The Rivers Of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a nice list of rivers worth fishing. Trout Rivers would be the Lehigh, Delaware, Lackawanna and Lackawaxen here in the east. The you have a group of smallmouth streams from central PA to the Delaware River. The Juniata, Susquehanna, Schuylkill and the Delaware have good to great fishing.
NEW FOR 2019!
Susquehanna/Juniata Drift Boat Trip Packages
We are offering a two day, two night package the Sky Blue Way, Food, Guiding and Lodging. Flies and equipment as needed.
Brian Shumaker, owner of Susquehanna River Guides, will be the host/guide. A brief description of the fishery can be found below.
July 26th, 27th and 28th
August 9th, 10th and 11th
Cost is $1,200.00 for two anglers. If you are a single angler we can most likely find another to full up the boat. Cost would be $600.00 pp
Two boats/4 clients trips available.
Day 1 – Meet up with Brian at noon. You will fish either the Susquehanna or Juniata River. Conditions will determine where. You will drift until dark. Lunch and dinner provided.
Day 2 – will be a full day drift. Again which river will be fished will be up to Brian. The goal is to fish both. Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided.
Day 3 – is check out time. Breakfast provided across the street.
Lodging and Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided.
Breakfast is at a diner across the street, Lunch on the stream and dinner will be at a local pub.
Lodging is in Mt. Holly Springs and it has two bedrooms, TV, WIFI and a kitchen. All linens and towels provided.
Discount available if lodging, breakfast and dinner is not needed.
The Lehigh River has a lot of access, but wading is not easy. The best way to fish the river is by drift boat. The Lehigh Coldwater Alliance has played a major roll is working with the Army Corp of Engineers to maintain a minimum release for trout fishing that will last into the summer months, if not year round. The Lehigh is form by two reservoirs and receives additional shots of cold water throughout its run to Allentown. It has a wild trout population and is stocked by the state. The Lehigh Stocking Association also stocks trout. Major hatches are Hendricksons, Caddis, Sulphurs, BWO along with some Stoneflies. Fish over 18 inches are caught on a regular basis and trout over 26 inches have been caught. If you are looking for a western experience close to home, a drift boat trip will give you a day that you won’t forget. We work with Rivers Outdoor Adventures. Rivers Outdoor Adventures is, bar far, the most experience guide service on the Lehigh River, well over 25 years.
Full Day Walk/Wade Fishing for 1 or 2 anglers – $400.00
“Prime Time” Float Trip (approx. 7 hours) for 1 or 2 anglers – $420.00
Full Day Upper Gorge Float – $450.00 Plus $20.00 pp (access fee)
Full Day Float Trip for 1 or 2 anglers – $440.00
Ask About Our Packaged Trips, Drift, Food and Lodging
Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers
The Susquehanna River is coming back to life. After many years of poor bass fishing the river has shown some of it’s old glory of 30 to 50 plus fish days. Size and health has greatly improved. If you like throwing streamers, poppers or hitting the white fly hatch, the Susquehanna or Juniata is the place. Drift boat trips are the best way to cover the water. Sometimes, depending on water level, we park the boat and you get out and wade fish. Come and enjoy some of the best, if not the best, smallmouth fishing in Pennsylvania. Half Day $350.00 Full Day $500.00
The Delaware River
Sky Blue Delaware River Isonychia Trip (2 drifts/2 nights)
October 10th, 11th and 12th, 2019
Let’s hit the Isonychia hatch on the Delaware. Arrive on the 10th by noon and drift until dark. October 11th, a full day drift. Local guides, lodging and drift boat trips included. Breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on your own after the drift. Hosted by Rick. Cost is $ 900.00 pp limit is 5 clients.
We work with Joe Demaldaris at
50% deposit required when you book a day trip. Balance (or full payment) is due 14 days before depending on your booking date. Cancellations within 60 days (deposit) you will receive credit towards another trip within 12 months. Cancellations within 14 days you will forfeit your full payment or receive credit for a trip within 12 months, at Sky Blue Outfitters discretion. We will try and fill your booking and you would receive a full refund if we can book your date.
We understand that special circumstances come up and we will do our best to accommodate your situation. Please work with us and we will work with you.
The above policy does not apply to any trip outside of Pennsylvania. Please contact SBO about trips outside of Pennsylvania to the Upper Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Montana, Florida or any state outside of Pennsylvania.