Rod Bates will share with you information and show you the equipment he uses to help his clients catch Channel Cats and Flathead Catfish on the Susquehanna River. He will also discuss bait options with you and various other tips to help you become a more successful angler.
Rod Bates started Koinonia Guide Service in 1999 with a mission of providing his clients a safe, productive, educational and memorable experience while exposing them to God's wonderful creation. Koinonia has been blessed over the years and has grown to having four guides, and it is now one of the premier guide services in Pennsylvania.
Rod has taken clients on exotic trips to Venezuela, Costa Rica and Alaska. While on these trips, he has set numerous fresh water line class world records. He is currently on the Pro Staff for Bass Pro Shops, PLANO Tackle, PRADCO, Team Catfish, Snyder Jet Boats, Winco Custom Lures and Sick Custom Baits. These relationships allow Rod to expose his clients to the latest and greatest product lines.
The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV’s, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!