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Pacifictime Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Erie
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trips from $650

Endless Mountains Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Towanda
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trips from $150

Rod Squad Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Erie
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trips from $600

Bass Fishing Lake Erie

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(70 reviews)
Erie
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

SunSetter Adventure – Erie Pennsylvania

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Erie
 Instant Confirmation

Don't Look Back Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
North East
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Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
Harrisburg
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Thomas’ Guide Services

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
West Springfield
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Family Time Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Erie
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trips from $450

SunSetter Adventure – 25' Cobia 250

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Erie
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trips from $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pennsylvania

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Pennsylvania are: Full list of top fishing charters in Pennsylvania

The average price for a private 4 hour Pennsylvania fishing trip is $523, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $598 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Pennsylvania that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Pennsylvania are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Pennsylvania are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Pennsylvania are:

Many fishing charters in Pennsylvania provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Pennsylvania are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Pennsylvania are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $150
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $320
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $609
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $546
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $675
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,300
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,400

A Pennsylvania fishing experience will get you hooked! With 4,000 inland lakes and ponds and 85,000 miles of streams and rivers, the Keystone State has everything a freshwater angler dreams of. To top it all off, Pennsylvania features over 70 miles of coastline on Lake Erie, which means there’s plenty of opportunities to indulge in a Great Lakes fishing adventure.
 

Where to go

With endless streams, creeks, and lakes across the state, it’s hard to find a place where you can’t fish. To make your search for the perfect trip easier, we recommend river fishing at Harrisburg and lake fishing at Erie.
 

River Fishing

The Susquehanna River is the largest river on the East Coast, which connects many smaller rivers and creeks. The river is well-known for a great deal of Smallmouth Bass and is also filled with plenty of Walleye, Catfish, and smaller Panfish. Every serious fly fisherman knows that it can hardly get any better than targeting Trout in this area. Whether you’re out to get Brown, Lake, or Steelhead Trout, you only need to focus on streams and creeks that bring extra cold water. 
 
If you’re a beginner, you can start with spots full of stocked Trout, since they’re easy to fool and will bite more often than wild Trout. If you’re interested in targeting Carp, visit in spring during their spawning season. For all night-owl anglers out there, catfishing is the best in early spring.
 

Lake Erie

You’ll find that winter and spring are slow on Lake Erie – the real action begins when it gets warmer. When the temperature rises, the fish move to deeper waters, and this happens to be the perfect time for targeting trophy Walleye. Salmon and Steelhead are usually caught with downriggers, while Perch is best to target by bottom fishing, using live minnows as bait. Lake Erie also has an incredible population of Smallmouth Bass, which is slowly becoming a very popular target for fly fishing.
 

Regulations

  • All anglers 16 and older need a valid Pennsylvania fishing license. You can purchase your license online or at License Issuing Agents, County Treasurer offices, or Fish & Boat Commission offices.
  • If you’re fishing in Lake Erie, you’ll also need a Lake Erie stamp. 
  • If you’re targeting Trout species, it’s necessary to get a Trout stamp. You may also use the combo Erie/Trout stamp.
 
Whether you prefer fishing in the lake or river, Pennsylvania will deliver. Choose your trip and get ready for an amazing freshwater adventure!
 
Pennsylvania
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Lake Erie is full of ice dunes, so you won’t be heading out on a boat anytime soon. Ice fishing is usually possible on Presque Isle Bay. You can target Steelhead at the mouths of tributaries.
 
February
Fishing is better in the rivers, especially in the areas protected from the main current. This can help you locate Walleye and Yellow Perch.
 
March
Fishing in the creeks close to Lake Erie will take you to some of the densest populations of wild Brown Trout in the state. Northern Pike is available in good numbers.
 
April
With spring comes the Carp spawning season, and they’re present in huge numbers. Early season Walleye is present in the lake, especially during the night.
 
May
Besides Carp, you’ll also have great chances when targeting Steelhead or Northern Pike. Catfish are preparing to spawn and they’re showing up in higher numbers.
 
June
June is the best time to target Catfish as their spawning season begins. They’re usually active during the night. If you want to catch them on a day trip, check shallow and muddy waters.
 
July
The peak season for Walleye kicks in as temperatures rise. The fish will move into deeper waters, searching for colder spots.
 
August
One of the best gems of Pennsylvania, Smallmouth Bass, reach their peak in August. It’s better to target them in the rivers and creeks, rather than the lakes.
 
September
Bass feed ferociously in fall, so you can still expect great fishing for them. As their bait moves, they tend to follow them to shallower water. 
 
October
This is a popular time to target Salmon and Steelhead just off the mouths of the tributaries. Yellow Perch and Bass fishing are still great.
 
