessity on this outing.  Mike's mother Janine also made the journey for a day out of ice-fishing as the flags were flying with great regularity.  They caught about two dozen fish including two pickerel and the rest were jumbo yellow perch including a giant that Mike was looking for.  It had tremendous girth and vibrant colors.  The family enjoyed freshly cooked venison franks and beans on this chilly day to warm them up.  An overall great day out and mission accomplished.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

The Genesis of 2023

Typically the first Legends Outdoors outing of a new year is through the ice, but 2023 had an unseasonably warm spell at the onset leaving plenty of open water for some winter fishing from the boat.  Long time client Jim, who adores fishing cold water took the opportunity to get in some chilly water action.  The air temps were in the upper 40's for the day and actully reached the 50's while there were only light winds making this January day very comfortable.  The day started off slow without a strike for a while before Jim settled in and dialed in the pattern for these cold water fish.  He used a combination of hard baits and Keitech Baits to entice the strikes while capitilizing on the opportunuties en route to a solid day of five nice fall fish which are known as the "Tarpon of the Commonwealth" to many and four radiantly colored brown trout.  What a nice winter day it was to get out and do some fishing, have some snacks, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and start off 2023 on a postive note.

Saturday, December 24, 2022



Friday, November 25, 2022

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving morning with air temperatures below freezing was the setting for Jim's Susquehanna River adventure.  The air was still without a breeze as Jim was prepared with his Aftco gear for the cold weather as they set out for the day of fishing.  With the recent cold nights and many cold days the water temperature would only be 38-39 on this day which can be very challenging to get bites in the frigid water.  Jim who is a long time client, thoroughly enjoys cold water fishing and relished in the opportunity.  Jim used a variety of approaches as the guides of the rod froze up consistently for about 1 1/2 hours in the morning until the sun came over the ridge.  Slow and methodical with a lot of patience worked for Jim on this day as he would land five nice smallmouth bass and lost a few others while the blue skies shone overhead throughout the adventure.  We at Legends Outdoors would like to wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving on this very special holiday.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Wild Bill's Solo Sayonara

Wild Bill was back out on the water at it again for his final adventure of 2022.  His usual fishing buddy Joe couldn't make the journey, so Bill went it alone.  The mission was to go for slab crappies and slab crappies would be caught!  The bitter cold November morning was dead calm as Bill sliced and diced the waters with light line and Keitech Baits.  Bill reared back into big crappie after big crappie during the outing en route to well into the double digits of the ones below with several on the day hovering in the two pound class.  In the mix Bill landed a pickerel on the day.  He enjoyed the autumn sun and his typical Catalano's Hoagie for lunch as Bill never takes one day for granted in the outdoors as he is extremely passionate about it.  The icing on the cake was a pair of soaring eagles that spent quite some time close by as if to observe Bill and his successful day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Transitioning from Bucks to Bronzebacks

Legends Outdoors regular of Steve and his father Steve were back out for another adventure in early November.  These avid hunters took some time away from the woods and spend some time on Lake Wallenpaupack.  They had a chilly morning followed by increasingly warming temperatures.  Steve and Steve mythodically fished this stingy body of water as it wasn't yielding many bites for the veteran anglers.  Although the numbers weren't there, the size was as the few handfulls of smallmouth bass they did catch were solid sized ones as seen below.  We look forward to seeing the father and son duo back again next year and hearing more about their ongoing hunting and fishing adventures.  

Monday, November 14, 2022

Rescheduled Rendezvous

Jim and Maria were scheduled for a trip of golfing and fishing at the Finger Lakes in September, but high winds and rains thwarted their vacation plans.  They rescheduled the fishing section of that trip and went to the Susquehanna River on a chilly October day.  Maria does not fish and just enjoys the day out on the boat while Jim fishes solo.  Jim gave the fish a strict diet of Keitech Baits in his approach on this fall day.  He had a tremendous amount of action as bite after bite occurred for the veteran angler.  Jim would compile 75 fish on the day with almost all being smallmouth bass.  He did catch a largemouth bass also that is not very common at the river, but was a part of his bountiful catch.  Jim and Maria enjoyed the sights and sounds of the river along with some sandwiches and great conversation.  We look forward to seeing Jim and Maria back in 2023 for another outdoor adventure with Legends Outdoors.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tom's Crew Fall 2022 Version

Tom and his crew have been long time clients and typically go out on a couple trips per year.  This would be their fall trip on a late October day.  They had a mostly cloudy day with some wind and moderate fall temperatures.  They tried both hard baits and Keitech Baits with Keitech Baits drawing the strikes that they had on this day.  The group of four had a great time start to finish as they endulged in cigars, country music, sandwiches and conversations about a multitude of sports.  They did not catch a big quantity of fish, but they had some good sized largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and chain pickerel brought into the pontoon boat for a few photos.  Another great outing for Tom's Crew and we look forward to seeing them back again in 2023 for more Legends Outdoors adventures.