DUE NORTH FISHING
ELITE BASS FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
Due North Fishing offers bass fishing trips, fishing electronics training and private fishing lessons on Blue Marsh Lake in Reading, Pennsylvania. Join Owner and Guide, Mitch Metcalf, as he provides fishing knowledge to anglers of all levels.
Our only goal is to help you reach yours. Let us arrange the details of your next bass fishing trip — Contact us today!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
On consecutive days, Mitch took me and my daughter and then me and my son out on water. I didn't think it was possible, but we had more fun this time than last time. Mitch taught us things I never even would have thought to learn but now I use them to catch more fish than I ever have before. He also has the patience of a saint in troubleshooting our day.
I highly recommend Due North Fishing! I am a novice Bass fisherman who is trying to become more knowledgeable. I have now been out twice with Mitch and he has been extremely patient and helpful. I have learned more in two trips than I would have in years trying to figure it out on my own. I can’t wait for trip #3.
Mitch has always been one of the best anglers I've ever known. Today, he proved it again at Blue Marsh. He's one of the most knowledgeable and humble anglers in the area. Blue Marsh is alive and thriving. If you're looking for an unforgettable day on the water, I highly recommend Due North Fishing.
Mitch is the one of the nicest guys you want to meet. He treated my friend and I with not only a great fishing experience but the knowledge on how use fish finders where to look for where the fish where. This was not just a fishing trip he gives you an education on how to catch fish for life. I would never use another guide! Mitch still stays in contact with us giving us tips on everything we need to boat fish. If there is a lake out there and you think fish cannot be caught in it contact Mitch, he will 100% change your mind.
I'm not a rookie by any means but my offshore game was lousy! Mitch showed me his best methods and practiced them with me until he was confident I "got it." Mitch explained to me things on my graph that opened my eyes about fishing offshore and also demonstrated his methods working quickly by boating a couple of nice bass in a spot I didn't even know existed, even though I've ran over it a hundred times. Even if you are a well seasoned angler, if there is a weakness to your game or maybe you just need a refresher, I highly recommend Mitch. I've never been so excited to get back out on the water as I know my offshore catch rate is going to soar.
I'd read every bass book I could get my hands on, watched every YouTube video I could find and spent countless hours driving around the lake just staring at my sonar and Navionics topographic map trying to find fish. Frustrated and looking to increase my consistency, I reached out to Mitch for help. By the end of the 2 hour session, we'd boated at least 10 fish, of which all but 1 were lunkers. While we were fishing, I had the opportunity to pick Mitch's brain and get answers to all of the questions I had relating to this lake and the behavior of the fish within. In this short 2-hour session, Mitch helped me take all the random bits of knowledge I've acquired over the last few months and piece it all together in the context of Blue Marsh. I came away with a much clearer understanding of the patterns the offshore bass follow and how to target that group of fish. A few hours with Mitch really helped to set me on the right path and give me the confidence to go after those offshore fish. If you're a fisherman who struggles with Blue Marsh and are looking for a way to increase your knowledge of this lake tenfold, Mitch Metcalf is your man!
TRIPS & RATES
BOOKING AND RATES
Winter Fishing Trips
$500 - 6 Hour Trip for 2
Our Winter Fishing Trips offer 6 hours of fishing for you and your guest at Susquehanna River or Blue Marsh Lake. Winter Fishing Trips Fishing are designed to target big fish of any species. Pricing includes two people, for six hours, on a private boat with our pro guide. During our trips, we provide education on:
Bass Behavior and Habits
Bass Behavior and Fishing Strategies and Techniques Geared Towards Big Fish
Electronics, Sonar and Graphing Training to Help you Locate and Target Bass Efficiently
Lake Breakdown Strategies
Proper Fish Care and Management Techniques to Ensure Healthy Bass
Seasonal Fishing Patterns
Tournament Techniques Specifically Designed for Tournament Anglers
Private Fishing Lessons
$75 - Private 1 Hour Lesson
Improve your bass fishing knowledge and skills in a private lesson at Blue Marsh Lake. Our goal is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply in the future on any body of water. Using our electronics and an in depth knowledge of the lake, we provide bass fishing and boating education for anglers of all levels. Past clients have sought our expertise in:
Bass Fishing Strategies
Boat Trailering Lessons
Fishing Tournament Prep
Offshore Bass Fishing
Seasonal Fishing Patterns
Lessons are offered on our boat, with all equipment included, on Blue Marsh Lake. If booking a boating education lesson or a trailering lesson, contact us in advance to arrange to bring your own boat.
