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

Lake Ontelaunee, PA

On the outskirts of Reading, PA, Lake Ontelaunee is a 1,100-acre reservoir with unique fishing opportunities. While the lake has healthy populations of bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish and perch, boats are not allowed on the lake. So this is a great place to test your fishing skills while fishing from shore. When winter arrives and the ice becomes safe, enjoy ice fishing for bass, chain pickerel and northern pike.

Lake Ontelaunee, located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and rewarding angling experience. Spanning over 1,080 acres, this scenic lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Lake Ontelaunee to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, yellow perch, and sunfish. The lake's diverse underwater structure, including submerged vegetation, rocky areas, and submerged timber, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and fruitful fishing adventure.

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Lake Ontelaunee, with its diverse fish species, great scenery, and nearby camping facilities, offers a serene retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a rewarding fishing experience or a peaceful camping getaway, Lake Ontelaunee provides an ideal setting to connect with nature and enjoy the serenity of this picturesque destination.

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Primary fish species residing in Ontelaunee Lake

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

Ontelaunee Lake Amenities

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

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Camping options are available near Lake Ontelaunee, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Several nearby campgrounds offer tent and RV camping sites, providing a tranquil and convenient base for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping near Lake Ontelaunee allows visitors to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy lakeside activities, and unwind in the peaceful atmosphere of the surrounding countryside.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sacony Family Campground - 610 683-3939

Kutztown Campground New Dutch Campground - 610 683-1131

Lake Ontelaunee PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Ontelaunee
City Of Reading, PA
Reading, Pennsylvania


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Lake Ontelaunee in Pennsylvania.

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Fishing at Ontelaunee Lake, in Pennsylvania.