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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchman View Post
    The Delaware has become a ridiculous shit show of boats and guides .
    It’s hard not to drive by the Deposit bridge and see a line of boats stacked
    Up one after the other. The rivers mentioned are all good choices, but if you want to use your boat and not drive too far from Hancock and probably not see another boat on the river try fishing the Susquehanna from Bainbridge down for Smallmouth and Walleyes. I know you said Big Browns but the smallmouth on the Susquehanna are a nice alternative . The river has some nice fish , scenery and not swarmed with boats
    and guides.
    Any shuttles or are you on your own

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    None that I know of. Maybe one of the shuttle services that work the Delaware would do it . You could launch in Sydney or Bainbridge and take
    Out in Nineveh or Windsor. There’s boat launches all along the river. The river is in my front yard in Afton. I have 2 drift boat trailers and will leave
    One at the take out with a vehicle. Or just have my wife pick me up. The river sees almost no pressure and
    Is pretty scenic. It’s loaded with crayfish. Streamer patterns and crayfish
    Patterns work. Along with the smallmouth and walleyes there’s some musky I’ve been told. Caught some nice fish and no crowds. I’ve only seen 1 other drift boat in 4 years since we bought the farm. It doesn’t have any the big trout the Delaware has but it doesn’t have the ridiculous amount of pressure and boat traffic either. I’ve caught some
    Smallmouth over 20” that fought like crazy. I wish I wasn’t so busy and could fish it more often.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    DC stay out of Pa. there is nothing to see here. Stay in Jersey. Try the flatbrook or the Musky by Stanhope. The water is colder as it’s close to the lake outfall. Actually, on second thought, I have seen you cast. It looked like someone having an epileptic fit on steroids. You might be better off joining Hatchman on the Susquehanna where both of you can work on your skills and get good enough to fish for trout

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    lol! Keep that dinghy in the Poconos WBDlvr . Just be careful if you float tobyhanna or the Brodheads , the Poconos have become the “ Hood” in the last 30 years , I used to own a few houses there. Many a transplant from Newark and Harlem. You might have to put a few bricks in your new
    Sling purse to defend yourself if they try to
    “ dinghy Jack “ you. Certain areas of the Lackawanna in Scranton can be a little urban too.... lol !

    I’ll take a day on the Susquehanna in solitude fighting some nice bronzebacks anyday over the West Branch when it’s swarmed with
    Guides “ living the Dream “ or most places in northern PA. Central PA that’s a different story.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    DC stay out of Pa. there is nothing to see here. Stay in Jersey. Try the flatbrook or the Musky by Stanhope. The water is colder as it’s close to the lake outfall. Actually, on second thought, I have seen you cast. It looked like someone having an epileptic fit on steroids. You might be better off joining Hatchman on the Susquehanna where both of you can work on your skills and get good enough to fish for trout
    lol!!! I'm bringing the king of the monkeys with me. What's your favorite fishing hole again?

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchman View Post
    The Delaware has become a ridiculous shit show of boats and guides .
    It’s hard not to drive by the Deposit bridge and see a line of boats stacked
    Up one after the other. The rivers mentioned are all good choices, but if you want to use your boat and not drive too far from Hancock and probably not see another boat on the river try fishing the Susquehanna from Bainbridge down for Smallmouth and Walleyes. I know you said Big Browns but the smallmouth on the Susquehanna are a nice alternative . The river has some nice fish , scenery and not swarmed with boats
    and guides.
    You probably should have PM'd that to me. Macfly is already on his way. You ought to hear his mating call.

    You're right about the Delaware though. It's a shitshow and has been for the past 7 years or so. That's unfortunate.

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    “King of the monkeys “ is that what your calling Mac these days?

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    “King of the monkeys “ is that what your calling Mac these days?
    I thought it meant he was hooking up with Beetle.


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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    “King of the monkeys “ is that what your calling Mac these days?
    How quickly we forget. I know you're old but sheesh... It hasn't been that long!

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    If beating the crowds and getting frustrated is what you seek, theres always the Upper East.

    Otherwise I'm in the same situation as you. I want to fish, but can't bring myself to burn a day to go and fight for a spot on the West. I may start trolling some PA streams too.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: Need a change of scenary

    No! Move on, nothing to see here. It bad enough you brought Covid into this state now you want to try to molest our fish!

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