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Glendale Lake, PA

Popular Fish Species Glendale Lake, PA

Glendale Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

While bass fishing in Glendale Lake for largemouth bass is not as hot as it used to be, there are still plenty of bass to catch. It can run hot and cold at times, so keep plugging away. Big bass do not show up in numbers, but there are some really good ones to be caught. 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 fishing Glendale Lake on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass also reside here in decent numbers.

Glendale Lake Popular Fish - Muskie

Muskie Fishing

Fishing for Muskellunge in Glendale Lake could provide a trophy fish on any given cast. Giant musky roam these waters and are aggressive eaters. Muskie fishing can bring some exciting moments to your fishing day, as big muskies are spectacular, and strong fighters. Use a strong rod in medium- to medium-heavy action, with heavy line - 20# or heavier. Because of their sharp teeth, steel leaders are highly recommended. Muskie have a big mouth so use big baits, same baits you would use for bass but in larger sizes. Topwater, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits all work well for hungry muskie. The best time of year to chase these big fish is Spring, and then again in Fall as the water temperature starts cooling.

Glendale Lake Popular Fish - Black Crappie

Black Crappie Fishing

Black crappie reside in pretty good numbers throughout Glendale Lake, and they are averaging a very good eating size this year. Crappie fishing with live bait and small jigs is the two most common methods for crappie here. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie, in much smaller numbers, also make this lake their home. When the lake freezes over, ice fishing is often a great way to catch a nice bunch of crappie.

Glendale Lake Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, bowfin, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike at Glendale Lake in Pennsylvania.

Fishing at Prince Gallitzin State Park

With 26 miles of shoreline and amenities galore, Glendale Lake is a great place to vacation for boating and fishing. Numerous access points allow for shoreline fishing on this 1,600-acre lake in the central part of the state. And, the lake has nice populations of bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, perch and sunfish. If you are looking for big fish, northern pike, chain pickerel and muskie also reside in these waters.

Glendale Lake, located in Prince Gallitzin State Park, Pennsylvania, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. Spanning over 1,600 acres, this scenic lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Glendale Lake to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, catfish, and panfish like crappie and bluegill. The lake's diverse structure, including submerged trees, rocky areas, and weed beds, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and fruitful fishing adventure.

Boating is a popular activity on Glendale Lake, providing anglers and recreational boaters with ample opportunities to explore its peaceful waters. Boaters can launch their own vessels at the lake's boat ramps or rent boats from nearby marinas. Whether sailing, powerboating, kayaking, or canoeing, boaters can navigate through the lake's scenic channels, explore its secluded coves, or simply enjoy a leisurely cruise while soaking in the picturesque surroundings.

Camping is a popular option for visitors to Prince Gallitzin State Park, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Glendale Lake. The park offers various camping options, including tent and RV sites, as well as cabins for those seeking a more comfortable experience. Whether one chooses a lakeside campsite or a spot tucked away in the wooded areas, camping at Glendale Lake provides a chance to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy lakeside picnics, and marvel at the starry night sky.

As visitors explore Glendale Lake and the surrounding park, they can appreciate the scenic landscapes that envelop the area. The park features rolling hills, dense forests, and the shimmering waters of the lake, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities. Nature enthusiasts can also explore the park's hiking trails, go wildlife spotting, or simply relax by the lakeshore and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

Glendale Lake, with its diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and camping facilities, offers a tranquil retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a rewarding fishing expedition, a leisurely boating adventure, or a serene camping getaway, Glendale Lake and Prince Gallitzin State Park provide an ideal setting to connect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of this picturesque destination.

Services provided by the marina include gas, boat rentals, a store, and boat slips. Excellent boat ramp facilities make launching a breeze for small and large boats alike. If you like to fish, a canoe, kayak, bass boat, pontoon boat or any fishing boat can enhance your fishing experience here. Camping and RV spaces are available at the lake, as well as lodging and dining options.

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Primary fish species residing in Glendale Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Bowfin Chain pickerel Muskie Northern pike

Glendale Lake Amenities

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

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Prince Gallitzin Marina
197 Gibbons Rd
Patton, PA 16668
814 674-2499

Wyerough Boat Launch & Pontoon Mooring Marina
435 Beaver Valley Rd
Patton, PA 16668
814 674-1000

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Beaverdam Boat Ramp
Located at the northern tip of the lake, this is an un-improved ramp and parking for about a dozen vehicles with boat trailers.

Beaver Valley Boat Ramp
This three-lane, concrete ramp with docks is located mid lake, on the west side of the lake with plenty of paved parking.

Crooked Run Boat Ramp
Located in Crooked Run Campground, this is a single-lane concrete boat ramp with a dock and limited, gravel parking.

McKees Run Boat Ramp
This is an un-improved ramp and parking for a couple dozen vehicles with boat trailers.

Killbuck Boat Ramp
This one of the major launch areas on the lake. It is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of gravel parking, located in the southwest sector of the lake.

Range Road Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

Wyerough Boat Launch
Located at the south end of the Beaver Valley Road bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking for two dozen vehicles with boat trailers.

Fishing Guides On Glendale Lake

CD Charters Fishing Guides - ice fishing

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Fishing License

Click here for a Pennsylvania Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Prince Gallitzin State Park Campground - 814 674-1000

Coal Country Campground - 814 687-4383

Noel's Trailer Court Campground - 814 943-5192

Glendale Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Glendale Lake
Prince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina Road
Patton, PA 16668
814 674-1000


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Bass, crappie, muskie, pike and catfish fishing in central PA.

Fishing at Glendale Lake, in Pennsylvania.