Lehigh River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in Pennsylvania.

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Near Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh River is a well-kept secret among local fly-fishermen. The Lehigh River Stocking Assocation has made a tremendous stocking effort and has supported projects to continually improve water quality. It is a western style trout fishery. While many stretches are wadable, the best way to attack the Lehigh River for fly fishing is by drift boat. Expect strong fish and fast currents.

The Lehigh River runs 103 miles from the Pocono Mountains near Gouldsboro to the Delaware River near Easton.

Overall, Lehigh River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Lehigh River including Pohopoco Creek and Mud Run.


Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA; AA Outfitters (800) 443-8119.

Recommended Book:  "Pennsylvania Hatches Pocket Guide" from Paul Weamer

Best Season:  May - Aug

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fishandboat.com/

Article Source:   Best Lehigh River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=19630

GPS:  40.87486, -75.741935

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  4/16/2017

ID:  19630

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