Agreed, without a doubt keep a knife pinned to your fishing vest in case you have to cut your waders off.The Big Lehigh is another that has some big fish in it, but can be difficult/dangerous to wade fish
Also a very good river! I fished that many years ago while camping, would go out midday and catch dinner for the night...very fun! [up]You guys should take a trip to the Lackawaxen. It's much more manageable then the large water and less crowded.
That name has stuck in my mind since I was about 12-14. I remember reading about it being good fly fishing but thenagain that was eons ago. Hopefully the encroachment of man and developements hasn't ruined it to much.The schuylkill is closer to cabelas. Don't know much about them other than their names.
Excellent Iso hatch..You guys should take a trip to the Lackawaxen. It's much more manageable then the large water and less crowded.
My parents have a house in New Ringgold, it's how I came to fish those areas as much as I did years ago. There is a fly shop right on 895 in the center of New Ringgold where 895 crosses the Little Schuylkill. They used to do winter stockings of trout and even some big ones, but that faded over the years. I think they still do it but not like they used to due to cost and locals poaching them out of there in areas that were C&R only or closed seasons. It is a nice stretch though with a little bit of everything, from pocket water to rip rap to a deep pools. The black stonefly hatch is decent there in late Winter and it's heavy with caddis through the spring. Last year I caught a few real nice rainbows in the downstream section...nice 16-17" fish and hefty football profiles...good time. [up]You may want to try the area around New Ringgold, PA..