Complete Guide to Fishing in the Poconos

The Poconos is one of the better fresh water habitats for some serious fishing - all year. From stocked public and private lakes and streams to the upper reaches of the Delaware River, for the serious to pay lakes for plentiful family fun

Fishing in the Poconos

The wilds and waters of the Poconos have been favored fishing grounds since the first American Indians settled here thousands of years ago. With miles and miles of shoreline, streams, creeks and rivers, the Poconos is impressive in its offerings for anglers.

Families find fun at several of the pay lakes - where a catch is all but certain - and the many accessible lakes and rivers that can be seen from the roadside.

Serious anglers will find a number of treats in and out of the water - from the Orvis Fly Fishing School at Skytop Lodge to the historic Pennsylvania Fishing Museum on Pecks Pond.

Poconos Fishing | Complete Fish-Related Guide and Directory


Within 2 hours of New York and Philadelphia, some of the nation's best fishing can be found. The State of Pennsylvania has, for decades, been heavily involved in wildlife conservation and management - the result is a spectacular environment of clear lakes and ponds, and free-flowing streams and rivers all well stocked with many species of native game fish.

Professional guides can help you locate that sweet spot where natives lay in wait for the right cast.

Some of the very best fly fishing is out of the Brodhead Creek, the Lackawaxen River and the Upper Delaware River. Shad fishing from the upper Delaware River is a summertime favorite among avid sportsmen.

Many people enjoy fishing at commercial hatcheries, where you're almost guaranteed to catch yourself a good sized trout or bass - a particularly popular activity among families with children.

Listed below are many of the local resources available for fishing related endeavors.

Pecks Pond Rentals

Route 402
Pecks Pond, Pennsylvania 18328
Phone: 570-775-7237

We know fishing. If you want to experience quiet, peaceful fishing and boating at your leisure, try our services. We will transfer one of our boats or canoes to several choices of lakes in the Poconos and pick you up after your fishing trip. We can also provide meals, lodging, supplies and guide services.We specialize in Bass, Trout,and Panfish lakes.
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Paradise Trout Preserve
Rays Fishing Guide Service

Lake Wallenpaupack, Harvey's Lake and Others.
Fully rigged fishing boat with all tackle and bait supplied. Four, Six and Eight Hour trips available weekdays and weekends. Bass, Stripers, Walleye, Perch, Calico, Pickerel and Panfish.

Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes

Part fish hatchery, part fishing theme park - Big Brown Fish and Pay Lake has been serving up fishing fun for over 35 years. With all the amenities needed for fun: picnic area, bait and tackle shop, rentals, and thousands of 12" - 22" fish just waiting fo

Cross Current Guide Service

Find local information about Cross Current Guide Service, located in the Pennsylvania Poconos, including links, photos, phone numbers and address info