What can you catch in the Poconos? Well, an unforgettable trip, for one! When it comes to fishing in the Poconos, there’s an abundance of fish to be caught. Our state is a popular choice for trout fishing. In the Pocono Mountains, the waters are stocked with trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, panfish, and more. There’s no telling what you’ll catch when you go fishing in the Pocono Mountains!
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Top 3 Spots for Fishing in the Poconos
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reports that the Keystone State is home to several species of fish, namely different varieties of trout. During trout season, you can count on Brown and Rainbow trout and Brook trout. Here are a few recreation areas to visit in the Poconos for an unforgettable Pennsylvania fishing experience!
Please note that a fishing license is required to fish most places. You can purchase a license online. Tourist passes range from $26 to $35, depending on how many days you wish to fish.
1. Lake Wallenpaupack
Lake Wallenpaupack is a great choice for fishing in the Poconos! The freshwater lake is one of the largest in Pennsylvania and boasts more than 50 miles of shoreline, which makes it a popular choice for a variety of outdoor activities in the Poconos. In the warmer months, visitors can launch their watercraft from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s access point off of State Road 590. Or, relax and cast a line from the shore.
2. Promised Land State Park
Promised Land State Park is another fantastic option for Poconos fishing during each season. Head to this 422-acre Pennsylvania state park for fishing opportunities that are also ADA-accessible!
Promised Land State Park is known for a bounty of largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, muskellunge, yellow perch, sunfish, and catfish. Trout are stocked in the Lower Lake and stamp restrictions apply. The lakes at Promised Land State Park are a popular spot for ice fishing, too! Just be sure to review their safety recommendations before heading out.
3. The Lake Naomi Club at Mountaintop Lodge
Mountaintop Lodge is another great spot for fishing in the Poconos. That’s right! Our Poconos bed and breakfast is located on Lake Naomi, where guests can access several fishing opportunities at the Lake Naomi Club. Other Lake Naomi Club amenities include a golf course, beaches, private pools, a fitness center, and more! All of this comes with your overnight stay at Mountaintop Lodge!
Consider a stay in the Gone Fishing Room! This traditional-style accommodation features a queen-size bed, armoire with drawers and space for hanging, private bathroom, a mini-fridge to store your fishing snacks, and cabin decor. It’s the perfect room for a true outdoorsman or woman!