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Lake Marburg, PA

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Codorus State Park, Lake Marburg Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Thanks to the Big Bass Program at the Codorus State Park, fishing for largemouth bass can run hot and cold at times. Lately the fishing has been better than usual. Big bass are thriving in Lake Marburg due to excellent plenty of small forage fish and cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass are typically shallow and aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. 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 Lake Marburg on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass also reside here in good numbers and size.

Codorus State Park, Lake Marburg Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch Fishing

Again this year, Lake Marburg continues to have a very healthy population of yellow perch, which have been a mainstay in the fishery for decades. Yellow perch are great table fare, and are a food source for many predator fish in the lake as well. 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 in winter when ice fishing.

Codorus State Park, Lake Marburg Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

For those who enjoy fishing for catfish in Lake Marburg, a healthy population of channel cats populate these waters, and can be found all around the lake. In Spring channel cats 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. The river end of the lake is often the area where the bigger catfish are caught. 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.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie at Lake Marburg - Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania.

Situated just ten miles southwest of York, PA, Lake Marburg is a 1,275-acre fishing lake in the south-central part of the state. Warm-water fish species including bass, crappie, catfish, perch and sunfish share the lake with trout, northern pike, walleye and muskie. Boats with up to 2 hp are allowed on the lake, along with canoes, row boats, kayaks, sail boats, and boats with electric motors.

Lake Marburg, nestled within Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. Spanning over 1,275 acres, this expansive lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Lake Marburg 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 structures, points, and drop-offs, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

There are areas of the lake available for fishing from the bank and plenty of parking. Ice fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, white perch, yellow perch and northern pike is quite popular in winter.

Boating is a popular activity on Lake Marburg, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore its vast waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake allows for motorized boats, making it suitable for sailing, powerboating, and water skiing. Boaters can launch their own vessels at the lake's boat ramps or rent boats from the marina. Navigating along the shoreline, venturing into secluded coves, or simply enjoying a leisurely cruise while surrounded by the natural beauty of the lake are all possible on Lake Marburg.

Camping options are available at Codorus State Park, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the outdoor experience. The park offers tent and RV camping sites, as well as cabins for those seeking more comfortable accommodations. Camping at Lake Marburg allows visitors to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy lakeside activities, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the park.

As visitors explore Lake Marburg and Codorus State Park, they can appreciate the scenic beauty that encompasses the area. The park features rolling hills, meadows, and the shimmering waters of the lake, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor adventures.

Lake Marburg, with its diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and camping amenities, offers a remarkable destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a rewarding fishing experience, a thrilling boating adventure, or a peaceful camping getaway, Lake Marburg and Codorus State Park provide an ideal setting to connect with nature and enjoy the serenity of this scenic destination.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Marburg

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Tiger muskie

Lake Marburg Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

AOS Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats, pontoons, canoes and kayaks
717 632-7484


AOS Marina
1 Marina Dr
Hanover, PA 17331
717 632-7484

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Codorus Launch
Located on the northwest side of the lake, off Hoff Road, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Codorus State Park Main Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the park on the east side of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of paved parking.

Lake Marburg Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the west side of the Blooming Grove Road bridge, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Smith Station Road Boat Launch
Located on the west side of the lake, off Smith Station Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Marburg

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Fishing License

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Codorus State Park Campground - 717 637-2816

Lake Marburg PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Marburg
Codorus State Park
2600 Smith Station Road
Hanover, PA 17331
717 637-2816


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Crappie, walleye, bass and catfish fishing in south-central PA.

Fishing at Lake Marburg, in Pennsylvania.