VIDEO HERE: High water puts a hold on some river activities

Isle of Que River Guides:

SELINSGROVE — Even though it is hot and humid outside, a local river guide says they are still technically waiting for their water sport season to get started.

Jim Charles of the Isle of Que River Guides in Selinsgrove says rainy weather has plagued them over the past few weeks.  “We have honestly cancelled more business this spring and early this summer than we have booked.”

Charles says they stick by a rule of thumb to determine whether they will open their business for kayakers to launch.  “I guess my philosophy is if I wouldn’t send my own family out, I would send anyone else out.  When the river stage at Sunbury is at 9 feet and rising, we will not put kayakers out on the water.  If it is 9 feet and falling, we will put them out.”

Following over a week and a half of rain, the Susquehanna River at Sunbury is at 15 feet, but is falling.  Depending on weather and river conditions, the Isle of Que River Guides typically offers services such as self-guided kayak tours, guided river tours, guided fishing trips and more, everyday mid-May through late-October. (Sara Bartlett)





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