Fishing for All

30 Pound Carp caught on the Delaware by camper Bruce Olsen! Photo courtesy of Sue Olsen.

Are you an avid fisher-person, a novice or a first-timer?  No matter which level you are, the Delaware River is sure to please any fisher-person.  Driftstone hosts a variety of campers who love to fish!  Some wade in the river, others use their canoe or kayak and some explore the Delaware using a motorized boat to find the best fish.  Fisher-persons beware though, you must have a Pennsylvania or New Jersey license to fish if you are 16 years of age or older.

The Delaware hosts a wide array of fish, 61 species to be exact, some of which include:    American Shad, Gizzard Shad, Alewife, Bluegill, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnow, Green Sunfish, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and Walleye.  Some favorite bait our campers use are crayfish, chicken livers, hellgrammites, hot dog pieces, ketch lures, marshmallows and nightcrawlers.

Driftstone has a special day for our dedicated fisher-people, our fishing contest this year falls on Saturday, August 4, 2018.  One adult and one child will take home a special trophy for catching the largest fish!  For more tips, gear, bait, regulations check out this wonderful article https://outdoorempire.com/children-first-fishing-trip/   Try your hand at fishing this year and take advantage of the two free fishing days that Pennsylvania offers, Sunday, May 27th and Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.

References:

https://www.nps.gov/dewa/learn/nature/fish.htm