$200 - Private 2 Hour Trip
Bring your boat or train on ours during our Sonar Trips at Blue Marsh Lake. We provide set up and training for Lowrance, Humminbird and Garmin units. We are up to date on the latest sonar technology, including Garmin Panoptix LiveScope, Humminbird 360 and more. Our sonar trips offer:
Fishing Electronics Set Up
Sonar Graphing Training
During your trip you will learn how to correctly identify structure and bass using your electronics. We also discuss graphing, waypoint charting, side imaging, structure scans and the importance of boat positioning and transducer positioning in relation to the efficiency of your electronics. If you’re looking to understand your sonar better, this trip is for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I keep the fish I catch?
Is this trip suitable for beginners?
What makes Due North different?
At our core, we are educators. We base our fishing program off the love and respect we have for the community and our commitment to helping all anglers reach the level they are striving to attain. The knowledge and techniques you will learn here can be applied to every lake you fish for the rest of your life. From the first time you contact us, until you step off our boat for the day, you will experience exceptional customer service, an elite level of guiding and a true, genuine caring for you as our customers. We are permitted by the PA Fish and Boat Commission to operate in Pennsylvania and carry full commercial insurance through Geico Marine. Our guide is CPR/First Aid/AED certified and carries a current Boating Safety Education Certificate along with a current background check and child abuse clearances through the state of Pennsylvania. You will be outfitted with the best rods, tackle and instruction by the area's best bass fishing guide.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your fishing license and dress appropriately for any weather in the forecast for the day. If you need to purchase a fishing license, you can purchase it online here. We provide all fishing equipment but should you prefer to bring your own rods and tackle that is fine with us. There is storage on the boat for your items. Other than that, just bring yourself! We provide all fishing equipment and bottled water.
We tailor your trip to your experience and comfort level. Whether you are a seasoned angler looking to get insights into the most effective techniques to win your next tournament with or if you have never picked up a rod before, our guide will be by your side every step of the way. We believe in treating every person with kindness and respect regardless of religion, national origin, race, or gender. You are welcome on our boat.
To do our part, Due North Fishing practices catch and release on all trips. We use 100% artificial bait with no live bait ever used on our boat. While on our trips, we provide education on proper fish care and management techniques which ensure our bass are released, happy and healthy, back into the water. We follow the philosophy that the health of our water ways and fish must come first in order to continue to offer great fishing experiences for generations to come!
An up to date calendar and scheduler can be viewed on our Online Booking page. Payment can be made online via online booking or by contacting us to request an invoice be sent to you. Payment in full is required to book a trip. We accept credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, check or cash in advance of your trip. This ensures that there are zero fees on the day of your trip. After booking, you will receive a confirmation email and/or phone call highlighting all of the details of your trip. As a courtesy reminder, we will contact you 24 hours prior to your fishing trip.
In the event you cannot attend your trip on your scheduled day, notification to your fishing guide must occur at least 48 hours prior to your trip. Your full payment will then be put toward a future date of your choice so long as availability allows. In the event that you would like to cancel your trip for whatever reason, a cancellation fee of $100 will apply. The remainder of the trip’s payment will then be refunded to you. Cancellations due to weather conditions will be at the discretion of Due North Fishing.