Fly Fishing Float Trips


We offer both full and half day floats for Trout & Smallmouth Bass. Our home waters consist of some of the best smallmouth fishing in the East from the Susquehanna to the Schuylkill River.  For Trout we float on the Lehigh River or Tulpehocken depending on water flows.  With our full day floats we supply all the lunches, drinks, flies, leaders, tippet, and if needed, rods and reels. The full day floats are normally 8-10 hours long and will cover over 5 miles of river. The Half day floats are between 4-6 hours and included everything except for lunch. Floating the rivers of PA is a great way to relax and take in scenery that is often times overlooked. 

Looking for something different?  Inquire about our overnight 2 day float or 3 day float!  We have both private and public island access along the Juniata, Susquehanna, and the Schuylkill rivers. Becoming known as the "Huck Fin Edition" of smallmouth fishing, our overnight camping floats have become a staple for our trip offerings. While on one of these trips, we will supply all fishing tackle, food, shelter and furniture for a relaxing and stress free float trip. We offer both 2 and 3 day trips, both are a great way to get out, enjoy the outdoors and forget about everything else.

Contact Jake to book your float trip: Email: Click to Email Jake | Call: 410-490-3427 

The Juniata River:

 

The Juniata river is a 104-mile tributary to the Susquehanna River, and runs along one of the prettiest mountain ridges in the state. It is the norm to see a family or two of bald eagles while floating down the river in search of smallmouth bass. The Juniata is the definition of the perfect top water river. It has miles upon miles of shallow river bank hidden underneath over hanging trees. Our fish are always looking for the next meal that falls out of the trees, so why not present it with a popper for its next meal? This river is a wonderful and peaceful system that flows from its headwaters that consist of three great trout fisheries, the Frankstown Branch, Raystown Branch, and the little Juniata. We are also very lucky to have a couple of private islands at our disposer to host overnight camping trips. This is something new for us, but is rapidly becoming one of our most popular offerings as a guide service.

The Juniata is a wonderful system filled with smallmouth of all sizes. Because of its size and volume of water, our average fish is much larger, we can say with confidence that you will find yourself targeting some trophy sized bass on top. This is a perfect river for a traditional drift boat as your main source of transportation, and we have multiple guides that would love to show you the river.

Rates:

  • Full Day Float (8-10 hours): $500 (includes full shore lunch, drinks, and snacks)
  • Half Day Float (4-6 hours): $350 (includes drinks and snacks)
  • Book a trip Email: Click to Email Jake | Call: 410-490-3427

The Schuylkill River

 

The Schuylkill river is unlike any other smallmouth fishery in the state. This small river is over 100 miles long and flows through some of the most beautiful country PA has to offer. It has a phenomenal story to tell, and you can find its name in history books as far back as the revolutionary war. At one point this river was call “the black river”, with warnings to parents to keep their kids out of the water for fear of infection and disease. That is not the case anymore, after a large government founded clean up, the Schuylkill River is now one of the cleanest rivers in PA. For flowing through some very large and densely populated areas, this river has a wilderness feel unlike anything else we have on the eastern side of the state.

The smallmouth and musky fishing is only a bonus to its beautiful scenery. In the summer months the river is gin clear and sight fishing for smallmouth of every size is the norm. With little to no pressure, little stream bank access, and our private boat launches, we can show you some of the best smallmouth and musky fishing in the east. Our smallmouth range from 6 inches to 20 inches with the average size 8-14 inches. The musky fishery consists of both wild stream bread musky, with a healthy population of stocked tiger musky.

The Schuylkill is a hidden gem in the warm water world, and we would love to show you all it has to offer. Inflatable rafts and drift boats, make fishing comfortable and fun, and with almost no access we will have the river all to ourselves.

Rates:

  • Full Day Float (8-10 hours): $500 (includes full shore lunch, drinks, and snacks)
  • Half Day Float (4-6 hours): $350 (includes drinks and snacks)
  • Book a trip Email: Click to Email Jake | Call: 410-490-3427

The Susquehanna River:

 

Flowing from western PA and New York the Susquehanna river is over 440 miles long and at places over a mile wide. It has suffered over the years from pollution and over fishing, but with the help of local guides and the government, the river is on an up swing and has come back with vengeance. This river is a wonderful place to spend a day floating on a drift boat throwing flies at the banks and rock ledges looking for smallmouth of all sizes. This is a system that can be overwhelming to some because of its size, but TCO’s guides have spent the better part of 3 decades fishing it and learning its ins and outs. Let us take away some of that intimidation and shorten your learning curve by taking a trip with one of our experienced guides.

The smallmouth in the Susquehanna are very special, they have come back from a tragedy that almost wiped them out completely. These fish are resilient and relentless, and with a little and I mean a little help from us, they have come back to the numbers and health that will rival the hay days. Hook a few of these fish on a fly rod and you will see just what we mean by resilient and relentless.

Rates:

  • Full Day Float (8-10 hours): $500 (includes full shore lunch, drinks, and snacks)
  • Half Day Float (4-6 hours): $350 (includes drinks and snacks)
  • Book a trip Email: Click to Email Jake | Call: 410-490-3427

Overnight Float Trips:
  

 

Have a couple days to kill? Come join one of our experienced guides on a multi-day float. We have both private and public island access along the Juniata, Susquehanna, and the Schuylkill rivers. Becoming known as the "Huck Fin Edition" of smallmouth fishing, our overnight camping floats have become a staple for our trip offerings. While on one of these trips, your guide will supply all fishing tackle, food, shelter and furniture for a relaxing and stress free float trip. We offer both 2 and 3 day trips, both are a great way to get out, enjoy the outdoors and forget about everything else.  Float price includes up to 2 people.

2 Day Camping Float $1,200.00 - 3 Day Camping Float $1,800.00

 Please email Jake to request a trip or for more information.

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