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All about fishing for chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike and sauger in Pennsylvania.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Pennsylvania waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Pennsylvania

Larger lakes across the state of Pennsylvania, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Erie, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shenango River Lake, Tamarack Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake.

32-pound PA Musky

Jeff Trauger of Plumstead Township, Bucks County caught and released this monster 48", 32lb musky with a 24" girth.

Fishing for other species in Pennsylvania

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

PA State Record: 8 lbs 15 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

PA State Record: 54 lbs 3 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

PA State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

PA State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Pennsylvania, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

Best fishing lakes in Pennsylvania!