Fishing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has over 86,000 miles of streams and rivers in addition to a large number of inland lakes that are ideal for fishing. Purchase your fishing license today.

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Top Fishing Spots in Pennsylvania

Keystone State Park
The Lake has warm and cold water fishing. Non-motorized boating is allowed and boat rentals are available in the Park.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake
Fish for crappie, perch, bass and more — then hit the trails or go to the beach.
Little Buffalo State Park
This Park offers year-round fishing opportunities, Holman Lake in Little Buffalo State Park is a great place for families to plan a fishing trip.

Common Catches in Pennsylvania

Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Black Bullhead
Black Bullhead
Despite its common name, color is not the best way to identify the Black Bullhead.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Lake Trout
Lake Trout
The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.

Types of Fishing in Pennsylvania

Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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