Fly Fishing Bushkill Creek, Pennsylvania
This is the Bushkill Creek located in Jacobsburg and
Eaton in the Lehigh Valley. Do not confuse this stream
with Big Bushkill Creek located in the Pocono
Mountains. The State of Pennsylvania has several
streams with the same names. The name "Bushkill" and
"Little Bushkill" are no exceptions as there are more
than one using these names. By the way, the state
doesn't spell it the same way the Federal maps spell it,
which adds to the confusion. They refer to it as "Bush

With multiple stockings, Bushkill Creek receives a lot of
fishing activity, especially in the spring months. It has
the typical pool, riffle and run configuration of most trout
streams but it is different in many other respects. In
many places, Bushkill Creek is as wide as 30 feet/ The
flow is usually relatively slow and sometimes the surface
is smooth and slick.

The slow moving water and high angling pressure at
times, means this can be a difficult stream to fish. The
trout get wise fast and the hold-over fish and
stream-born trout are especially difficult to catch unless
you use a lot of stealth and make good drag-free

Access along the stream is excellent. There are county
parks, pull-off areas at the highways and designated
parking lots in many areas. Bushkill Creek gets a lot of
pressure at times, but it is well worth fishing, especially
in the catch and release area and during times other
than the prime spring months.

Since bait-, lure- and fly-anglers share the action at
Bushkill Creek, we recommend the 1.1-mile
"catch-and-release" section. You will find more trout and
far less conventional tackle guys fishing in the there.

The best fishing for fly fishing Bushkill Creek is in the
Spring, It is stocked three times in April.
Spring is the best time due to the aquatic insect  
The water remain cool enough to fish throughout the
summer months.
Autumn is a great time to catch one of the creeks big
brown trout.

Fly Fishing Guide to the
The stream has some good sized pools, long runs and
some riffles.
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Type of Stream
Spring Creek

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout
(Stocked with Holdovers and some
Streambred brown trout)

Medium to Large

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Nearest Towns

Year-round Delayed Harvest Section

Fair to Good

Non-Resident License
State of Pennsylvania

National Weather Service Link

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Fly Fishing Guide

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