Susquehanna River

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Location:
Harrisburg, PA
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.2737, -76.8844
Distance:
441 Miles
Description:

The Susquehanna River is a river located in the northeastern United States. At approximately 444 mi (715 km) long, it is the longest river on the American east coast that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and with its watershed it is the 16th largest river in the United States, and the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic. The Susquehanna forms from two main branches, with the North Branch, which rises in upstate New York often regarded as an extension of the main branch. The shorter West Branch, which rises in western Pennsylvania, is sometimes regarded as the principal tributary, joining the North Branch near Northumberland in central Pennsylvania. The river drains 27,500 square miles (71,225 km²), covering nearly half of the land area of Pennsylvania and portions of New York and Maryland. The drainage basin (watershed) includes portions of the Allegheny Plateau region of the Appalachian Mountains, cutting through water gaps in the lateral mountain ridges in a broad zigzag course to flow across the rural heartland of southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Maryland. The river empties into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay, the ria of the Susquehanna, providing half of the freshwater inflow for the entire Chesapeake Bay.

The Susquehanna River has been associated with boating due to the many migratory fish that are caught there. Many tourists and locals of Pennsylvania use the Susquehanna in the summer for recreation purposes such as kayaking, canoeing, and motor-boating.

Perhaps the most famous of the bridges, the Rockville Bridge, crosses the river from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Marysville, Pennsylvania.

The Susky has been know for years as one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the East.

Cover/Structure:

Many bridges, dams, rock shoals & ledges, islands, grass & rock flats,

deep holes, fast and slow moving waters and all are within in a few miles of river.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Power Boats Allowed, Shore fishing access, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site
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Map for 40.2737, -76.8844
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Fishing Reports

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 12.21.13

Water temp 36 4.0ft Harrisburg 10 Quality smallmouth from 10/2 all came on Campground Special teaser tubes
Capt. Steve Hancock
about 2 years ago (02/07/2012)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 02.07.12

The weather has been abnormally warm for this time of year. The walleye fishing should start to get good if the water temps fall. If the water temps rise a bit the smallie bite may pick up. The spring smallie fishing will hopefully be good this season before it closes for 2 months in may and june. If you are not able to book in this spring the late summer and fall is a great time to hook up with numbers of nice size smallies. -<*)}}}}}>< Your Susquehanna Fishing Guide, Steve H...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
over 2 years ago (01/10/2012)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 01.10.12

The winter has been mild so far and smallmouth fishing is slowing down a good bit from the fall frenzy. The walleye fishing will pick up as the colder weather sets in  and the months progress. Your Susquehanna River Fishing Guide, Steve Hancock-----tight lines!...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
over 2 years ago (10/14/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 10.14.11

Well, thankfully the Susquehanna River is finally getting back to normal water levels and starting to clear up in some areas after all the rain and flooding we have had this early fall. The smallmouth have been biting good and eating properly presented flies and a variety of artificial presentations on spinning gear. The fishing should be good the rest of the fall as long as the rain stays away and the the river stays to her banks. Give me a call to book your fall smallie football season tr...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
over 2 years ago (10/11/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 10.11.11

Well, thankfully the Susquehanna River is finally getting back to normal water levels and starting to clear up in some areas after all the rain and flooding we have had this early fall. The smallmouth have been biting good and eating properly presented flies and a variety of artificial presentations on spinning gear. The fishing should be good the rest of the fall as long as the rain stays away and the the river stays to her banks. Give me a call to book your fall smallie football season trip...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
over 2 years ago (09/08/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 09.08.11

The river is at flood stage and will be unfishable a few weeks. Once things settle down fishing will be prime as the water temps will fall and the fall feeding frenzy will begin. 3- 4.5 lb smallmouth bass are caught in numbers and fight hard all the way to the boat this time of year,. give us a call to get in on the action and to book your trip.       Your Susquehanna River Guide, Steve Hancock    www.susquehannaflyandspin.com   717-540-5379...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service Steve Hancock
over 2 years ago (08/17/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 08.17.11

The Susquehanna River fishing has been great the last few weeks and have had smallies from the 6"-18.5" range coming to the boat for my clients. The catfish have been making appearances along with the smallmouth aggessively attacking our artificial presentations. We have had some good days that the smallies were taking properly presented flies on the fly rod as well. The Carp have been roaming and feeding in certain areas and now is a great time of year to try your hand at these g...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
over 2 years ago (07/22/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 07.22.11

The summer season is upon us here on the Susquehanna River. The river is in its summer fishing patterns and the smallmouth and even a few walleye have been aggressive at times chasing insects, baitfish, and crustaceans. We have had a variety of fly and spin anglers both young and old, novice and avid. On the hot days we even managed a quick swim in the rapids. For you fly anglers this is a great time to get a good size smallie or a large carp to eat a properly presented fly with low and gin...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
almost 3 years ago (06/28/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 06.28.11

The Susquehanna river is fishing its summer levels and 2-4lb. smallmouth bass can be caught. These hard fighting fish often become airborn trying to shake the hook and will fight you all the way to the boat. For the fly fisherman this is also a good time of year we do carp on fly trips. This is for the avid fly fisherman who likes to be challenged. If you do everything right you will be half way into your backing and the drag will be singing. Give us a call or email to get in on the action &...

