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Fishing At Lake Wallenpaupack In 2024

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike at Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.

Lake Wallenpaupack, PA

With over 50 miles of shoreline, Lake Wallenpaupack has plenty of places to fish. And, this a 5,600-acre lake in the northeast part of the state has a wide variety of fish species to catch. Bass, crappie, walleye, trout, stripers, perch, sunfish and more populate these waters in quality as well as quantity. There is plenty of accessible shoreline for fishing from the bank, and fishing gear is available for rent at the Visitors Center.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

Lake Wallenpaupack, located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. Spanning over 5,700 acres, this expansive lake offers exceptional fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Lake Wallenpaupack to target popular fish such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, striped bass, muskellunge, trout, and panfish like bluegill and perch. The lake's diverse underwater structure, including rocky areas, submerged timber, and drop-offs, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and fruitful fishing adventure.

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During the winter months, Lake Wallenpaupack transforms into a haven for ice fishing enthusiasts. As the lake freezes over, anglers can venture out onto the ice and set up their ice fishing shelters to try their luck at catching a variety of fish. Ice fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular activity, providing a unique and thrilling experience for those who enjoy the winter sport.

Bring your fishing boat, canoe, kayak or pontoon and enjoy this scenic vacation getaway in the Pocono Mountains. Boats are also available for rent at several locations around the lake. When cabin fever sets in during the cold of winter, ice fishing for smallmouth bass, brown trout, bluegill and yellow perch can warm an anglers heart.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Pennsylvania

Primary fish species residing in Lake Wallenpaupack

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed Redbreast Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Muskie Northern pike

Lake Wallenpaupack Amenities

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

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Boating is a highlight of Lake Wallenpaupack, offering visitors the opportunity to explore its vast waters and access prime fishing locations. The lake permits motorized boats, making it ideal for powerboating, sailing, water skiing, and tubing. Boaters can launch their own vessels at the lake's numerous boat ramps or rent boats from marinas conveniently located around the lake. Navigating through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wallenpaupack, surrounded by scenic beauty, is a true pleasure for boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

1st Klas Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
570 226-6276

Rubber Duckie Boat Rental
Rentals: Pontoon, pleasure and fishing boats
570 226-3930

Marinas

1st Klas Marina
387 PA-507
Tafton, PA 18464
570 226-6276

Driftwood Cove Marina
67 Lacawac Rd
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
570 689-4404

Johnnys Corner Marina
102 PA-390
Tafton, PA 18464
570 233-0374

Lighthouse Harbor Marina
969 PA-507
Greentown, PA 18426
570 857-0220

Pine Crest Marina
839 PA-507
Greentown, PA 18426
570 857-1850

Pirate's Cove Marina
136 PA-507
Hawley, PA 18428
570 226-2220

Seeley's Marina
220 PA-507
Hawley, PA 18428
570 226-4859

Sterling Marina
61 Lacawac Rd
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
570 689-4205

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Ironwood Point Recreation Area Launch Ramp
Located near the southern end of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Lake Wallenpaupack Boat Ramp
Located in Mangan Cove, at the northern tip of the lake, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with ample paved parking.

Ledgedale Recreation Area Boat Launch
Located just south of the Ledgedale Road bridge, on the west side of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with ample paved parking.

Click here for a Pennsylvania Fishing License.

Camping options are available near Lake Wallenpaupack, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the area. The lake is surrounded by campgrounds and RV parks that offer a range of amenities, including lakeside campsites, picnic areas, and access to hiking trails. Camping at Lake Wallenpaupack provides a peaceful retreat, allowing visitors to enjoy lakeside activities, bond with nature, and experience the tranquility of the Pocono Mountains.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Ironwood Point Recreation Area Campground - 570 857-0880

Wilsonville Recreation Area Campground - 570 226-4382

Caffrey Recreation Area Campground - 570 226-4608

Three Pine Campground - 570 226-6556

Lake Wallenpaupack PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Wallenpaupack
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
1004 W. Main St
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570 226-2141

 

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Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.

Catfish, walleye, trout and crappie fishing in northeast PA.

Fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania.