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.
 

Regulations

  • 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.
 
Pennsylvania
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What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania

Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
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Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Tom  T.
Tom T. 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.
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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.
Stephen  T.
Stephen T. Dallas, PA
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
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Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Michael  R.
Michael R. 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!
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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!
David  E.
David E. 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.
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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.
Don  Z.
Don Z. 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.
Dan  G.
Dan G.
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
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5.0 / 5
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Jerry  J.
Jerry J. 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.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Shinglehouse, PA
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
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The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Jessica  B.
Jessica B. 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.
John  W.
John W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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

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