Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Charters

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Pennsylvania

Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania

With so many quality streams and creeks across the state, it’s hard to determine where the best fly fishing in Pennsylvania is. The Keystone State offers fishing year round and it’s one of the most popular destinations for hardcore fly fishermen.

Trout Fishing

If you’re interested in fly fishing, you probably already know the main target in Pennsylvania – Trout. The state is crowded with both stocked and wild Trout and you can find different types, from Lake Trout to Steelhead and Brown. One of the most visited fishing spots in the whole state is Yellow Breeches Creek, which is only a few miles away from Harrisburg.
Even when the summer is gone, the action doesn’t stop. You can target Trout in colder months by making a few adjustments. In fall, start your trip in the morning when the sun raises the water temperature by a few degrees – this can trigger a bite. The rain helps as well! It makes the water level a bit higher, which usually causes fish movement.
For winter fly fishing in Pennsylvania, you need to choose warmer days when Trout feed. Trout will stay in slower water to spend less energy. As they prey on food that goes downstream, you’ll find them in the “seams,” where slow water meets the faster current.

Bass Fishing

Landing a Bass on a fly rod is a challenge. Even though Bass is the most popular game fish in America, fly fishing is not the primary method to catch them. Smallmouth Bass prefer flowing water with a rocky bottom, while Largemouth Bass thrive in warm waters with aquatic weeds, soft bottoms, and static water.
As Lake Erie has a great population of Smallmouth Bass, it’s becoming a popular spot for fly fishing. In spring they move to shallow waters, but this is still deeper than what you would find in creeks. You’ll have the best chances of catching Smallies around underwater ledges, drop-offs, and any other areas where the depth suddenly changes.


  • Pennsylvania is divided into six regions and each of them has its own Trout regulations. Once you decide where you want to fish, check when the Trout season opens. In general, the minimum size for Trout is 7 inches and you can never keep more than five fish.
  • When it comes to Bass, mid-April to mid-June is limited to catch and release only. Depending on the season, minimum size requirements change from 12 to 15 inches, and the maximum number of fish you can keep changes from four to six.
When you’re choosing your fishing guide, just double-check if your fly fishing equipment is provided. Whether you choose to target Trout or level-up by going after hard-fighting Bass, the topwater action in Pennsylvania simply cannot disappoint you.
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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania

Fishing with Allen
Ray K. fished with Al's Susquehanna Guide Service on October 10, 2020
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Bring a hooded sweat shirt with you on the river.
Half day Walleye fishing on the bandir
Michael C. fished with Bandit Sportfishing Charters on August 23, 2020
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Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
A Great Day... Midsummer Bass Fishing with Dave
John F. fished with Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania on July 25, 2020
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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.
July fishing tripjuly 18th
Jeffrey D. fished with Pacifictime Sportfishing on July 18, 2020
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Take Pacific time charter the best way to go❤❤
Limited out with captain Dan
Joshua L. fished with D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing on July 14, 2020
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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
8 hr walleye charter with cpt dan
Janet B. fished with D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing on July 5, 2020
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Bring you snacks and drinks and enjoy fantastic fishing
6 hour trip with Capt. Mark
Ronald R. fished with Bass Fishing Lake Erie on June 30, 2020
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Be patient, fish slowly and you will have great results. Definitely try to fish with an experienced captain like Mark Rose.
May fishing trip
George M. fished with Goin4smallies Guide Service - Pennsylvania on May 30, 2020
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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

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