Fish On!

Fish On

Gather your friends, family and fishing poles and head for the Pocono waterways!

The Pocono Mountains Region of Pennsylvania widely is known as a top destination for coldwater fishing. Healthy populations of rainbow, brook and brown trout flourish in local waters, and abundant public fishing holes are easily accessible by car or scenic hike.

Through Labor Day weekend, licensed anglers can catch and keep up to five fish per creel from Pennsylvania’s inland waters; trout must measure at least seven inches in length to be kept. In the Commonwealth, anglers age 16 and older are required to possess a valid fishing license and trout stamp. One, three, and seven-day fishing licenses are available for Pennsylvania visitors.

Fishing licenses, bait and equipment can be found at many locally owned shops across the Poconos. Woehrle’s Bait Shop in Mount Pocono offers an outstanding selection of live bait for all seasons. Established in 1975, the family-owned shop is fully stocked with freshwater bait, and open seven days a week for customer convenience. Products are offered in any quantity, with oxygen bagging available for long trips. Call ahead with bulk orders, or stop in to browse the selection. Visit or call (570) 839-7338 to learn more.

In Hamlin, Hunter’s Gallery houses an array of sports equipment, apparel and accessories to satisfy the beginner and veteran fisherman alike. From hooks and bobbers to oars and motors, this ready retailer offers everything you need to have successful a day on the water. Find rods, reels, creels, lures, waders, vests and nets; pick up plastic, custom or live bait; and purchase your license on site! Hunter’s Gallery also carries marine and boating accessories including anchors, life jackets, motors and fish-finders that will help your put more fish on your stringer! Call (570) 689-7898 or visit for information.

Stop by Blakeslee Sport Shop for fishing supplies and second-to-none service! Celebrating its 40th year in business, this family-owned sport shop sells rods, reels, licenses and tackle as well as live bait and the largest selection of locally tied flies in the Poconos.  Blakeslee Sport Shop -Stop in or call (570) 646-2670.

Trout fishing rules and regulations are available through the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at