Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ice-Fishing Fun

The third annual ice-fishing trip for Mike, Alexander and Nikolai seen their party expand by five as Kevin, Aaron, Lina, Marcus and Evelyn joined in for some February fun.  The setting seen 5-6" of good solid ice on this Pennsylvania waterway and blue skies.  The day did have a strong wind topping out at about 15 MPH and air temperatures reaching near 30 degrees.  The group used tip-ups and jigging in their approach on this brisk day.  The action was moderate as the flags and jigging bites were sporadic for the group.  They caught a few pickerel, some perch, a sunfish, and a big bullhead even took their offering.  They group was treated to venison vegetable soup and venison hot dogs to fuel their bodies on this winter day.  They were also treated to seeing bald eagles soaring in the winter winds as they patrolled the area in search for their quarry.  An overall great group trip out on the frozen water of Pennsylvania and we look forward to seeing them back next year for their annual ice-fishing trek.

Thursday, February 8, 2024


Kevin's Crew from the state of Delaware returned to Pennsylvania for their annual ice-fishing outing with Legends Outdoors.  Their biggest group to date set out in early February for some hard-water action.  Just after daybreak the air temps were in the upper 20's with a light wind before the temperatures started climbing and the cloud cover gave way to blue skies.  The group had plenty of tip-up action as early on the flags were popping left and right as schools of veracious roamed the area in search of their quarry.  As the morning wore on, the chain pickerel began to show up in a big way with some hefty ones taking the offerings.  The anglers enjoyed fresh venison sausage on buns prepared by the Legends Outdoors staff along with some fresh venison stew made with many healthy ingredients.  The action waned as the day wore on and the sun shone bright upon the frozen body of water.  The jigging action was slow to moderate as the anglers pulled in a few perch and a bluegill during the outing.  Some perch and pickerel were harvested for future meals and a great time was had by all.  We would like to thank Kevin for organizing the group trip and for the entire crew for coming out with Legends Outdoors for yet another outdoor adventure.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Open Dates for 2024 Northern Swing (Finger Lakes Region)

We have a pair of dates open for the Finger Lakes Region May/June segment this year. Please contact us if you are interested in filling either of these dates to fish the Finger Lakes/Lake Oneida region.

Thursday May 30th 

Tuesday June 4th

Saturday, December 9, 2023


The entire staff here at Legends Outdoors would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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.