Your Guide to Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing

Lake Wallenpaupack fishingDuring some portion of every day, we all need a bit of quiet time. This is a time to relax and do something that will restore us and help us get on with the day. For some, it’s watching a favorite TV show, others it is taking our dog on a nice long walk, and for many, it’s something a little bigger, fishing. For those of you who love fishing, you countdown the minutes until you can get your line in the water. There is something that is completely relaxing about it. You are being still and quiet in nature. You can hear the birds sing and the gentle ebb and flow of the water. However, at the same time, fishing is so thrilling. Once you have a fish on your line, the primal instinct takes over to help you do whatever you need to reel your catch in. There is nothing like it.

We at Ledges Hotel receive guests interested in doing all sorts of fun activities. However, we enjoy the guests who come to the Pocono Mountains to go fishing. They have such a passion for having fun and always come back with the best stories to share. While we have lots of places to go fishing, one of the best ways is to choose Lake Wallenpaupack fishing.

If you have never been Lake Wallenpaupack fishing then there are a few things about the lake that you should know. First, it’s a huge lake. It encompasses over 5,000 acres and spans over 2 counties. It is 13 miles long and at its maximum depth it’s 60 feet. There are two ways to enjoy Lake Wallenpaupack fishing, either on shore or in a boat. If you choose to go by boat, you will be pleased that there is no horsepower restriction on boats in the lake so you can get to your favorite fishing spot quickly. The types of fish you will see when you go Lake Wallenpaupack fishing are, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, yellow perch, trout, striped bass, and different varieties of panfish.

The first thing you are going to need to know about Lake Wallenpaupack fishing is that you are going to need a license. There are many ways to go about getting one. The first is grabbing one online at the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission website. This is perfect for those who have made a committed trip to Lake Wallenpaupack fishing and are trying to be prepared before they leave. If you aren’t sure if you are going to go Lake Wallenpaupack fishing, then the best thing to do is to buy a license in person. A store we recommend for all of your Lake Wallenpaupack fishing is Wallenpaupack Sports Shop. They have licenses, gear, and more to help you on your fishing trip.

When you have a plethora of relaxing outdoor activities, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to come to the Pocono Mountains when they have some time off. When you do decide to plan a Lake Wallenpaupack fishing trip, consider staying with us at Ledges Hotel. We are conveniently located to Lake Wallenpaupack and will give you all of the modern amenities your body will crave after a long day out on the lake. When you do decide to book, be sure to check out our Catch and Release package that we are currently offering. It includes not only a stay at Ledges, but breakfast at our sister property, Settlers Inn, dinner at our in-house restaurant, Glass, and a campfire by the river. Contact our wonderful staff to find out more!

Photo by: Ray Dumas