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Lake Galena, PA

Popular Fish Species Lake Galena, PA

Lake Galena Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Lake Galena is home to a quality population of largemouth bass. They are currently thriving here due to excellent fisheries management and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure.

Lake Galena Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

This year should be a good year for channel catfish fishing in the waters of Lake Galena. In Spring channel catfish migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits.

Lake Galena Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch Fishing

Lake Galena has a very healthy population of yellow perch. These aggressive fish are both predator and prey as larger species tend to feed on small perch. Fishing for yellow perch is simple, their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, insects and worms. Yellow perch tend to gather in small groups and hang out on relatively deep structure, near cover and/or drop-offs. Use a small hook and sinker. Bait a small hook with minnows, worms or small jigs using 6 to 10 pound line. They make for an excellent fish fry, are a food source for many of the larger predator fish in the lake, and they are fun to catch!

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish and white perch at Lake Galena in Pennsylvania.

Half way between Philadelphia and Allentown, Lake Galena (Peace Valley Reservoir) is a 365-acre reservoir with a variety of warm-water fish species. Crappie, bass, catfish, walleye, perch and sunfish swim these waters and are accessible from the fishing pier, boats or shoreline. Canoes and kayaks are popular here as are all types of fishing, pleasure and pontoon boats. Boats are available for rent by the hour

Lake Galena, located in Peace Valley Park in Pennsylvania, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling experience. Spanning over 365 acres, this scenic lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Lake Galena to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, catfish, and panfish like crappie and bluegill. The lake's diverse structure, including submerged vegetation, rocky structures, and drop-offs, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

Boating is a popular activity on Lake Galena, offering visitors the chance to explore its tranquil waters and access prime fishing spots. With boat rentals available, enthusiasts can enjoy sailing, powerboating, kayaking, or canoeing on the lake. Boaters can navigate along the shoreline, discover secluded coves, or simply enjoy a relaxing cruise while taking in the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Camping is not available directly at Lake Galena, but nearby camping options make it convenient for visitors to extend their stay. Peace Valley Park offers campsites and RV sites, allowing visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while being close to the lake. Camping at Lake Galena provides the opportunity to wake up to the gentle sounds of nature, enjoy picnics by the water, and appreciate the peaceful ambiance of the park.

As visitors explore Lake Galena and the surrounding park, they can immerse themselves in the scenic beauty that envelops the area. The park features rolling hills, lush forests, and the sparkling waters of the lake, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities.

Lake Galena, with its diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and nearby camping options, offers a serene retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a productive fishing experience, a leisurely boating excursion, or a tranquil camping getaway, Lake Galena provides an idyllic setting to connect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of this picturesque destination.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Pennsylvania

Primary fish species residing in Lake Galena

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed White Perch Yellow Perch

Lake Galena Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Peace Valley Park Boat Launch
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the end of Meyers Road, this is a multi-lane, concrete ramp with ample gravel parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Galena

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Fishing License

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Beaver Valley Campground - 610 847-5643

Ringing Rocks Family Campground - 610 982-5552

Lake Galena PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Galena
The Galena Territory
2000 Territory Drive
Galena, Illinois 61036
815 777-2000


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Lake Galena in Pennsylvania.

Bass, catfish, walleye and crappie fishing in southeast PA.

Fishing at Lake Galena, in Pennsylvania.