Family Fishing

Embark on a memorable family adventure with our guided fishing trip! Set against the serene backdrop of nature, this excursion promises an immersive experience for all ages. Led by seasoned guides, your family will learn the art of angling while bonding amidst the tranquil waters. From casting techniques to identifying various fish species, our knowledgeable guides ensure both novice and experienced anglers alike feel confident and engaged throughout the journey. As you reel in your catches, bask in the joy of shared triumphs and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s your first time fishing or a cherished family tradition, our guided fishing trip offers the perfect blend of relaxation, education, and outdoor fun for the whole family.


Fish & hike

Experience the ultimate outdoor escapade with our guided hiking and fishing combo trip! This unique adventure seamlessly blends the thrill of exploration with the serenity of angling in some of nature’s most breathtaking settings. Led by experienced guides, your family will traverse winding trails through lush forests and picturesque landscapes, discovering hidden gems along the way. Pause at pristine lakes and rivers teeming with fish, where expert instruction awaits to help you reel in the catch of the day. From the thrill of summiting peaks to the tranquility of casting lines, our guided hiking and fishing combo trip promises an unforgettable journey where adventure and relaxation intertwine. 

Fish & Paddle

Embark on a memorable adventure with our Fish and Paddle Combo Guided Trip, where the tranquility of the water meets the thrill of the catch! Join us for a day of exploration, relaxation, and angling excitement on the pristine waters of South Central Pennsylvania. Begin your journey by gliding across the shimmering surface of the water in a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, who will lead you to the most picturesque and secluded spots. Pause to cast your line into the crystal-clear waters, where an abundance of fish awaits.  Feel the adrenaline rush as you hook your prize catch, surrounded by the serenity of nature.

Fishing Styles

Tenkara Fly-Fishing

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Tenkara fishing can be seen as a streamlined and simplified version of traditional fly fishing. The equipment is designed to direct focus on the actual fishing and catching of the fish, not to cause a major preoccupation with the equipment. Only a rod, line and fly are necessary for Tenkara fishing (no reel is used). The appeal of Tenkara is its elegant simplicity. There are also other advantages of using the long Tenkara rods when fishing in mountain streams, primarily the lightness of the line and delicate presentation. The long rod allows for precise placement of the fly on small pools and holds the fly in place on the other side of a current. 

Conventional Tackle

If you have caught a fish in your lifetime, there’s a pretty high chance you caught it on a “conventional” fishing rod and reel. Conventional fishing is easily the most known way of fishing; from farm ponds to offshore, a conventional rod and reel can do it all. They come in several styles, from Mickey Mouse push button to giant long rods with electric reels on them; you just have to know what you’re setting out to catch to choose the right one for you. We are saying conventional to discuss the use of conventional lures and baits. Unlike fly fishing with flies, netting fish with cast nets, or spearfishing with a speargun, you’re using a standard fishing rod with one of a few standard reels such as push buttons, spinning reels, and bait-casters.

Anglers over the age of 16 are required to have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license prior to the trip. Licenses can be purchased at or an authorized licensing center.


To see fishing conditions, visit here

Trout species such as brook, brown, rainbow can be fished 365 days a year with the best hatches 
occurring April through mid-June. With limestone spring creeks nearby, we always have good trout 
fishing, even in mid-summer.

We fish for smallmouth bass in the spring, summer, and fall with the best topwater action in late summer.

We primarily fish for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Smallmouth Bass, and Sunfish. These species can be fished 365 days a year, but the best hatches occur from April through mid-June. We are fortunate to have nearby limestone spring creeks that offer good trout fishing even in mid-summer.

Yes, any person over the age of 16 needs to have a Pennsylvania fishing license in order to participate in Adventure Explorations fishing experiences.

To obtain a Pennsylvania fishing license, you can visit here. You may also buy one locally at TCO Fly Shop.

Fishing trips depend on the time of the year and the recent weather patterns. Our expert guides are skilled at determining the best fishing place possible for the current conditions.

Fly fishing is an angling method that uses a lightweight lure—called an artificial fly—to catch fish. The lightweight line requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting.

If it’s Spring, Summer, or Fall, use layers to keep your body comfortable. If it’s winter, we’ll be using the same gear, but the same principle applies. Wear comfortable pants and a top that you can move easily in. Use a non-cotton base layer, preferably lightweight (cool days) or a layer made for whisking sweat and heat away. Wear eye protection and use Croakies to secure them. All wallets and phones get put into dry storage. Call for recommendations, if needed. Remember that wind adds windchill.