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 04.06.11

Susquehanna River Fishing is back on track. This spring has been unusually cool and temperamental but fishing has been quite good. We have been fortunate enough to land 20 or more Smallmouth on most trips with some really quality fish. Most of our fish are being caught on Power Team Lures Craw D'oeuvres and jerkbaits. A few crankbait fish as well Most of the crankbait fish came on Bomber 6a's as well as the 7 a's in firetiger.     Catfish trips will start in a week or so ...

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 04.04.11

Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimited Fishing Report   Week Ending April 3, 2011 4708 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 Since 1982 kenpenrod@comcast.net. Cell @ 240-447-2206, Office @ 301-937-0010 www.penrodsguides.com. www.fishdeepcreek.com   Captain Brent Nelson Webmaster, VP of Deep Creek Lake Operations and EIC of LOU Magazine bbnelson@comcast.net. 410-799-9326   SUSQUEHANNA/JUNIATA RIVERS, PA: ***; 44 degrees; clear; 6-Feet now, rising to 7-fe...

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 03.28.11

Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimited Fishing Report   Week Ending March 27, 2011 4708 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 Ken’s Cell: 240-447-2206 (best way). Office: 301-937-0010 kenpenrod@comcast.net www.penrodsguides.com   www.fishdeepcreel.com   Captain Brent Nelson; VP of Deep Creek Lake Operations and Webmaster. Publisher of Live Outdoors Unlimited Magazine. bbnelson@comcast.net. 410-799-9326   SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, PA: **/***; 42-47 degre...
Jst Fishin' Guide Service Dave Shindler
about 3 years ago (03/23/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 03.23.11

Susquehanna River Fishing is Back!!! WOO HOO!!! Things were just starting to shape up and then heavens opened up and the river rose to flood stage. Well that trashed things for a week or so, but fishing is getting back to Spring normal. Smallmouth and Bass are ready to get some food and Jigs of various shapes and profiles are working. A few Jerkbait fish are being caught when you can find that special color water, but the jigs for now are the ticket.     Walleye fishing is here...
Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service
about 3 years ago (03/02/2011)

Susquehanna River Fishing Report 03.02.11

The Susquehanna river is going up, up, up, and the ice has been on its way out. The Smalllmouth will become more active and actively feed as we move into march and early spring.   We have some openings in March and Spring dates will fill up fast.   Give us a call to get in on the action.     Susquehanna Fly And Spin Guide Service 717-576-4217 717-540-5379 www.susquehannaflyandspin.com  ...

Fish

Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Carpcommon-219-fwsw

Carp, Common (Cyprinus Carpio)

Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Muskellungespotted-240-fw

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)

Freshwater
358
Walleye-240-fw

Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)

Freshwater

Guides

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Jst Fishin' Guide Service

Your Guide to The Susquehanna River SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FISHING GUIDE SERVICE FOR SMALLMOUTH BASS AND FLATHEAD CATFISH IN PA. The Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania is well known for its Smallmout...
Manchester, PA, United States United States
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Ken Penrod's Life Outdoors Unlimited

MD, VA & PA's largest and most respected guide service. Sixteen years and 16 guides to serve. Largemouth, smallmouth and stripers on the Potomac, Susquehanna, Rappahannock, Chickahominy and MD East...
Beltsville, MD, United States United States
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Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Fly and Spin Fishing is your best choice for a fun filled productive day of sight fishing on the flats of the Florida Keys for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish. Whether you are a novice loo...
Key West, FL, United States United States
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Life Outdoors Unlimited/ Jason Shay

I operate a 1860 Snyder Jet powered with a 150/105 Evinrude E tec jet My boat it custom built for the shallow Susquehanna and Juniata river It comfortably fishes 2 guest. My main fishery is the lo...
Lebanon, PA, United States United States
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Susquehanna Fly and Spin Guide Service llc

We provided professionally guided fly and spin fishing trips for Trophy Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Specialize in Fly fishing for Carp On the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Trips...
Harrisburg, PA, United States United States

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