Pennsylvania Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in area lakes and streams.
You don't have to go far to find trout in PA. Many of the rivers, streams, small lakes and ponds hold trout. The major lakes offering trout fishing include Allegheny Reservoir , Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Wallenpaupack and Raystown Lake. Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Luke Gearing caught this excellent rainbow trout, in Ligonier, PA, on his 16th birthday.
Visit the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission for information about trout stocking in PA.
Pennsylvania Record Trout
The state record brook trout was caught out of Fishing Creek and Walnut Creek gave up the state record brown trout. Lake Erie served up both the state record lake trout and the state record palomino trout. The state record rainbow trout came out of Jordan Creek.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 15 lbs 6 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 0 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 19 lbs 10 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 29 lbs 4 oz
Additional trout information
By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.
Trout locations and info, by state.
Learn the habits of trout
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Pennsylvania waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.