An anonymous quote tells us that “life is like a game, but fishing is serious.” For those who feel the reality of this quote all the way to their soul, a journey of utmost importance is about to begin as we at Pocono Mountain Rentals help you plan an angler’s delight tour of the Poconos! A good rod, your favorite bait or lure, and a cooler filled with your favorite beverages is all you need for fishing in the Poconos as you follow our directions to where the fish are biting best. And whether the day ends with a bucket full of fish or with a fish dinner you purchase from Smugglers Cove, fishing fans know that every minute of their adventures with nature were successful!
Even though you have a collection of rods and reels and a supply of hand-tied lures all organized by color and style in your garage at home, perhaps this journey was unplanned and now you have the time and the desire to drown some worms but are lacking the equipment to do so. Evening Hatch Fly Shop at 5 PA-940 in Lake Harmony has all the supplies you will need and even offers fly tying classes to help you brush up on your skills! For those who are new to the obsession—er, we mean sport—fishing guides and fly fishing classes are also offered to ensure your start is an easy one.
One of the best spots in Pennsylvania can be found just minutes away from your naturally beautiful cabin in the woods. The Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area has been our favorite places for fly fishing and pretty much every other outdoor adventure. Park yourself on the west bank and lose yourself in the rhythm of the cast; portable restrooms and picnic areas practically give this fishing expedition a taste of luxury!
The fish you catch during your angler’s journey are guaranteed to be fresh and delicious, but what if you have waited too long? You had so much fun fly fishing you lost track of time and now your stomach is demanding that you fill it! Well, the fish you caught will hold on ice, and the Chat n’ Chew Café at 248 PA-940 in Blakeslee is open every day except Tuesdays for breakfast and lunch. Offering the comfort food your stomach needs, the casual atmosphere means you can go straight from the river to the dining room table with no one looking in askance at you—although you may want to wash your hands first!
Not all journeys are smooth ones and if this one has uninterested family members accompanying you, there are creative ways to ensure you get your fishing time while keeping them happy! Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe is a great place to fish while your family plays; swimming, hiking, and fall weather hayrides are popular activities at this sweet park. Mauch Chunk Lake Boat Rental allows you to get away from the shores and the people and find a quiet spot to commune with nature, and if you catch some fish while doing so, all the better!
You may love fishing and nature, but that doesn’t mean everyone in your family does, but the good news is that while you are solving all life’s problem lakeside in Mauch Chunk Lake Park, the town of Jim Thorpe offers plenty of activities to keep your non-nature loving partner happy! Treasure hunting at the appropriately named Treasure Shop, 44 Broadway, searching for the pot of gold at Rainbow’s End, 46 Broadway, or picking out something glittery at the Gem Shop, 37 Broadway; all these activities could be considered more civilized versions of a fishing trip if you really take the time to think about it! And if your traveling partner wants to combine a little bit of history with his or her search for the perfect gift, the Douglas House Market Place, built in 1840, fills its rooms with quaint shops to explore. There is even a dedicated meadery—Stonekeep Meadery—serving honey wines created from fresh fruits and local honey for your imbibing pleasure. Also offering an intimate selection of gift shops, Curiosities Coffee and Ice House could be the perfect place to meet up with the family after your fishing trip has been completed!
If you did a little extra pre-planning and find yourself seated comfortably on the dock outside your Pocono Mountain Rentals lakeside escape, well, right about now you are probably thinking that life is looking pretty perfect! Get up before dawn and quietly slip out into the cool morning air with pole in hand. The quiet of another beautiful morning in paradise can be felt in your soul, and even if you do not catch a single fish, these moments when it’s just you, the rapidly brightening sky, and the quiet sounds of nature surrounding you will be the ones you will remember forever.
Arriving “home” tired, slightly sunburned, and smelling like the creatures you have been stacking up in your cooler all day, a hot shower and the modern conveniences found in our Pocono Mountain Rentals sanctuaries will be just what your angler’s journey requires most. Reserve yours today!