©2019 by Due North Fishing




Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Due North Fishing specializes in providing the best bass fishing trips and fishing lessons in Eastern Pennsylvania. Owner and Guide, Mitch Metcalf, sports a long win history in tournament bass fishing and creates customized itineraries for our clients based around their personal plans and preferences. From full day trips to hourly lessons at Blue Marsh Lake and beyond, contact us to arrange the details of your next bass fishing trip.

We are currently closed for the winter. Read below to learn more about our offerings starting again in April 2020. We anticipate this next season to be very busy so book now to lock in your trip.



OMG we had an awesome time on the water today. Mitch is absolutely amazing. He had patience with our many blunders and incredibly knowledgeable. I love that we just needed to show up and he provided everything else. We ended up catching 7 fish total. While in our care, the fish were kept well and released back for others to enjoy. The boat is perfect for 2-3 ppl and he even provided waters. Such an awesome experience and can't wait to get back on the boat with him again!


Mitch put us on some quality bass! We had a great time! Mitch also took time to teach us how to read a fish finder. He was very knowledgeable in all areas of bass fishing. I would highly recommend him!


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.


If you want to learn how to catch Big Bass, call Mitch. We did the 6 hr trip at Blue Marsh and it was awesome. Mitch taught us everything we needed to know about the lake, fishing lures, and techniques for catching Bass. Mitch even went as far as talking to me while I was at cabelas after our trip and telling me what stuff to buy. 100% top notch. Can't wait to do it again.


Mitch is an absolute pro. I got an amazing lesson, had an amazing time in an amazing lake, learned a ton. The passion he has for what he does is infectious. I'm going to be back.


Due North Fishing  is a beautiful balance of down-to-Earth comfortability and professionalism. This concoction makes for the best fishing experience, full of comfort, ease, excitement, and education! They are great at accommodating to your needs and can make the trip exactly what you have in mind. I highly recommend booking Due North Fishing for your fishing experience... I had such a perfect time for my daughter’s first time on a boat, fishing!

Full Day Guided Trip


Our Full Day Guided Bass Fishing Trips offer 6 hours of offshore bass fishing for you and your guest. Using electronics and an in depth knowledge of the lake, we target schooling groups of bass as they move throughout the lake in search of bait fish. Not only do we strive to catch monster bass every trip, we also educate our clients on everything they are hoping to learn. From Fish Finder technology to sharing all our favorite spots, our goal is to provide you with skills and knowledge to apply in the future. Rate is all inclusive for up to 2 people on a private bass boat with our pro guide. For shorter trips, different start times or additional people, contact us. We are happy to accommodate requests.

For the comfort of our clients, we offer trips April through November. Please inquire for trips outside of this period. 

Available Lakes: 

  • Blue Marsh Lake, Beltzville Lake, Marsh Creek State Park and Lake Nockamixon

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Private Fishing Lessons


Targeted to those who are looking to improve upon a particular skill set, this 1 on 1 fishing lesson is perfect for those that want to get out on the boat and learn in a private, condensed session. Custom planned lessons focusing on what YOU want to learn and improve upon. All skill sets (including total beginners) are more than welcome!


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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 in which we live and our commitment to helping all anglers reach the level  they are striving to attain. The knowledge and techniques you will learn 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 an elite level of customer service, expert 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. 

Is this trip suitable for beginners?

We specialize in custom guide packages. This means we tailor your fishing experience to your experience and comfort level. Whether you are a seasoned pro looking to get insights into the best fishing spots and most effective techniques to win your next tournament 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 respect regardless of religion, national origin, race, or gender. You are welcome on our boat.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your bass fishing license and dress appropriately for any weather in the forecast for the day. We provide all fishing equipment but should you prefer to bring your own rods and tackle that is fine with us. There is plenty of storage on the boat for your items. Other than that, just bring yourself! We provide all fishing equipment, bottled water, and we’ll even throw in some snacks!

Can I keep the fish I catch?

To do our part, Due North Fishing practices Catch and Release on all guide trips. 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! 



Payment in full is required to book a trip. Payment can be made via credit card, PayPal, check or cash in advance of your trip. This ensures that there are zero fees on the day of your trip so that you can focus on what’s most important to you: fishing and having fun! All costs are listed above. Payments made by credit card or check cannot be disputed since your making a payment indicates your knowledge and acceptance of our booking and cancellation policy stated here. After booking, you will receive a confirmation email and/or phone call highlighting all of the details of your trip. As a courtesy reminder, your fishing guide will also contact you 24 hours prior to your fishing trip.


In the event you cannot make your scheduled day, verbal notification to your fishing guide must occur at least 1 week 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.



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