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Allegheny River
Allegheny River

Allegheny River
Allegheny River

Allegheny River
Allegheny River

Allegheny River
Allegheny River


 I offer both full day and half day wade spin fishing (If you prefer to fly fish you will be required to bring your own gear) trips for Smallmouth Bass on the middle Allegheny river from Tionesta to East Brady for 1 or 2 clients. We will be wading in water that is swift up to waist deep. When water temperatures are below 70 degrees waders and a PFD will be worn by everyone on the trip no exceptions over 70 degrees it's the clients decision. These trips are graded in difficulty Low, Moderate, and High. We will be walking in a river with rocks and they are slippery depending on the difficulty this is a tough task. Every person should be able to comfortably walk at least 4 miles on dry land most river trips are 1 to 2 miles. You must be able to swim. I provide all the fishing gear except footwear and or waders for this adventure. We will be fishing with artificial lures from Custom Handmade Baits, Rapala and G Loomis rodsShimano Reels, with Gamma line.


The Allegheny offers 120 miles of free-flowing river running through Allegheny National Forest and is Western Pennsylvania's premier destination  for river smallmouth bass fishing. 
 If you like wading rivers, this one makes it a challenge to find and catch these big western PA smallmouth. With plenty of spots to fish along this stretch you'll be able to find out where these fish like to hide during the different seasons of the year. This river is surprisingly wader-friendly and you'll enjoy fishing the valley that this river flows through in which you can find smallmouth in most areas.  It also offers plenty of bank fishing opportunities. 

 This location is anywhere from 1.5 hour to 2 hours north of the City of Pittsburgh. Although we'll be focusing on techniques for fishing for smallmouth, there's always a chance to catch the many other species,like carp, largemouth bass, catfish, musky, pike, and walleye. If you are looking for adventure, want to view wildlife, and learn the best techniques for wading and fishing rivers, this trip is for you.


I can accommodate one or two guest anglers. The rate is the same, no extra charge for

the second angler.

Half Day $250

(Allegheny River for up to two anglers)

Full Day $400
(Allegheny River for up to two anglers)

  • I supply Lures, Reels, and Rods 

  • $100 deposit due at the time of reservation by cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo. 

  • Balance due on the day of your trip by cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.

  • Gift certificates are available for that special angler in your life

  • Contact me for pricing on customized trips (multiple days, third angler, other waters)

  • We will fish in moderate / intermittent rain. We will NOT fish in a thunderstorm

  • We will NOT fish in high water

My guide season is from April through October (Weather Permitting)

You will be required to sign a waiver form before the wade trip

Life Jackets will be available I recommend everyone use one
The client(s) Must bring the following items:

snacks and drinks for a day on the water

(I do supply bottled water and jerky & crackers)


  • A desire to learn how to wade fish in rivers. (these trips are not a trophy hunt)    

  • Patience and Understanding when the bite goes cold

I highly recommend bringing the following items 
to make your day more comfortable:    

  • Hat - wide brims are best, but at least a ball hat that will keep the sun out of your eyes.

  • polarized sunglasses

  • sunscreen

  • rain gear 

Please let me know if you have any other questions about what to bring on these trips.

I am here to make your trip the best it can be

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The river is approximately 325 miles (523 km) long, running through the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania. It drains a rural dissected plateau of 11,580 square miles (30,000 km) in the northern Allegheny Plateau, providing the northeastern most drainage in the watershed of the Mississippi River. Its tributaries reach to within 8 miles (13 km) of Lake Erie in southwestern New York.