Trout season typically opens in mid-April each year. To fish for trout, a person must be 16 years and older and obtain a trout/salmon permit in addition to a fishing license. The cost of a license depends on many factors including age and length of license needed. There are three year and five year licenses and also one, three or seven day licenses depending on what you need. Licenses can be purchased online, in person or by mail. When fishing, the license must be displayed on the outer garment of the angler. An alternate form of identification must also be present.
Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular destination for anglers year-round. With 52 miles of shoreline and a body of water that encompasses 5,700 acres, fishing spots are plentiful, as are the fish! The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regularly stocks Lake Wallenpaupack with fingerling striped bass, walleye and brown trout.
Caffrey Recreation Area is considered one of the best fishing spots on the lake. If you prefer to cast a line in deeper waters, Mangan Cove offers a free boat launch. USA Today even named Mangan Cove one of the best places to boat on Lake Wallenpaupack. Mangan Cove and Ironwood Point Boat Launch Areas offer a handicap accessible fishing pier.
Want to get out on the water but don’t have a boat? Our sister property, Silver Birches Resort, offers boat rentals. For some expert advice on fishing Lake Wallenpaupack, check out Ray’s Fishing Guide Service in Hawley.
The lake is home to a variety of fish. Smallmouth bass, striped bass, walleye, and more are prevalent throughout. For a more specific catch, the southern end of the lake near Ledgedale Recreation Area has bluegill and largemouth bass, while the central section of the lake is home to calico and perch.
When making arrangements to come trout fishing in Pennsylvania, check out The Settlers Inn in the lake region of the Pocono Mountains. Our restored arts and crafts lodge offers 23 guestrooms and a farm to table restaurant on site. Our sister property, Ledges Hotel, is just one mile down the road. After a long day of fishing, relax with a glass of wine on the multi-tiered decks overlooking the cascading waterfalls. There’s no better place to enjoy spring in the Pocono Mountains. We look forward to hosting you soon.
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