The Rivers Of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a nice list of rivers worth fishing. Trout Rivers would be the Lehigh, Delaware, Lackawanna (wade only) and Lackawaxen (wade only) here in the east. Then you have a group of smallmouth rivers in central PA to the Delaware River. The Juniata, Susquehanna, Schuylkill and the Delaware have good to great smallmouth fishing.
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
What can you say about the Lehigh River, the stocked trout and along with the wild trout, big water and some big fish. The Lehigh is stocked and has some big wild fish. There is a good wild population in the Lehigh Gorge section and in the lower river. It is not the Delaware but, it’s closer to home. Prime time is April, May and early June and in the fall, late September to December. Streamer fishing can be good in the off months. The river flow is controlled by two dams. It can get high and can get low. You will see a lot of rafters coming down the river on the weekends and weekdays as the water warms. There are scheduled release for the rafters and to maintain the water level for the trout. Wading can be tough and when you do, you will be stationed in that one spot because moving around the river is not easy. The easy access spots are were they stock. There are some good hatches, Hendrickson, Sulphurs and BWO along with Caddis (tan and green). Throw in some Stoneflies, Iysonychia and you can have some good dry fly action.
Bass, Pike and Muskie With Dave Allbaugh
Dave Allbaugh offers lake fishing off his boat in central PA fishing for Pike, Bass and Muskie with a fly rod. Come spend a half a day or full day out on his boat casting streamers and top water for some big fish.
You can reach Dave by calling 814.322.4755 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Delaware River