Captain Joe Gunter knows flathead better then any other fisherman knows any other fish. If you are considering booking a trip with him, wait no more. I have been out 6 times with him and he never disappoints. Catch the biggest freshwater fish you ever will!


-Jay Hasek-

In 2016 after more than 20 years of guided trips for multiple species I decided to try something in what is essentially my backyard... the Susquehanna Flathead phenomenon! My first experience with a guide in the Susquehanna wasn't very stellar to say the least but then I booked with Joe . Well the proof is in the pudding, a 47 pound river monster my first trip! Joe supersedes every guide I have ever fished with hands down. He is a for real person with mad skills and accommodates all your needs. Joe’s enthusiasm for what he does is through the roof and it reflects in his results. I have fished with Joe multiple times since and just hammered big cats each time. Thanks Joe, can't wait for our next trip!

We just got back from a great night catfishing. Water temp was still too cold to go after flatheads, but Captain Joe hooked us on plenty of channel cats. Captain Joe runs a great operation, from scouting out areas to fish a couple days before to thorough explanation of fishing techniques to moving around to find the cats to snapping great pictures! If ever back in this area, we'll definitely book with him to go after flatheads! Highly recommended!-Jeff Van hyfte

I booked a trip with Captain Joe to fish for flatheads, All I will say is it is worth every penny. I learned a ton of information on the water with Captain Joe explaining everything that needed to be done, how to set the anchors to proper retrieve of the fish without letting it get away. He had a wealth of knowledge he was very open in sharing which was displayed by his experience of the river. I plan on booking another trip for my Birthday which I hope will be just as successful. Over the night I caught a couple of 12 lbers that he called dinks and told me be patient. I landed a 20 lb flathead which felt like 30 but hey I caught it LOL. please book a trip with Captain Joe you will not be disappointed, he makes every effort to insure your success and have a memorable trip. Thanks again

​Joe is the best on the river!! I was told by numerous people if I wanted to catch big cats he was the man. Without a doubt Joe delivered!! Had a great time and will be doing a return trip. Every place he took us on our 5 hour trip we were on fish. Highly recommend that if you are looking for a guided trip there is no other to book with!! Great job Joe, look forward to our next trip!! FISH ON!!

I wanted to thank you again for the great fishing trip! Your knowledge of the apex predator known as the flathead catfish is unsurpassed. I have had the opportunity in my life to fish the Atlantic, the Carribean , the Pacific, the Mediterainian, the Gulf of Mexico, most of the Great Lakes, hundreds of ponds rivers and mud holes and I can honestly say I've never expierienced anything like my all night trip down the Susquehanna with you. 

 Ive fished for and hooked Tarpon , King salmon, Barracuda,Tuna ,Sailfish King fish, and shark but I have never been as exited as I was to fight and land a huge river monster like the flathead. Thank you for turning me on to my fovorite new sport "cat-fishing". I hope to see you again very soon. All the best ,


-Pat Blount-

No doubt the best freshwater fishing experience I've had. Had a blast and Caught a 42 pounder. Will definitely be coming back!


-Doug Jhonson-

Thank you again for such a great time. That trip last night was awesome. It felt more like a trip on the water with freinds than a guided trip. We will definately be booking another trip next year, 


 -Brandon Joy-

Despite the horrible weather, Captain Joe put us on to a great fishing trip with some great fish. Second time out and already looking forward to my next trip! AMAZING job at what you do, the passion you have for fishing and the knowledge and expertise and professionalism is umatched! We had a blast!

-Drew Smith-

Had a blast!!!! Joe was proffesional, knowledgeable, and fun to fish with. He definitely knows the river and how to find quality catfish.


-Dale Hauck-

Absolutely a great fishing trip...Bill is still grinning after the lunker he caught. You certainly know your stuff. We are planning on an october trip with you. I will be in touch when we work out the details. 


P.S Alot of people are interested as well. Passing your name along to all! Thanks again. 


