Delaware Water Gap Charters (DWGC)  obtained the only Commercial Use Authorization permit issued by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA). The permit allows us to operate a jet boat fishing-guide service on the Middle Delaware River.

We are based out of Milford, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Encompassing some 70,000 acres and 40 miles of the scenic and wild Delaware river, “The Gap” is a true slice of wilderness heaven just one hour from downtown Manhattan, New York.

Fishing with noted guide and angler Captain Ted Metzger from the comfort of a James River Jet Boat one will have the possibility to catch: ocean run springtime shad, summertime smallmouth bass, autumn walleye, or enjoy nighttime catfish and striped bass fishing.  Whats; more, the Delaware River was ranked as a top five smallmouth fishery in the US by Field and Stream Magazine.  

DWGC also offers sight-seeing tours where it’s common to see the valleys resident white tail deer, black bear, and bald eagles among many others of the river valley.    

Whatever you decide, Delaware Water Gap Charters has a trip to suit your needs.  And if one thing is for sure, the moment you step off the boat you’ll be thinking about the next time you step on.

Ted Metzger - Fishing Guide

Ted Metzger, a Milford native has been hunting and fishing the region since the early 70’s.  He has experience around the country, and once was a big game guide in Wyoming before starting Pike County Outfitters in 1996.  Now Ted is offering a unique opportunity to guide on 40 miles of the Delaware River within the DWGNRA.

Delaware River Walleye Fishing
Lake Wallenpaupack Striper
Local Walleye Fishing

Pike County Outfitters

A sporting goods store specializing in products to help the outdoor enthusiast enjoy all the seasons of the Pocono Mountains and the Delaware Highlands. With local knowledge of the area, we would be pleased to help you with your outdoor plans whether it’s fishing, hunting or rafting.  Visit the website here:

Location:  Apple Valley Village: 106 Route 6, Milford, Pennsylvania 18337

Contact: 570-296-9492