any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter? - Stripers247.com Forums
 
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back   Stripers247.com Forums > Sweetwater Stripers > Interior States and Landlocked Striper Forums > Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
Forgot Password? Register Now!!


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-18-2007, 12:01 AM
wiperwilly wiperwilly is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 26
Default any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

I have been on two seperate charters on two consecutive years on Raystown lake with the same charter service, on each occasion there was 4 of us on the charter and we have yet to hook up with a striper let alone land one of the elusive giants. I did manage to hook up with a couple fish on a solo trip to Raystown whereas I took my own boat and gave it an effort without the benefit of an experienced guide but i was not able to land either of the fish. I would like to take my son to Raystown and let him get a taste of the striped giants. can anyone offer any reccomendations?
thanks.
.....Willy
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-18-2007, 02:04 PM
Sudsy's Avatar
Sudsy Sudsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On the Hook, NJ
Posts: 3,471
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Bump

I'm interested as well
__________________
"I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am"..... Crash Davis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-18-2007, 09:41 PM
wiperwilly wiperwilly is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 26
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

I went two seperate times with Tim Grace and it was not a good experience on either occasion. I welcome any input or reccomendations.
thanks guys
......Willy
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Slowretrieve's Avatar
Slowretrieve Slowretrieve is offline
Wiper Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 455
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Sparky Price is holding some fine, fine fish on his site.
__________________
Keep Your Tip Top Up!
Slowretrieve
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2007, 06:14 PM
pasportsman83 pasportsman83 is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 17
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Well the only guide I would reccomend on the lake would the Tim Grace and his crew only due to the fact that I know they put money back into the lake for the fishery on a regular basis. Im not gonna say much but sparky is a good fisherman but............. Willy if your getting into fish on the lake but are having trouble bringing them to the boat ya should consider joining the Raystown striper club. They have monthly meetings/picnics and they have times where the experienced fishermen will take the newbies of the lake out and teach them what they need to know. Great group of guys to meet!!! There website is www.raystownstriperclub.com If you have any questions on the lake shoot me a PM or email at [email protected]
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2007, 08:07 AM
snobear snobear is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Well tell you what, I've been out with 4 - different guides on Raystown in the past 2 yrs. for 5 trips total. Sparky Price is a little caustic but he knows his stuff too . Caught 2 stripers , lost 2 , and the biggest small mouths I've ever had on . Tim Grace and his crew are great too but much more laid back. had a little slower success with his crew but remember , I went in the middle of the summer with them, not really prime time so to speak. The fish with Tims crew averaged 20 lbs. , so can't complain there. I've fished with all of Tims captains and Tim too. If you want any more info. , contact me privately at my e-mail. Coming from a charter fishing family running 2 boats up in ontario up to 5 yrs. ago , I expect alot from these captains, patience and respect is one of them. I fish Raystown a bit for muskies and stripers. Feel free to contact me if you want to go out. Good Luck !!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-01-2007, 11:40 PM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Bump
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-17-2010, 11:55 PM
StriperStudent2010 StriperStudent2010 is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Not sure if this thread is still active, but the best striper guide i know is: Don Houp. hollar at me for contact information: [email protected] Size does matter. ;)

Traci
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Here's Don

I see he is usually in either first or in the top 5 of all the pennsylvania striped bass associations tournaments - 30 teams 80 anglers.
Very Impressive
http://www.fishpsba.com/tournament-r...n-results.html

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-23-2010, 05:53 AM
striperchaser's Avatar
striperchaser striperchaser is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 103
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

went on charter a few years ago caught a few nice fish the boat we chartered was the skipper who had over 40 lb stripers he was in the fisherman mag from a few years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-15-2010, 09:13 PM
bill55 bill55 is offline
bill
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lemoyne Pa
Posts: 1
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Lunker Guide Service--Matt Devoli--went out with him twice last year and have trip booked for April---each time all 3 of us caught at least 1 striper not to mention several lake trout--he fishes hard and goes strong all day long---great experience each time---have pictures but I'm too dumb to post em here{keeps saying they aren't valid pictures} If interested e-mail me and maybe I can figure out how to send the pictures---lunkerguideservice.com

Last edited by bill55; 03-15-2010 at 09:17 PM. Reason: addition
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-29-2010, 09:42 PM
njwhit njwhit is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 43
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Gotta go with Bill55. Matt Devoli will show you how to get it done.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-11-2010, 10:48 PM
ohiohybridguy's Avatar
ohiohybridguy ohiohybridguy is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 13
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

I would strongly disagree with the recommendations of Lunker Guide Service. STRONGLY! Willy, camp at Nancy Shoals self-guided is the only way to go. If you don't catch any Stripes, the Smallies are always a great bonus.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-21-2010, 11:47 AM
shorts shorts is offline
Striper Hunter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 30
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

Try Dan DiFava nice guy, nice boat, catches fish.Cell # 717-269-4164. He is on the lake most of the time.He will treat you right.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-01-2010, 07:28 PM
raptorsred raptorsred is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Default Re: any suggestions on a good Raystown Lake charter?

I agree. We called another guide but was never able to get an answer. After seeing your post, we contacted Dan and landed some nice stripers. He really worked his tail off for us. We booked another trip for lake trout and it was equally fun. Looking forward to getting some time off to go back.

I highly recommend Dan!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
charter, good, lake, raystown, suggestions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pennsylvanias Pure Bred and Hybrid fishery CaptainMorgan! Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments 1 11-07-2011 11:40 AM
Brinkmans Philadelphia and Eastern Pa. area Fishing report CaptainMorgan! Delaware River 66 03-25-2011 06:51 PM
Lake Elsinore California Standing out Striperjim California - Lakes, Rivers, Bay and Delta 2 02-14-2009 11:02 AM
Public input sought on proposed fishing regulation changes Striperjim Striped Bass Fishery Conservation / Politics / Management / News 1 08-28-2008 09:28 PM
Lake Elsinore California Good News CaptainMorgan! California - Lakes, Rivers, Bay and Delta 0 07-01-2005 02:31 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 Stripers247.com LLC
Affiliated Sites:   Noreast.com   Allcoast.com    2coolfishing.com