Pennsylvania Bass Anglers

Angler Profile: Jordan Sypeck

Angler Profile with Pennsylvania's Jordan Sypeck

In today’s Angler Profile, we talk to Pennsylvania’s Jordan Sypeck. Jordan is an accomplished angler and guide who fishes for largemouth and smallmouth bass in Pennsylvania and the Northeast. Keep reading to learn more about Jordan.

How long have you been fishing?

I’ve been fishing for about 15 years, and competitive fishing for 4 years. My earliest memories are going to local ponds with my father. Then after that I started going out on his boat locally.

Why do you love bass fishing so much?

This is a question I’m often asked and don’t have just one answer for. There are many things I love about it. If I had to pick my favorite thing overall, I would say figuring out the fish. Everyday is a little different from the last, and being able to pattern fish activity and behaviors is the most challenging. So once I figure them out it is the most rewarding.

Largemouth or smallmouth bass, which is your favorite? Why do you prefer catching that species?

Largemouth bass over smallmouth bass for sure. Smallies are fun to go play with but largemouth are my favorite. I like to power fish a lot more than finesse fish. Shallow water fishing is a strong suit of mine.

Jordan Sypeck and His Dad Catching Largemouth Fish
Jordan Fishing with his Dad

I see that your dad is an accomplished angler himself. What has your dad taught you about fishing?

My dad has taught me a lot about the game and all that goes into it. One of the biggest things is the importance of doing maintenance on your gear, the “better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it” rule. Another is that time on the water is the most crucial thing if you want to win tournaments. He has taught me many other lessons he had to learn the hard way.

His lessons have helped me not make those mistakes and put me one step ahead of other competitors. When it comes to fishing itself he has showed me a lot of key aspects of shallow water fishing. There is also a lot I’ve learned on my own from time on the water.

What do you teach your dad about bass fishing?

Our styles are fairly similar, but I am able to show him a few things that I did a little differently to get an extra bite. Also I help him read and use his electronics to their full capabilities.

What do you consider the three baits that you are best at fishing for bass?

Jigs and crankabaits. My only advice to anyone looking to learn a new technique is to bring one rod with them and a few of the same lures and throw one thing all day long. Do it until you feel confident and comfortable with it. You will only learn how to do it by repetitive use.

What are your favorite Pennsylvania largemouth bass fishing spots?

My favorite largemouth fishery in PA is Lake Nockamixion. In Maryland, it is the Upper Chesapeake Bay. And New York, it is Lake Oneida. I also do guided fishing trips to these bodies of water and many others.

What are your favorite smallmouth bass fishing spots?

My favorite smallmouth fishing in PA is Harvey’s Lake. In New York it is Oneida Lake. And in New Jersey, it Is Merrill Creek.

What are your fishing goals?

My biggest goal is to one day make it to the Super Bowl of bass fishing, the Bassmasters Classic. To get there, I’m putting as much time on the water as I can find to learn new techniques, fish different bodies of water, and learn as much as I can about patterning and catching bass.

Jordan with an Impressive Largemouth Bass
Jordan with an Impressive Pennsylvania Largemouth Bass

Who are your current pro staff companies?

Keitech USA, Picasso Lures, Accu-Cull, Solarbat Sunglasses, Lowrance, Seaguar Line, Dobyns Rods, and Quantum Reels.

Keitech has top of the line plastic lures from finesse worms and jigs to their famous swimbaits. If you pay close attention to the action these baits produce in the water they are far better than others on the market. Picasso lures have been coming out with some of the latest and greatest in chatterbaits, jigs, and jig heads. Also all of their products are comprised of the best materials. Dobyns rods are lightweight so you won’t be tired after fishing all day but they still have the power to pull some giant fish out of tight places. Also they are highly sensitive rods so you’ll be able to feel fish and what’s on the bottom better than other rod companies. Quantum reels aren’t the most expensive or most hype company out there but their products are top shelf and all 19 dobyns rods I own are paired with a quantum reel. Accu-cull is a company I hope everyone will check out and get onboard with. With the growing population of tournament anglers, results in more fish being caught and tagged ( most times with a puncturing cull tag). Accu cull makes the best non puncturing cull tag out there. The tags will stay on the fish without applying any pressure to the fish’s mouth thus resulting in less added stress on the fish. A hole from a puncture tag can take up to 6 months to heal. Also their scales are very precise, and culling board makes culling extra fast and efficient!

Keitech has top of the line plastic lures from finesse worms and jigs to their famous swimbaits. If you pay close attention to the action these baits produce in the water, they are far better than others on the market.

Picasso Lures have been coming out with some of the latest and greatest in chatterbaits, jigs, and jig heads. Also all of their products are comprised of the best materials.

Dobyns Rods are lightweight so you won’t be tired after fishing all day. But they still have the power to pull some giant fish out of tight places. Also they are highly sensitive rods so you’ll be able to feel fish and what’s on the bottom better than other rod companies.

Quantum Reels aren’t the most expensive or most hyped company out there but their products are top shelf. All 19 Dobyns Rods I own are paired with a Quantum Reel.

Accu-Cull is a company I hope everyone will check out and get onboard with. With the growing population of tournament anglers, results in more fish being caught and tagged, most times with a puncturing cull tag. Accu-Cull makes the best non puncturing cull tag out there. The tags will stay on the fish without applying any pressure to the fish’s mouth thus resulting in less added stress on the fish. A hole from a puncture tag can take up to 6 months to heal. Also their scales are very precise, and culling board makes culling extra fast and efficient!

Thank you Jordan. Will be following on Instagram @sypeckj.