Saturday, November 18, 2023

Wild Bill Goes Slab Wild

Wild Bill closed out the Legends Outdoors open water season recently by taking a trip in search of big panfish.  Bill found exactly what he was searching for as this veteran angler used light line and Keitech Baits in his finesse tactics approach.  Once the crappies were located, it was "one after another" for quite some time as Bill set the hook early and often on this November day.  He was on a solo mission as his fishing partner Joe wasn't able to make the voyage, so Bill went it alone and fished in water that ranged from 47-49 degrees and comfortable air temperatures that were around 50 degrees.  Bill hauled in over 70 fish consisting of mostly crappies with a few smallmouth bass mixed in.  Some of the hefty crappies even threatened to break the two pound mark as shown below.  Bill enjoyed the fall air and sights as he seen bald eagles and white tail deer as he was fishing about the lake.  We would like to thank Bill for coming out with Legends Outdoors and look forward to seeing him again soon for his next outdoor adventure.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Cold Front Challenge

Curtis and Jim headed out recently on the Susquehanna River for some Mid-November fishing.  Their day had mostly cloudy skies to start followed by clearing skies and a stiff wind.  The air temperatures got into the high 40's while the water temperature was a frigid 44.6 degrees dropping over four degrees from just a few days ago.  Dealing with the cold front conditions, Jim and Curtis bundled up at the behest of this fall day and set out on the river.  The bite was moderate at best as the fish needed coaxing from a variety of baits and colors to commit to biting.  They rummaged up 15 smallmouth bass while missing out on a few other opportunities including a big walleye that pulled free.  Getting out in the outdoors away from their busy work schedules and having a great time together was just what Jim and Curtis needed and enjoyed their day in its entirety.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Rick's Autumn Odyssey

Rick, no stranger to Legends Outdoors came out for a double header of November fishing.  Day one was in Pennsylvania and day two was in New York.  Day one was a combo of deep water finesse fishing and shallow power fishing for the veteran angler.  He managed to grind out about eight bites and caught smallmouth bass and pickerel on day one.  The water temps were in the upper 40's at both bodies of water and a chill was in the air as these fall days reminded us that winter was approaching rapidly.  Day number two was a panfish quest as where Rick used light line and Keitech Baits in his approach.  He caught well in the 30's of fish including some massive crappies that some reached near the 15" range as well as some perch, pickerel, and largemouth bass in the mix.  Snacks and warm coffee kept Rick going as well as sheer determination on his November quest and we look forward to seeing him back again in 2024 for some more outdoor adventures.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Determined Ink Hits the Water

Lee and his son Chris took a break from their busy days screen printing and got out fishing with Legends Outdoors for a day.  Their early November day seen them fishing the Susquehanna River in 49 degree water.  The day was chilly and windy to start and the wind slowed down drastically and the sun shone brightly for the father/son duo.  The pair worked Keitech Baits and light line on the legendary river.  They caught 35 smallmouth bass and a walleye during their adventure and all fished were released back into the river.  They had a great time out in the fresh air, caught fish, seen wildlife and enjoyed the remaining fall foliage.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Chris and Mike's Autumn Adventure

Mike and Chris returned once again to scenic Lake Wallenpaupack for some fall fishing.  They were greeted with very warm temperatures for this late in October and light winds.  The goal was to go power fishing for big bites.  Mike and Chris did just that and had a limited amount of bites, but the results were the ones they were looking for.  The 60 degree water yielded a huge largemouth, a huge smallmouth, a northern picke about 20" in length and a few other bass in the mix.  Chris brought along hoagies for the boat from a local establishment and the men had great conversations about hunting, fishing and rock music.  It was another successful day out on the water for Mike and Chris and we look forward to seeing them back again in 2024!

Friday, October 27, 2023

One Hundred and One

Legends Outdoors regular Jim took his son Jonathan and grandson Nico out for a day of fishing on the Susquehanna River.  The very mild and sunny day had a calm morning followed by a warm wind that blew upstream.  The anglers strictly used soft plastics in their approach and had a banner day of action.  The compiled 100 smallmouth bass and a solid 23" Walleye caught by Nico on a Keitech Bait.  The foliage was out in amazing colors and some white tailed deer were seen along the river on this beautiful autumn day.  

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Matt & Carl 2023

Matt and Carl visit Pennsylvania from their home state of Virginia annually at Lake Wallenpaupack.  October of 2023 would be no different as they fished this legendary lake for five days straight.  All of their days were aboard the pontoon boat fishing in a variety of manners.  They used live bait, Keitech Baits, and hard baits in their approach on their adventures.  They had anywere from fog and clouds to bright blue skies and wind in the span.  Most of the days were chilly and gloves and knitted hats made it much more comfortable.  Each day had its own identity as different weather patterns and wind directions told the tale as the fish were in a variety of moods.  The father and son duo caught several smallmouth bass (two that exceeded 4 pounds,weighed and released), largemouth bass (one that was 5# 1oz. and also posed for a photo before being released), pickerel, perch, other panfish, and two striped bass that were in the 6# and 8# class.  Matt and Carl also enjoyed a staple shore lunch from Legends Outdoors consisting of fried fish and homemade macaroni salad on one of the days.  There was quite an array of wildlife and colorful foliage to be seen by the pair on their days also.  Plenty of laughs, stories, and good times were had by all and we would like to thank Matt and Carl for returning for another year with us and look forward to seeing them in 2024 for another set of Legends Outdoors adventures.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Hitting the 100 Mark

Regular Legends Outdoors clients of Mark and John were back out with Legends Outdoors for an October outing.  They had not taken a trip on the Susquehanna River yet with Legends Outdoors so they decided to try out the legendary river.  They had a mostly overcast day with off and on light wind gusts.  They strictly used soft plastics and light line and had a banner day of action catching 100 fish consisting mostly of smallmouth bass and a few rockbass.  They enjoyed the sights and sounds of the river in NE Pennsylvania and had some tasty hoagies and iced tea along with plenty of conversations about hunting as they both are avid hunters as well.   

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Early October Outing

Jack and his two friends took a nice relaxing trip on Lake Wallenpaupack in early October.   It was very sunny and hot for October with a threat of breaking records for this particular day.  The trio used all artificial baits in their quest by throwing soft plastics and hard baits in their approach.  They caught smallmouth and largemouth bass during their adventure.  As usual there were plenty of great conversations and much laughter on the pontoon boat this day.  We look forward to seeing Jack and his friends again for their next Legends Outdoors adventure.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Lookin' for Lunker Largemouths

Andy and Jeff went north for two days of searching for big largemouth bass.  The mission was to strictly pursue big largemouth bass without waivering.  They had two days of basically dead flat water and sunny skies.  They used soft plastic baits and methodically seined the water with their casts.  They had about 1/2 dozen bites each day and they were of good size as they did catch quality over quantity.  The fish were all released back into the lake.  It was a nice two days of relaxing fishing for these two friends and mission accomplished.