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PA Delaware River & Lehigh River - Fishing

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Lat: 40.688229
Lng: -75.203766

Marker owner: dnorris

Average user rating for this marker: 3.5

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PA Delaware River & Lehigh River
Marker Description: Delaware River and Lehigh River Junction is a good small mouth, shad, striper and channel cat fishing area. The water from the Lehigh is much colder than the Delaware in the summer months. The Stripers hang under the dam and in the cold water from the Lehigh River that holds to the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware.

A line of foam delineates the Lehigh cold water from that of the Delaware. Fishermen work this line for stripers and for shad.

When fishing the PA side, you must stay 500 feet from the fishing ladder that goes around the dam. Sometimes rangers will park in the bike path lot above the dam and will issue you tickets. So you need to be aware of that reg. The main pic shows another spill from the Lehigh canal that is a good spot and far enough away from the fish ladder.

Visitor Comments

Re: PA Delaware River & Lehigh River Posted by Xray Fri. May 03, 2013 02:59 am
Shad fishing tourney through this weekend. Only a few boats out today. But a real beautiful day to be out. I didn't fish, but stopped in at the Sand Bar lot to watch for a few minutes.
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Re: Delaware River & Lehigh River Junction Posted by dnorris Sat. August 14, 2010 02:40 am
Fished for striped bass today at arounf 5:00 p.m. Fished with a large chubb about 11 inches from the Pohatcong Creek and had no luck with it and then it snagged and I broke it off. Then I threw large spinner baits with no luck.

I saw a large school of striped bass that were between fifteen inches and twenty inches.

Next I tried some chicken liver, which I had brought for channel cats and I caught one small striper about 13 inches or so. Good fight. Will be back with minnows.
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