frequently asked questions

When are the fishing seasons?

  • Guided fishing trips go from April 1st - December 31st weather permitting. 
  • Spring is Trout and Shad fishing
  • Summer is Smallmouth Bass fishing
  • Fall is mixed bag Bass, Trout, Walleye and other species.

What do I bring? 

  •   Binoculars and Cameras (several bald eagle     watch areas) 
  •   Fishing License 
  •   River Shoes, Waders are optional (felt soles) 
  •   Fishing equipment 
  •   Polarized sunglasses (brown lenses) 
  •   Foul weather gear 
  •   Warm shirt or sweater (even summer nights     are cool) 
  •   Sunscreen 

Can we keep the fish? 

  • Sweetwater Guides practice 100% catch and release on Upper Delaware Trout and Smallmouth Bass.  In season, Walleye and Pan fish (Catfish, Sunfish, Perch, Rock Bass), may be kept and make great table fare.

Are Sweetwater trips kid friendly?

  • Yes, we welcome guests of all ages!

Where are you located and what waters do you fish?

  • We are centrally located near the Upper Delaware River in Tyler Hill, PA.
  • All of our float fishing trips take place on the Upper Delaware River, which flows from Hancock, NY to Sparrowbush, NY. 
  • At times the East and West branches of the Delaware River just above Hancock, NY are also floated. This area encompasses over 100 miles of fishable waters.