Frequently Asked Questions

What is included?

A fully-licensed and expert guide (Ted Metzger), custom jet boat with the proper permit, safety gear, personal flotation devices, fishing rods/reels, fishing gear, terminal tackle, lures, and bait.

  • Fishing license is NOT included.
  • Transportation is NOT included but may be arranged from Milford.
  • Parking at boat launch is NOT included.  Please bring cash in order to pay for parking your vehicle at the boat launch location.  Typically $7 for weekdays and $10 for weekend days.
Do you get to keep the fish you catch?

We strongly encourage “Catch and Release / Catch, Photo, Release”.  Our guided charters are for sport, learning technique and experience.

Do you need a fishing license?

Yes, a valid fishing license is required for all anglers, age 16 and older. Fees for fishing license is not included in the rates listed. If you are unsure, please call ahead.

License needed:

River/DWG:  PA of NJ

Lake Wallenpaupack: PA

Greenwood Lake: NJ or NY

Finger Lakes: NY

For PA Licenses visit Pike County Outfitters

For NJ, NY: visit


What should I bring?

If you do not have any of the items listed below, please visit Pike County Outfitters prior to your charter. We will help you find everything you need.

Protective footwear is a must have.  Having the appropriate footwear for the season and weather conditions is crucial. Your shoes will get wet, so you should be prepared and pick footwear that will offer protection, traction, support, and comfort.  

Extra layers and rain gear is recommended.  This will ensure you have enough protection if the weather changes or is bad from the start.  Wind-breaker jackets, nylon and poly-fiber fleece are recommended over cotton as they are more protective and dry faster. 

Sun Screen and Hats are always recommended for many reasons.  Sunglasses can also help protect from UV rays, glare off the water, and eye strain.  Overall you will be able to see what you are doing and handle the fish better. 

Food and Beverage.  We recommend packing a small cooler with energy rich food and water.  We want your head in the game!

Camera. You will want to show your friends what you caught.  We know most of you have cell phones, but you can also bring your DSLR or whatever is your go to.  Just be careful not to drop it in the water.  A strap and floatation device is highly recommended just in case. 

Cash for parking your vehicle at the boat launch location.  Typically $7 for weekdays and $10 for weekend days.

What's the minimum age/weight for children?

All children must be over 50 lbs to ride on the charter jet boat. 

What time of the year do you operate?

We operate year round, conditions permitting.In, 2019 we will only be offering weekday trips.

Are reservations required?

Yes, to schedule a charter you must contact us by phone at 570-296-9492 or visit Pike County Outfitters in Milford, PA to speak with Ted. (106 Route 6, Milford, Pennsylvania 18337)

You can also send us a message here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  The best way is always via phone or in person.

What kind of fish can you catch?

We can tailor your charter to go after walleye, musky, shad, catfish, smallmouth bass, striped bass, or trout.  

What if you don't fish, what can you do?

On our sight seeing tours, it is common to see many of the valley’s resident whitetail deer, black bear, bald eagles, and more.  

Nikon Binoculars will be provided.

Bring your camera!


Pike County Outfitters is 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 snow shoeing.

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