Lake Wallenpaupack

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
47° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
0.00 (Low)

Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Wallenpaupack General Information
Welcome to Lake Wallenpaupack fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Wallenpaupack water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Lake Wallenpaupack (41°24′47″N 75°14′25″W) is a freshwater lake in Pennsylvania. It is the third largest lake in Pennsylvania measuring 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length, 60 feet deep at points, and has in excess of 5,700 acres of surface water. It was created in 1926 by PPL, the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, for hydroelectric purposes as well as flood control. It is located near the city of Hawley, and includes the counties of Pike, Paupack, and WaynePike and Wayne located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Lenape Indians named the area \"Wallenpaupack\" which means \"The Stream of Swift and Slow Water.\" William Penn later owned the land and then deeded it to his son, who then gave it to James Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence[2]

Before the Lake was used for boating and recreational purposes, it was planned as a drinking water reservoir but never used for this purpose. In order to create the lake, a dam was constructed on Wallenpaupack Creek at Wilsonville. The land of Wilsonville and the surrounding area in the valley was purchased by PPL from about 100 owners at about $20 an acre and most of the property was razed or moved. Some houses remained, and as the valley was flooded the water was so clear that one could see the houses under the water. Seventeen miles of roads and telephone poles were rerouted, and Purdytown cemetery[3] had to be relocated. The former town of Wilsonville now lies under the water near the dam.[4]

Lake Wallenpaupack is a center of recreation for the surrounding communities, providing boating, swimming, and fishing access in the summertime, as well as ice skating and ice fishing in the winter. Its wooded shoreline also provides opportunities for hiking and viewing wildlife. Lake fish include smallmouth basslargemouth bassrock bassbluegill,walleyemuskellungenorthern pikepickerelrainbow troutbrown troutlake troutcatfish and yellow perchStriped bass and hybrid striped bass have been stocked in the lake. The lake is 13 miles (21 km) long, has 52 miles (84 km) of shoreline, and is about 60 feet (18 m) deep at its maximum depth.



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Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

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Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Wallenpaupack Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 41
Fish are still deep no spawn yet.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 41
Fish are still deep no spawn yet.
Lake Wallenpaupack Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Lake Wallenpaupack Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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- drop-shot finesse baits at 23ft
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Wallenpaupack Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake Wallenpaupack Walleye Fishing

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Lake Wallenpaupack Catfish Fishing

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The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Wallenpaupack Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Wallenpaupack at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Wallenpaupack White Bass Fishing

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Lake Wallenpaupack Striped Bass Fishing

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- free swim live herring OR live herring with a bobber about 3-4 ft up the line. let
it swim withing 20-3- ft of the shoreline near a rocky outcropping until your
bobber disappears or your rod bends. I\'ve found the best time to fish for striper
in the summer is between 11:00pm - 3:00am, preferrably during a full moon and calm
night. the bait fish will be extremely active and the trophy sized striper as well
as the small mouth will be hitting the surface near the shore. be ready for a
fight. If caught near shore, these fish will take off for deep water and take all
your line with them.
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Lake Wallenpaupack Trout Fishing

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Lake Wallenpaupack Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
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Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:28 EST

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