Pennsylvania Fishing Charters

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Pennsylvania: 42 fishing charters available
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Towanda
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trips from US $150
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Wrightsville
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Erie
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trips from US $700
Excellent
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Erie
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trips from US $650
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4.8 / 5
(93 reviews)
Erie
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Erie
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Erie
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trips from US $240
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Erie
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trips from US $500
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4.9 / 5
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Fairview
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pennsylvania


Der durchschnittliche Preis für einen 4-stündigen privaten Angelausflug in Pennsylvania ist US $501. Ein 8-stündiger privater Angelausflug kostet durchschnittlich US $605 basierend auf Preisen von FishingBooker.com.

Angelausflüge in Pennsylvania, die von Familien sehr gute Bewertungen erhalten haben, sind:

Die beliebtesten 3 Fischarten, die auf geführten Angelausflügen in Pennsylvania gefangen werden, sind:

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Die Top-Angelarten von 3 in Pennsylvania sind:

Viele Angelausflüge in Pennsylvania bieten Ruten, Rollen und Angelgeräte an. Einige der am besten bewerteten sind:

Laut Kundenbewertungen auf FishingBooker.com sind einige der am besten bewerteten Charterkapitäne in Pennsylvania:

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Einige der Angelausflüge, die von Angelchartern in Pennsylvania angeboten werden, sind:
  • 2-Stunden Fangreisen – €277
  • 3-Stunden Fangreisen – €139
  • 4-Stunden Fangreisen – €444
  • 5-Stunden Fangreisen – €516
  • 6-Stunden Fangreisen – €508
  • 7-Stunden Fangreisen – €626
  • 8-Stunden Fangreisen – €501
  • 10-Stunden Fangreisen – €600

Fishing in Pennsylvania

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Pennsylvania

Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors Houston, Texas
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing Irwin, Pennsylvania
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing Dallas, PA
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing Amherst, VA
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie New Columbia, PA
I was able to stay busy all day catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, along with the occasional bluegill. If you're looking for a fun day on the water, this is a good spot to go fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was able to stay busy all day catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, along with the occasional bluegill. If you're looking for a fun day on the water, this is a good spot to go fishing.
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA Port Huron, MI
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing Fombell, PA
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie Shinglehouse, PA
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing Petrolia, PA
Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service 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!
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service 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!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie 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.
Barr None Fishing
Barr None Fishing 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!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing 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
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service 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!
Bandit Sportfishing Charters
Bandit Sportfishing Charters Carlisle, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Pennsylvania?

