Pennsylvania Bass Fishing
All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Pennsylvania lakes.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Pennsylvania.
Bass Fishing Lakes In Pennsylvania
The major lakes in PA with healthy populations of bass include Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Erie, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shenango River Lake, Tamarack Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake. Many other small lakes, rivers and ponds also hold bass.
Catch big bass!
The PA state record largemouth bass was caught out of Birch Run Reservoir and Scotts Run Lake gave up the Pennsylvania state record smallmouth bass.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
PA State Record: 11 lbs 3 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
PA State Record: 8 lbs 8 oz
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Bass fishing information, by state.
Learn the lifecycle of a bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Pennsylvania bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.
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