Learning the Lehigh
Fist off, I have been "out of fishing" for several years. The boys just weren't interested unless we went to a "fish every minute" farm pond. Heard lots of great things about the Lehigh, and the work done by the Lehigh River Stocking Assn. I guess I should hire a guide (probably should ask for help at Lowe's too), but the exploration and learning are the most fun for me. We have made a few trips to the Gorge, various sections, and caught enough smallies to make the trip fun. Not easy wading on this old body, but worth the work. Most of the bass are small so far, but top out at 15" and we have caught a few Rainbows with a top size of 17", so it has been fun. This is mostly fishing spinners (Roostertail and Panther Martins), and I know from back in the day I never caught the biggest fish in the Susquehanna with spinners either, just active, eager fish. The beautiful scenery adds nicely to the trip. Weekends are times to avoid with water releases for the rafting/kayaking users. High water and high human population on the weekends.