FLY FISHING ON THE LEHIGH RIVER - Monroe County Pocono Mountains, PA
The Lehigh River comes from the Lenape Indian name for river, Lechewuekink,
meaning "where there are forks". It originates from a series of glacial bogs on the PoconoPlateau. The upper portion of the Lehigh is considered a coldwater, freestone stream and has that characteristic Pocono tannic stain. Water is supplied to the Lehigh from three sources: snow melt, rain and feeder streams.
The Lehigh is home to many different species of fish. Brown, Rainbow and Brook trout are the most sought after species. Each year the river produces plenty of fish over 20" and fish in the 14-18" range are the norm. Besides trout, smallmouth bass pickerel, rock bass, and fallfish are also caught quite frequently. The Lehigh is home to a smorgasbord of insect hatches that can bring up virtually every fish in the river. Summer fishing with streamers and Wooly Buggers can be quite productive during this time of year as well. In fact, Wooly Buggers and streamers fished with a sinking line will produce fish all year long.
Those few lucky people that get to live on the River will tell you this is truly a magnificent river with characteristics of a big western river. Located within 90 minutes of NYC and Phila, its’ hard to believe something so awesome is so close. If you are the avid fly fisherman – isn’t it time you have your dream of a retreat on the Lehigh? Isn't it time you checked out the best kept secret in Northeastern US fly fishing?
The current owner of this 3 bedroom home with awesome views of the river, loves fly fishing - this was a dream come true. But now it is time for a new fisherman to make this his paradise. Call today and make your dream a reality. Ask for listing PM-1082$340,000. Or if you are interested in staying here for a week, call us about rental availabity.