Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Trout can move shallow this time of year in an attempt to soak up the sun's rays in the chilly spring water. Fish close to shore before you wade too far out.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lackawanna River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 400 cfs

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Late Morning/Afternoon

Best stretch: From Archbald through Scranton

Best access point: Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant & Dickson City

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges 20-24 BWO 18-22 Black Caddis 16-20 Black Stones 14-18

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Lackawanna River Description

The Lackawanna River begins in the southeast corner of Susquehanna County where its East and West Branches flow into Stillwater Reservoir, just south of Uniondale and about four miles north of Forest City. The final 3 miles of the river before its confluence with the Susquehanna have been too severely scarred by acid mine drainage to support any aquatic life. The remaining 37 miles below the dam contain significant ...

Techniques & Tips

Looking for risers in slow water, searching with a woolly bugger/streamer and indicator nymphing the deeper holes.

7-Day Forecast

Some unsettled weather on the way for the latter half of the week. Cooler temps and some significant rain on Thursday, and maybe a few flakes Friday morning. Levels are dropping today, but may blow out for the weekend. Keep an eye on the gages.


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