Fishing in the Susquehanna River Valley

Outdoor Adventure

March 23, 2018 to December 31, 2018

 

Spring ushers in the fishing season in the Susquehanna River Valley.

Stop by Blue Heron Sports in Milton or Old Trail Tackle and Sports in Shamokin Dam to grab your gear and get expert advice. Call the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau or stop by to get a copy of our Susquehanna River Valley Fishing Guide to find the best fishing in the region.

 
Fishing Guide

Fishing Guide

Regardless of the season, the natural beauty of the Susquehanna River Valley's streams, creeks, lakes, and its namesake, the Susquehanna River, invites all to explore the great outdoors.

Along with many pristine fishing areas, which this Guide will outline, the region is also home to three state parks: Shikellamy State Park and Marina, Milton State Park, and R.B. Winter State Park.

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Special Event Days:

Mentored Youth Trout Day - Statewide 4/7/2018
8:00 AM to 07:30 PM
Youth under the age of 16 can join a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing license and trout permit to fish on Saturday, April 7 on stocked trout waters.

Opening Day of Trout - Statewide            4/14/2018
8:00 AM

Annual Kids Fishing Derby
April 21, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: The Forest House Hotel 3 Ponds
10410 Buffalo Road
Mifflinburg PA 17844
570-966-0349
Children ages up to 13 years may participate in the fishing derby. We have a ton of free giveways plus multiple divisions for Trophies and cash prizes. We will also have free hot dogs and drinks setup for your appetite needs. Our restaurant and bar will be open all day (no breakfast will be served this day).

Opening Day - Walleye 5/5/2018

National Safe Boating Week       5/19/2018

Fish-for-Free Day             5/27/2018

12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.

Opening Day - Bass         6/16/2018

Open season year round - NO HARVEST April 14 through June 15. Special regulations for Big Bass Program and Catch and Release on certain waters.

Fish-for-Free Day             7/4/2018

12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.

 

Blue Heron Sports
5115 State Rt. 405, Milton, PA 17847
570-742-3228

Full-service bait and tackle store featuring supplies and bait for all your fishing needs, including an expansive selection of fly fishing gear.

 

Old Trail Tackle & Sports
2752 North Old Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
570-743-7380

Family-owned business for more than 40 years and the area's largest retailer of all Bass Pro products. Old Trail Tackle and Sports is a trusted source for premier fishing supplies, quality apparel, sporting goods and expert advice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Outdoor Adventure Events

Aerial Fall Foliage Tours by Balloon Rides Daily U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team

September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Hot Air Balloon rides over the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Sunrise and Sunset flights originate daily or we will bring a hot air balloon to your next event for tethering or a flyaway.

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