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

Lake Lackawanna
This lake has plenty of room to fish for sunfish, crappie, bass and trout. The park has family-friendly facilities such as camping, have a picnic or rent a boat.
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.
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Common Catches in Pennsylvania

Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
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. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.
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.

Pennsylvania Fishing Tips And Information

Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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