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

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

Miscellaneous species

Muskie and pike fishing lure

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

Two of the top lakes for muskie are Lake Arthur and Pymatuning Lake. Glendale Lake and High Point Lake are top choices for northern pike. The state record chain pickerel was caught out of Long Pond. Conneaut Lake produced the state record musky. The state record northern pike came out of Allegheny Reservoir.

32-pound PA Musky

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

Other Available Species

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 15 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 54 lbs 3 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz

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