If you’re planning to fish in Pennsylvania for only a few days, you can get one, three, and seven-day tourist licenses for non-residents. It’s super easy. Go here. You can save the form to your phone and boom, Bob’s your uncle.
If you want to wing it, you’ll find lots of places that will sell you a license on the spot and in person, including The Shawnee General Store in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters in Stroudsburg or Brodheadsville, Pocono Boat House in Pocono Lake, and in tons of other general stores and sporting goods stores. Also, if you see a Wal-Mart, drive on in – they have them.
Fly fishermen can cast for trout on dozens of trickling mountain streams, while anglers in search of bass and other warm-water game fish can choose among numerous deep lakes and reservoirs. Fishing is available year-round in the Pocono Mountains, even through the ice in the dead of winter.
You can fish in lakes or streams in state parks, regional parks, preserves, campgrounds, and more. Check them all out here.