Fishing Guide Service


Due North Fishing offers bass fishing trips and fishing lessons in Pennsylvania on Blue Marsh Lake and beyond. Owner and Guide, Mitch Metcalf, provides fishing strategy, fishing electronics training and bass fishing trips for anglers of all levels based around their personal goals. Our only goal is to help you reach yours. Let us arrange the details of your next bass fishing trip — contact us today!

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On consecutive days, Captain 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 this Fall 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.

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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.


Had a blast with Mitch. Learned a lot about offshore fishing and fishing a football jig. Also learned some good sonar setups and usage Mitch is very knowledgeable and provides a great experience. Can’t wait to fish again!

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I'd read every bass patterns 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 the fish. Frustrated and looking to increase my consistency, I reached out to Mitch for help. We arranged a 2-hour timeframe on a Wednesday evening to meet. I wasn't sure what to expect as I've spent entire days fishing this lake and caught nothing so I wasn't sure how productive we could be in just a 2-hour evening session. We headed out right at 5:00 p.m. and by 5:30, Mitch had us on a school of offshore fish and we'd already caught 4 between the 2 of us. 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!

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Bass Fishing Trips

$385 - 6 Hour Trip for 2 People

Our Bass Fishing Trips offer 6 hours of offshore bass fishing at Blue Marsh Lake in Reading, Pennsylvania for you and your guest. Fishing offshore, we target schooling groups of bass as they move throughout the lake in search of bait fish. Pricing includes up to 2 anglers on a private boat with our pro guide. ​During our trips, we also provide education for anglers on:


  • Bass behavior and seasonal fishing patterns

  • Fishing strategy to improve recreational fishing and tournament fishing results

  • Bass fishing techniques to ensure consistent, productive days on the water

  • Fish finder electronics and graphing training to help you locate and target schools of bass

  • Lake breakdown and tournament techniques specifically designed for tournament anglers

Click "Book Now" to choose an available date and time online. 

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Private Fishing Lessons

$75 - Private 1 Hour Lesson

Improve your bass fishing knowledge and skills in a private lesson at Blue Marsh Lake. We offer lessons tailored to your specific goal. Past clients have sought our expertise in:


  • Fishing Electronics Set Up 

  • Fishing Electronics Graphing Training

  • Bass Fishing Strategies

  • Seasonal Bass Fishing Patterns

  • Offshore Bass Fishing Strategies

  • Jig Fishing Techniques

  • Fishing Tournament Prep 


Our goal is to provide you with skills and knowledge to apply in the future on any body of water. Using electronics and an in depth knowledge of the lake, we provide bass fishing and education for anglers on everything they are hoping to learn. 



What makes Due North different?

Is this trip suitable for beginners?

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 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. 

We tailor your fishing experience 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.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your 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! 


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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. 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 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.


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