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Poconos Fishing

The Poconos offer almost unlimited fishing possibilities for both the novice and the expert.

Pocono hybred bassSome of Pennsyvania's best trout streams are in our area. The season starts with shad fishing in the Delaware. The 40 miles of river from Portland up to Milford are both bank and boat accessible. Check out the national park information centers for access and rules.

The season continues in the spring with the opening of trout season on the second saturday in April (for us a National Holiday). There are ponds and lakes open to the public during this time for public fishing. Try Brady's Lake, Peck's Pond, Hidden Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack, and Promised Land.

The best streams for April trout fishing are; The Brodhead from Analomink to Stroudsburg.There is limited access below Stroudsburg to the Delaware, but this section has mostly hold-over trout and can be worth the effort. Walk down the old railroad bed south of Glen Park. The McMichaels Creek with its easy access and abundance of fish. Pocono Creek has limited access and a section with special regulations. Try the Bushkill a little later on in the season and into early summer for its best fishing.

The Bushkill is also the best spot for stream fly fishing in the section owned by the Boy Scouts of America. A special permit is required from the Council.

The highlight of Fly fishing, though, is the section of the West Branch of the Delaware River which sports the "Best Wild Trout Fishing East of The Rockies". The temperature is consistantly right and the water pure and clean. This spot is about one mile above (on the river) Hancock, NY. If your an expert or someone wanting to improve your skills try lessons at Al Caucci's Delaware River Club Fly Fishing Resort. 1-800-6MAYFLY. Good luck!

Please call 800-805-3559 and ask for for pricing on custom, guided fishing experiences on the Delaware River. These half or full-day excursions run daily in rain or shine from spring through fall. An experienced guide, boat rental, life vests, fishing equipment, tackle, and rods are included. A valid PA or NJ Fishing license is required for all river trips.

These are personalized fly-fishing and spin-fishing trips and they will meet the expectations of novice to expert anglers. These trips can accommodate most ages and group sizes. We can customize a distinctive fishing adventure to meet your specific requirements.

•  Rates for Guided Drift Boat Style Trip

  1/4Day (3 hrs) Half Day (5hrs) Full Day (8hrs)

$120 1-PERSON $180 1-PERSON $240 1-PERSON

$180 2-PERSON $290 2-PERSON $360 2-PERSON

$240 3-PERSON $360 3-PERSON $480 3-PERSON

•  Group Rates (4 Persons or More)

$ 75 -PERSON $115 -PERSON $150 - PERSON

*All guided fishing trips include: guide, boat, life vests, fishing equipment, terminal tackle (rods/reel), lures, flies,) and bait. Overnight packages may include: breakfast, box lunch and dinner. *Valid Fishing license is not included.

A VALID PENNSYLVANIA -OR- NEW JERSEY FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO FISH THE DELAWARE RIVER FROM SHORELINE AND/OR BOAT A “PA Trout Stamp” will be required for guided fly-fishing trips that will occur on any other Pennsylvania “trout stocked” waters. *Our overnight guests can obtain required fishing licenses online at the Shawnee Business Center located within the historical Inn .