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Best Pennsylvania Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in PA.

Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Cowanesque Lake, Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, Lake Nockamixon, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Rose Valley Lake, Shenango River Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Pennsylvania, offering anglers the chance to pursue a multiple fish species.

  • Allegheny Reservoir, PA
  • Beltzville Lake, PA
  • Blue Marsh Lake, PA
  • Cowanesque Lake, PA
  • Duck Harbor Pond, PA
  • East Branch Clarion Lake, PA
  • Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, PA
  • Glendale Lake, PA
  • High Point Reservoir, PA
  • Lake Arthur, PA
  • Lake Erie, PA
  • Lake Galena, PA
  • Lake Marburg, PA
  • Lake Nockamixon, PA
  • Lake Ontelaunee, PA
  • Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
  • Lake Wilhelm, PA
  • Pinchot Lake, PA
  • Pymatuning Lake, PA
  • Raystown Lake, PA
  • Rose Valley Lake, PA
  • Shenango River Lake, PA
  • Youghiogheny River Lake, PA
Best Bass Lakes

Blue Marsh Lake, Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, Lake Arthur, Lake Nockamixon, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake and Shenango River Lake are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shenango River Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are favorite options for channel and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Blue Marsh Lake, Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Ontelaunee, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake and Tamarack Lake are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Tamarack Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Allegheny Reservoir, Beltzville Lake, Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shenango River Lake, Tamarack Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are considered good choices for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack and Raystown Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Beltzville Lake, Blue Marsh Lake, Lake Arthur, Raystown Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

In addition to Lake Erie, Lake Wallenpaupack and Raystown Lake are the most popular lakes for chinook or coho sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Pennsylvania fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Pennsylvania map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in PA at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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Favorite fishing lakes in Pennsylvania.

Most popular fishing lakes in PA.