The Pocono Mountains are a great destination for fly fishing. With plenty of rivers, streams and lakes, the area is teeming with good opportunities to catch trout and bass. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, there’s a great Poconos Fly Fishing adventure waiting for you to get started!
To get even more ideas on great things to do during your trip to the Poconos, be sure to request your copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. We’ve compiled a complete guide to all the best places to dine, shop, and relax. There’s no better way to plan your trip than by using local recommendations.
Is There Good Fishing in the Poconos?
Yes! The Pocono Mountains are home to many different types of trout, including brown, rainbow and brook trout. The average size of these fish is between nine and 11 inches, making them perfect for fly fishing. In addition to trout, you can also find bass, catfish and panfish in the area. During the winter, you can go ice fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Can You Fly Fish on the Lehigh River?
Yes! The Lehigh River is a great spot for fly fishing. It’s stocked with brown and rainbow trout as well as smallmouth bass. You can access it from Tanite Road, Schafers Schoolhouse Road and Martz Road in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
What Can You Catch Flyfishing the Delaware River?
The Delaware River is one of the most popular destinations for fly fishing in Pennsylvania. It’s home to a variety of species such as smallmouth bass, walleye, carp and muskie. You can also find catfish, sunfish and even some larger game fish like striped bass or northern pike if you’re lucky enough to catch one!
What Do I Need To Know Before I Go Fly Fishing In Pennsylvania?
Before heading out on your fly fishing adventure in Pennsylvania, make sure you have all the necessary gear such as a rod & reel combo, waders or hip boots (depending on where you’re going), flies & lures appropriate for your target species and any other items that may be needed depending on where you’re going (such as polarized sunglasses). Additionally, it’s important to know what type of license you need before heading out – this varies depending on where you’re fishing so make sure to check with the PA Fishing and Boat Commission.
Where Can I Stay in the Poconos When I am Fly Fishing?
After a long day fly fishing in the Poconos, you’ll want somewhere warm and comfortable to come back and unwind. At The French Manor, you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips.
Head to our restaurant for a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Keegan Marchand then sit back and sip a glass of red wine near your in-room fireplace when you book at stay in either of our Carriage House Suites. To help release any built-up tension from spending the day while fishing, you can book a next-day spa appointment right at the inn for a deep tissue massage or another relaxing treatment.