Pennsylvania Other Fishing
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. For info about local sauger fishing, visit the PA walleye page.
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.
Other Available Species
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 15 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 54 lbs 3 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz
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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
The state record chain pickerel was caught out of Long Pond.
Conneaut Lake produced the state record muskie (Muskellunge).
The state record northern pike came out of Allegheny Reservoir.
Jeff Trauger of Plumstead Township, Bucks County caught and released this monster 48", 32lb musky with a 24" girth.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.