The Functioning Fishaholics

Dec 212015

Remember that SNL skit, “Deep thoughts with Jack Handy”?

If Mr. Handy was a fisherman I’d wager he’d pen the words below.  While I’m not quite sure where this came from, the words are beautiful.


Big props to Jeff for finding that one.

Nov 112015

We’ve been a little over active on social media lately condemning Pennsylvania’s proposed sales tax hike.  I mean who would want to pay 7.25% sales tax right?

Anyway, were you up late last night watching the republican debate or were you watching fly fishing videos on YouTube?  Let us know in the comments below!

Nov 102015

How long does Muskie last in the freezer?  Almost a year ago we went fishing with guide Lance Dunham of L.D. Guide service on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.  It was a cold day on the river but Lance put us on some great smallmouth bass and this AMAZING 43″ muskie Jeff caught on a 3″ rage baby craw.

Jeff's 43" Muskie

Jeff’s 43″ Muskie

Hope you don’t mind me thawing out a post that’s over a year old but MAN what a fish!  I highly recommend Lance to anyone.  If you are hesitant about spending money on a guide, I can personally guarantee that Lance is not only a great guide but also one heck of a guy.

Enjoy the rest of our pics from the trip below!


My first smallmouth of the day



This one has a little bit of the black spot



My Biggest one



Sometimes Lance fishes too



Look at the yapper on that guy! Note the Rage baby craw on a jig head

Have you fished with Lance?  Are you thinking about going fishing with a guide?  Let us know in the comments below.

Nov 082015

What I would give for a nice Bass right about now.  Daylight savings has hit and it’s getting darker earlier.  In fact the temperature is already down to 49*F.  My fishing ambitions for 2015 have (pardon the pun) grown cold.  Luckily I got the urge to start looking through photos and footage from fishing this summer and I found this gem.

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Yessir!  Nothing like a large-largemouth bass to get the blood pumping again.  While I was angry this fish ended up on Jeff’s line instead of mine I’m secretly happy, because I got to video tape the whole ordeal.


largemouth bass

Looking to catch a fish like the one above?  Click here to see what we used to catch this amazing beast!


Sep 142015

March 19, 2011.  The day we were to scared to keep sailing…

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Pretty sure I already told this story but the video never made the light of day.  It was cold, it was abnormally windy, and the waves were a little much for us.  We decided to ground the 16′ Aluminum canoe from the 1950’s about 1/2 mi from the launch at Marsh Creek instead of paddling back across the entire lake.  Since the canoe weighed a ton we fashioned shoulder harnesses from our PFDs and made the portage.  Jeff had to hitch a ride to the other side of the lake to grab our car.

Moral of the story.  If the water is cold and conditions get too rough it’s better to take the hard road.  Real glad we didn’t take a swim that day!

Had a scare on the water?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sep 062015

Remember when you first started fishing and didn’t want to touch the fish…  Our Fishaholic friend Mike is (fairly) new to the sport and is still getting used to the feeling of fresh SWEET fish slime.


While this video was made to help Mike realize just how silly not touching fish is, I do have to say that his technique of removing fish without hands has become somewhat of an art.

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Ever had problems holding fish?  Does fish slime skeev you out?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sep 022015

No time for much of a post.  But catching fish…  ROCKS!

In his defense Mike gave me a good run for my money on the fish count during this trip.

Ever caught a rock?  Let us know in the comments below!

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