Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Lackawanna River, PA
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Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
As water temps warm, fish early to avoid stressing fish during the warmest parts of the day. Bring a thermometer!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lackawanna River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 55 cfs

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 72 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning/Late Evening

Best stretch: From Archbald through Scranton

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO 18-22 Caddis 14-18 Light Cahill 14 Golden Stones 8-10

Fish species: Wild Browns

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

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

Searching for risers, searching with a dry-dropper and tight-line nymphing.

7-Day Forecast

Our heat wave is expected to continue through the week, surging much of the river's temps well into the 70s. Hopefully some afternoon t-storms can keep the water at a reasonable level.


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