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. Then you have a group of smallmouth rivers from central PA to the Delaware River. The Juniata, Susquehanna, Schuylkill and the Delaware have good to great fishing. All are great for float trips.
2019 Packaged Trips
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
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
ONE SPOT OPEN For $600.00 Drifts, Food and Lodging
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 from the gorge to the lower river but wading is not easy. From the headwaters through the gorge can be tricky and wild due to dam releases. The gorge can be too high to wade and dangerous if it is and too low to drift. The best way to fish the river is by drift boat. You can find trout all the way down to Allentown. 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 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 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 works with Joe Demaldaris Orvis Endorsed
Drift Boat trips require a 50% deposit when you book a date. It is payable within two weeks via check or credit card (PayPal). 50% balance is due 60 days before the scheduled date. Cancellations before 30 days can be rescheduled or at our discretion, we will provide a full refund. Cancellations within the 30 days before the scheduled trip, you will forfeit your deposit or, at our discretion, we will reschedule your trip or offer a refund. If we fill your spot with another client(s) you will receive a full refund. Please remember that we understand that special circumstances come up in our lives. Please work with us and we will work with you.