-Dan Mione_



Amazing trip, amazing Captain/guide. Put us on the fish immediately. We caught over 30 Flatheads with multiples being in the 20lb and 30lb range. Truly believe the Monster hit one of our rods almost bending it in half, but unfortunately it did not get hooked. Can't wait to book another trip.


Hey Joe... wanted to thank you for a awesome trip. My son can not wait to make a trip in October. I was wondering if you could send me any more pics you have with us. That would be great! Take care and good luck fishing. That 50lb cat will be in your boat I am sure of it! looking forward to it again!


-Jhon Eiser-

Thanks again Joe for the awesome trip the kid and I can’t stop talking about it.  My other kids are jealous I will definitely tell everyone I know about the awesome experience we had and will definitely see you again for another trip.  If you can send any pictures you have of that night I am going to put them on Face Book so everyone can see the awesome fish we caught. Thanks Again For the amazing time I know it was short notice but you pulled it off.

                         Thanks Again Justin Blymier And Alberto Leon

Fishing with Joe Gunter and the Hooked on Catfishing Guide Service has truly been the experience of a lifetime.  Not only were we able to catch our biggest Catfish ever, but we were able to catch our largest freshwater fish in general!  Where else can you get the opportunity to pull up freshwater monsters of this size in the area?
Not only was Joe extremely helpful and friendly, but he also provided our group with a wealth of knowledge to take back to our area and apply it to the fishing we do on a regular basis.  Thanks again, Joe!  Would definitely recommend this trip to both new fisherman and life-long veterans of the sport.
- Jay Webb - Toms River, NJ


Craig and I want to Thank You again for the successful, safe and enjoyable trip last night.  What an experience. You sure did find the "Flatheads Kitchen".
Total of seven caught, 3 in the 8-9  # range and 4 weighed in at 25 -32 #'s.
Fast and heavy action with little down time. Fishermen might lie a little but pictures don't!! 
                                                                            See you next year,


The best as far as im concerned. Nicest guy you'll meet most definatly knows what he's doing. Got us the biggest fish we've ever seen in real life let alone caught...not once but four times in 8 hours

Hi Joe,

It was awesome fishing with you last night!  I'm really glad we checked that last spot and nailed the two big fish of the night, plus the two state records that got away.
Thanks again for an amazing trip and I hope that your trips this weekend are just as successful!


Joe "the catfish Hunter" Gunter is an amazing dude. What an incredible trip we had on August 20th. The best birthday gift I get every year is the opportunity to fish with Joe. Hooked on Cat Fishing guide service is number 1 on the Susquehanna river. Often imitated but never duplicated, service is second to none. Joe took his time to brief a family member on the fine art of cat fishing and boat safety which led to him catching a 40+ lb catfish the second time he's ever been fishing. Thanks again Joe for a memorable event. May The Fish Be with YOU

-Mike Boothe-

My brother was in from Colorado and I wanted to show him a good time fishing. After calling a number of guide services Joe was the only one who was willing and confident he could get us on the big cats this early in the season (May 4, 2017). Joe went above and beyond to get us hooked into a big cat, and his priceless wisdom and good company paid off when we landed a 44lb fatty flaty and numerous eaters. Joe made this a trip to remember for both my brother and I. In our minds there is no other flathead guide on the Susquehanna. Thanks Joe

 Well that's it I am officially....HOOKED ON CATFISHING! !!!! After reeling in this monster 28 lb flathead I literally couldn't even form a sentence! I was so excited that I'm pretty sure 2 days later I'm still shaking from the excitement! !!!! Joe is the most awesome guide and I could not have asked for a better night! Not only is he knowledgeable but he was so patient, kind, funny and just as excited for me when I caught this fish if not more!!! We will definitely be booking more trips in the bear future and referring him to anyone and everyone after showing them pictures from our awesome trip of course ;)Hands down the BEST guide on the susquehanna river!!!