Fishing At Blue Marsh Lake
AKA: Blue Marsh Reservoir
What to fish for...
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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Blue Marsh Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Blue Marsh North Boat Launch
Located on the east side of the northwest arm of the lake, on the east side, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking for over sixty vehicles with trailers.
Dry Brooks Boat Launch
Located in the east side of the lake, off Palisades Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of parking.
State Hill Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and tons of paved parking.
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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
Blue Marsh Lake
Blue Marsh Lake Visitor's Center
1268 Pallisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533-9750
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General Fishing Info
Catfish, trout, walleye and muskie fishing in east-central PA