Thomas’ Guide Services
Thomas’ Guide Services
Fishing charter in West Springfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had such a great day with Thomas! He was fantastic and very tolerant helping us as newbies to the fly fishing world. His gear was phenomenal and he was so helpful.
Ben  W.
Ben W.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
My brother-in-law and I booked a trip blindly knowing nothing about fishing the Great Lakes or about Mr. Rose. We were pleasantly surprised by both! Capt Mark put us on some good fish catching 3 or 4 over 5 lbs and several others between 2-4 lbs. Overall great trip and would certainly suggest looking up Capt Rose for some fun.
Randy  G.
Randy G.
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors
Fishing charter in Wrightsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
I had a awesome time with Captain Austin. Everything was great. Caught two big flatheads in the low 30 pound range and two in the upper 30 pound range along with a handful of fish in the teens. He moved around to find where the fish were and his knowledge of the river was key in locating the fish. Highly recommended!
Andrew  G.
Andrew G.
Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters
Dirty 30 Lake Erie Charters
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My son wanted a charter for his birthday. The poor captain worked his ass off running back and forth between poles and netting fish. Will definitely book again
Chuck  P.
Chuck P.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
Mark really has a great setup. His boat is the baddest bass boat on Lake Erie. Beautiful day and Mark never gave up to find us fish.Ended up landing 5, missed 4. 👍🏼
Richard  G.
Richard G.
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Bass Fishing Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain Mark was great. The weather had been bad for 3-4 days before, but we had a nice day on the lake. The fish were not biting but Mark took us to 5 or 6 locations until we found some. My grandson had a great time. We will come back.
Debbie  M.
Debbie M.
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors
Fishing charter in Wrightsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Late September trip led to hooking monster after monster, me and both of my buddies all pulled in 40+ lbs flatheads setting our personal bests. Trip of a lifetime, can't wait to come back next year
Noah  P.
Noah P. Houston, Texas
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Had a blast fishing with Captain Dan and Lucas today, get a chance book this one.
Deborah  M.
Deborah M.
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Ryan and Chasing Dreams were an awesome charter and I would recommend them to anyone - looking to have a good time, catch some awesome fish, have an expert guide and make the path easy!! It was a blast!!
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Chicago, IL
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors
Fishing charter in Wrightsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Best fishing guide... Felt like I was fishing with my own family... Highly recommend this experience.. Truly had an amazing time and we'll do again...
David  H.
David H. Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
First of all great communication on some weather in the area. Then even with some rough lake and fishing conditions Capt Dan was still able to get us on the fish and limit out, with a good amount of throw backs. Great time with a great crew!!!
Tom  T.
Tom T. Irwin, Pennsylvania
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Despite a slow day on the water and a finicky Walleye bite Capt. Ryan still managed to get us on a three man limit before lunchtime. Highly recommend his services.
Derek  C.
Derek C. Hershey, PA
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Erie
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great time with relentless pursuit. We caught fish, and enjoyed ourselves. I’d recommend this charter to anyone looking to experience Lake Erie
David  M.
David M. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Had an amazing time with Ryan from chasing Dreams who who made our experience one of best fishing trips we’ve ever had due to his expertise, professional attitude towards helping his customers have the successful and fun time, as well as his easy going and friendly personality. We will definitely do this again in the near future. Highly recommend!!
Kurt  C.
Kurt C. Foxburg, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Ryan was awesome and so much better than previous charter experiences. Captain Ryan has a great personality, and he saw to it that my boys had a fun time. The boat was very clean, and my boys and I were really impressed with his onboard tech. I could tell that Ryan knew the lake well because we reached our catch limit in less than 3 hours! In addition, his rates are very reasonable. If you're looking for a great charter, stop researching now and book a trip with Ryan!
Austin  T.
Austin T. Bertram, IA
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors
Fishing charter in Wrightsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had a great time with Austin! Was a slow night but Austin is still knowledgeable enough to find some fish, and big ones too. He's like a fishing encyclopedia. He's as reluctant to end the night as you will be, chasing the monsters. Highly recommend and we will definitely book again. Thank you Austin!
Clayton  A.
Clayton A. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Excellent trip really enjoyed the whole experience, very knowledgeable and caught lots of fish
Leslie  S.
Leslie S. Richmond, TX
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We took my dad out for a morning of walleye fishing for his birthday. We had a great time,Lots of laughs and lots of fish. Learned how to utilize planer boards the correct way. Captain Vince and his chatty mate were a blast, Very down to earth. I would highly recommend Old Timer Charters.We will be booking more trips in the future with them.
Marc  P.
Marc P. Erie, PA
Fins and Feathers – Catfishing
Fins and Feathers – Catfishing
Fishing charter in York Haven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Tom and Jim was great! Very polite and helpful!They took care of everything! Even though it was an extremely windy night with rough water! Which seem impossible to catch anything we still got 3 flatheads and Tom even went the extra mile to fillet 2 of our largest fish.
Nick  B.
Nick B.
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Chasing Dreams Sportfishing – Erie, PA
Fishing charter in Fairview
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Captain Ryan was amazing. He is so knowledgeable of the area and knows exactly where to go to catch fish. We actually lost count of the fish we caught, but if I had to guess, I would say around 50 to 60. We did a catch and release tour, which explains the abundance of fish we were allowed to catch. We barely got the bait in the water before something was biting. Awesome experience! We would highly recommend Captain Ryan to host your next fishing trip on Lake Erie.
Meredith  H.
Meredith H. Hegins, PA

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