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Fishing At Blue Marsh Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, tiger trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and tiger muskie at Blue Marsh Lake in Pennsylvania.

Although it is a day-use only area, Blue Marsh Lake is open to fishing boats and pleasure boats of any horsepower. This 1,150-acre lake is located in the east-central part of the state, 7 miles northwest of Reading, PA. Kayaks, canoes and paddle boats are popular here. There are areas accessible from the highway for fishing from shore, via the lake border trail. Blue Marsh Lake Park also has areas for shoreline fishing. Featured species here are bass, crappie and muskie, but populations of catfish, walleye, perch, sunfish and striped bass also reside here. Trout are stocked to enhance the fishing experience as well. Parking can be an issue on weekends and holidays, so plan to arrive early.

Primary fish species residing in Blue Marsh Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brook trout Brown trout Bluegill Sunfish Pumpkinseed Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Tiger muskie

Blue Marsh Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts - Eagles Peak - 610 589-4800

Appalachian RV Campground - 610 488-6319

Mountain Springs Camping Resort - 610 488-6859

Blue Marsh Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Blue Marsh Lake
Blue Marsh Lake Visitor's Center
1268 Pallisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533-9750
610 376-6337

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