Late March through Mid-June: Lehigh River and spring creeks
Mid-June through Mid-October: Susquehanna River
Mid-September through December: Lehigh River
January through Late March: Spring creeks
Species You Fish for by Season:
Summer: Smallmouth bass, carp and trout
Fall: Trout, smallmouth bass and Musky
Winter: Musky and Trout
Region/Terrain Where You Fish:
Most of the larger waterways such as the Lehigh and Susquehanna are best fished from a boat. Wading on both the Susquehanna and Lehigh is very difficult due to the amount of slippery rocks as well as deep and swift water. The limestone spring creeks of the Lehigh Valley with a few exceptions are very easy to wade and access is usually a short walk from where you park your car.
Typical Weather by Season:
Spring: Our spring season usually begins in late March. Early spring mornings usually start with temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s and reach into the 50s and 60s by mid-afternoon. It is advisable to dress in layers and always pack a rain coat due to the possibility of seeing weather patterns change several times over the course of a day. As spring progresses into late April, May and June most days reach temperatures of 60, 70 and even 80 degrees.
Summer: Most days see temperatures reaching into the 80s and even as high as the 90s. The weather can be unpredictable so it is always best to bring a rain coat and sunscreen. It is advisable to wear clothes that will protect you from the sun's rays as there aren't many places where we will be able to avoid the sun. On most days, all that is needed is a pair of swim trunks and a t-shirt to be comfortable on the river.
Fall: Typically temperatures are between 30 and 60 degrees. Late fall typically brings colder weather and it rains more frequently. It is advisable to make sure to dress in layers and don't forget your rain coat.
Winter: Typically winter temperatures here are frigid and it is not uncommon for wind gusts above 15-20 miles per hour. Dress in layers, with warm hats, gloves, and jackets. Typically temperatures range from the low 20s to 40s.