November
As the weather gets colder, fishing at Lake Erie slows down and the main action moves back to the rivers. Trout and Bass fishing are still good.
 
December
In winter, Lake Erie freezes over and there’s not a lot of action underneath the ice. You’ll have the best chances of targeting Steelhead with a professional guide.
 

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Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Show up early on weekend because there is a line to get into marina we were in line for 45 minutes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Show up early on weekend because there is a line to get into marina we were in line for 45 minutes
James  H.
James H. Gordon, PA
We caught limit, water was perfect temp per Captain Ross. He used a fish finder and we fished not far from shore. We trolled, he had several kinds of bait and lures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught limit, water was perfect temp per Captain Ross. He used a fish finder and we fished not far from shore. We trolled, he had several kinds of bait and lures.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Youngsville, Pennsylvania
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
Michael  B.
Michael B. Penn Run, Pennsylvania
Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Pat  C.
Pat C. Media, Pennsylvania
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Carlisle, PA
Pick cooler weather for bigger bass. July is not the best time, although our guide made it a great experience. And hire a guide who knows his way around the rivers there to ensure you have the best chance to catch the fish you're after.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick cooler weather for bigger bass. July is not the best time, although our guide made it a great experience. And hire a guide who knows his way around the rivers there to ensure you have the best chance to catch the fish you're after.
John  F.
John F. Elkridge, MD
Look up D. D. Rod father captain Dan explains what his set ups are and how they are used and any ? You have he has the answer not only while your on the water but at home we got alot of fish and little more know how for when we go again can't wait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up D. D. Rod father captain Dan explains what his set ups are and how they are used and any ? You have he has the answer not only while your on the water but at home we got alot of fish and little more know how for when we go again can't wait
Joshua  L.
Joshua L. Calcutta, OH
Be patient, fish slowly and you will have great results. Definitely try to fish with an experienced captain like Mark Rose.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, fish slowly and you will have great results. Definitely try to fish with an experienced captain like Mark Rose.
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Mount Pleasant, PA
Use Mr Bruchey as their fishing guide and he’ll show you how to catch smallmouth bass. Pound for pound the strongest freshwater fish I’ve caught and the scenery along the Susquehanna River is amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Mr Bruchey as their fishing guide and he’ll show you how to catch smallmouth bass. Pound for pound the strongest freshwater fish I’ve caught and the scenery along the Susquehanna River is amazing
George  M.
George M. Linfield, PA
If you’re looking for smallmouth and have a boat, it couldn’t be better. If you’re targeting walleye, wait until June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking for smallmouth and have a boat, it couldn’t be better. If you’re targeting walleye, wait until June.
Hunter  M.
Hunter M. Bellwood, PA
The Walleye fishing is spectacular and a knowledgeable captain like Captain Dan is needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Walleye fishing is spectacular and a knowledgeable captain like Captain Dan is needed.
John  R.
John R. Edinboro, PA
Great place to fish the scenery is beautiful and the fish are abundant when they're biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish the scenery is beautiful and the fish are abundant when they're biting
David  H.
David H. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
This was our first trip and it did not disappoint. You have to take this fishing charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip and it did not disappoint. You have to take this fishing charter
Rob  M.
Rob M. Pittsburgh, PA
Prepare to have a great time and watch the weather it changes fast. Other than that enjoy and have fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare to have a great time and watch the weather it changes fast. Other than that enjoy and have fun
Steve  L.
Steve L. Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Hook up with the best charter you can find. SunSetter Adventures is #1 on my list.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hook up with the best charter you can find. SunSetter Adventures is #1 on my list.
Jay  S.
Jay S. State College, PA
i think a psrty of three is sufficient for the boat we were on. four might be a bit crowded especially is the catching is on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i think a psrty of three is sufficient for the boat we were on. four might be a bit crowded especially is the catching is on.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Warren, PA
Go To Amazing Grace and have Larry show you how to catch fish>..... IT was the best fishing trip we have ever been on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go To Amazing Grace and have Larry show you how to catch fish>..... IT was the best fishing trip we have ever been on.
Brenda  B.
Brenda B. Orrtanna, PA

Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Went out in the afternoon, stopped at the spot. Started fishing with lures. Hooked up with the first cast. And kept going from there. The fish were a great size . Pictures are fantastic. Ready fo rthe next trip.
Joseph  W.
Joseph W. Palm Desert, CA
Loco Guided Lake Erie Fly Fishing
Loco Guided Lake Erie Fly Fishing
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Mike provided expert guidance and was a great coach for my son. Some challenging conditions due to the tropical storm but we still managed to catch some fish.
Ray  M.
Ray M. Miami, FL
Thomas’ Guide Services
Thomas’ Guide Services
Fishing charter in West Springfield
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Thomas is a new guide, but not new to fishing. He has great instincts regarding which bait to use when, how to fish various conditions, and when to change locations. We didn’t net a lot of fish, but the experience was great. We learned a lot and would not have had that success without an experienced guide. Thank you Thomas for helping my son get his first (second, third, and fourth :-)) steelhead.
Carmen  H.
Carmen H. West Chester, Ohio
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
I took my 14 year old son for his birthday. We had a great time! Lynn was very knowledgeable. The area is beautiful and my son is begging to go again. Wpuld highly recommend!
Brenna  K.
Brenna K. Bloomsburg, PA
Thomas’ Guide Services
Thomas’ Guide Services
Fishing charter in West Springfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
I had a really good day with Thomas’ guide service! He has brand new, top notch fly fishing gear, and his tackle is meticulously organized. I am new to fly fishing. Thomas showed me the basics with a cool calm demeanor. Thomas put me on a good size steelhead! I’mdefinitely going to book another trip with him next time I’m in town
Chris  F.
Chris F. Haleiwa, HI
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Had a great half day on the Susquehanna with Captain Lynn. We caught 54 fish between us. Captain Lynn is very knowledgeable and is very willing to share his experience. His is truly a very nice man. This was our second trip and will not be our last. Looking forward to next spring!
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Ditch Chicken Charters
Ditch Chicken Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Had a great time! Lots of room on the boat! Captain did a great job getting on fish! I will definitely be booking more charters!
Terry  C.
Terry C. Luthersburg, PA
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain Vincent recently took my friends and me out for steelhead. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and had some great stories. Our trip was awesome, and we all had a ton of fun. Looking forward to our next outing with him!
Kyfer  R.
Kyfer R. Mars, PA
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
If you’re trying to get a great local guide in the waters on Lake Erie this is the man to call. He’s been doing charters for 17 years and knows exactly how the fish act. The weekend I went fishing on was supposed to be a slow weekend (which he warned me about prior and offered a change of date) but we went out anyway and filled the boat with plenty of big fish. I couldn’t say enough great things about this captain and his charter. 1000% recommend.
John  K.
John K. York, PA
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
The picture tells it all he put us on fish we caught some nice ones, strongly reccomend him to guide you to find the fish!
Ty  L.
Ty L. Hershey, PA
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Really great experience. It was our first trip on Lake Erie. And we was not disappointed. Captain Jamie put us on the fish all morning. My son and I will be back next year.
Tom  T.
Tom T. Climax, PA
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Captain Dan and his first mate were awesome! Great experience and I’m gonna go back! I highly recommend these guys!! Really Professional and very friendly! Thanks Dan for an awesome trip!!
Raymond  T.
Raymond T. Kittanning, PA
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Excellent experience from start to finish, will definitely book with Captain Todd again.
Sarah  D.
Sarah D. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Todd and Laura were fantastic. We had a wonderful five hour trip and caught plenty of Sheepshead and Walleye. Their equipment and skill were first rate and they were great with my 8 year old twins. What we would recommend Todd and Laura to anyone and we will definitely be back.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Pittsburgh, PA
Rod Squad Fishing Charters
Rod Squad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had a great time with Rod Squad crew. They worked very hard to see we got our limit. Most charters gave up early, but we continued to catch fish. Definitely recommend them for a great day of fishing on the lake.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Kittanning, PA
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Dan was great. He kept us on fish all day. He was friendly and very knowledgeable
Jon  W.
Jon W. Hambleton, WV
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Al's Susquehanna Guide Service
Fishing charter in Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Allen was amazing with providing tips and techniques to catching these Susquehanna Smallmouth. Very knowledgeable in the history of the River. Good conversation; Nice gear! Just an overall great experience! I will be booking future trips with Al, no doubt!
Rafael  C.
Rafael C. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Had a great trip. Crew friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We were catching fish within 10 minutes of setting lines out. Would recommend this boat and crew to everyone.
Richard  C.
Richard C. Greensburg, PA
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Fishing charter in Towanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had a great half day with Captain Lynn! Caught lots of fish. Lynn was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took us to the fish! Saw eagles and their nest. All in all a wonderful day. Charlotte said in was the best day of her summer!!! Seeing her smile and laugh made the whole trip for me. Thanks so much Captain Lynn!!! We will be seeing you again.
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Todd was patient with inclement weather, and we were blessed with storms that passed by and left us with 3 great hours on the lake. Once we got to our spot 5 miles out, it was rare we had all lines in the water as fish were on nonstop. Caught some really nice walleye with great equipment on a very clean boat. Both captain Todd and Laura were very knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks for the memories.
Steve  S.
Steve S. NEW KENSINGTN, PA