Top Pennsylvania Fishing Lakes

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LakeLatitudeLongitudeCommunity Rating (Votes)
Scarlet Lake41.357431-76.0137975 (3)
Lake Naomi41.112641-75.4575495 (2)
Curwensville Lake40.939974-78.5403185 (2)
Lake Scranton41.388462-75.6299335 (2)
Cowans Gap Lake39.998150-77.9256865 (2)
Paupackan Lake41.462324-75.3036065 (2)
Big Boulder Lake41.047945-75.5908735 (1)
Brownell Reservoir41.567632-75.4746275 (1)
Foxton Lake41.887331-75.5962625 (1)
Pocono Summit Lake41.121519-75.3860575 (1)
Walker Lake41.417712-74.9161095 (1)
Boone Reservoir40.255982-80.1298975 (1)
Bells Lake40.060400-80.2839925 (1)
Moosehead Lake41.125531-75.7970705 (1)
Sunrise Lake41.319013-74.9583585 (1)
Leisure Lake41.075488-75.3281215 (1)
Saylors Lake40.899810-75.3181415 (1)
Cranberry Lake41.930795-75.9365925 (1)
Pocono Peak Lake41.278069-75.4052675 (1)
Lake Pine Crest41.182083-76.2448995 (1)
Dashieids Dam40.546467-80.1990315 (1)
Lake Shawnee41.819766-75.6646985 (1)
Moosic Lake41.433450-75.5176215 (1)
Earles Lake40.008410-75.3898875 (1)
Mountaintop Lake41.082309-75.4191965 (1)
Latest Pennsylvania Fishing Reports
July 24th, 2015 - Blue Marsh Lake
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 3      Water Temperature: 82
July 22, 2015 Caught a handful of bait fish, sunnies and one small perch. Trolled on and off throughout the day. Taking breaks in the coves periodically. Were rewarded for our efforts with a 27 inch 14# hybrid striper. Blue marsh is crowded with boat traffic but if you work hard it can pay off with a trophy
July 19th, 2015 - State Memorial Lake
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Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 78
We were there this morning. My husband caught 2 chain pickerel on weedless spoons in shallowweedy area. I caught a few bass castinv. One bbeing close to 15 inches.
May 4th, 2015 - Lake Arthur
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 59
Fished on 5-2 with water temp between 58 and 60. Caught two legal walleye, lost a big Muskie at the boat. Nice weather can\'t wait to get back the this coming weekend
May 1st, 2015 - Hunters Lake
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 3      Water Temperature: 0
8 bows today 5/1/15. All in30 min. During brief rain shower at 330. Good action. Nice day. Quiet.
April 29th, 2015 - Lake Wallenpaupack
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 41
Fish are still deep no spawn yet.
April 29th, 2015 - Lake Wallenpaupack
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 41
Fish are still deep no spawn yet.
April 12th, 2015 - Lake Altoona
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
is it even legal to fish here?
March 24th, 2015 - Lake Towhee
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
Small shallow lake...some big fish if you dont mind constant snags in the waterchestnut,fishing from shore is pointless, dont waste your time here. Nockamixon isnt far away with better options t fish.
March 20th, 2015 - Keystone Lake
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Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
fish are biting strong on chicken livers..i caught rainbow trout and lake trout and some kind of carp/shad/roach looking thing...about 1.5 hours from sunset with about 2 feet of line under my bobbers..a small trout hook and a piece of chicken liver about the size of a small marshmallow..only about 20 feet from shore..the lake is still 3/4 iced over but cast just at the edge of the ice for best results...water temp is from 32-46 degrees
February 20th, 2015 - Struble Lake
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Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
Knappys outdoor adventures has hit struble lake the last 2 years. Each year it was fished twice mid and during the fall. First I have to say we\'ve fished the lake many times years ago. Back in the 70\'s most of the anglers fished the lake for walleyes. It seemed during the winter on the hard water a lot of walleyes were taken. But nearly all were stunted fish. Top fish taken were just at legal with 90 percent being around 10 inches. During this time period jigs or minnow rigs were the norm. Now back to the present. After checking shocking reports made by the game commission. The size of the fish have shown considerate increase. So it was time to return to fish the lake and see how we would make out. although we havent fished at night yet I would suspect low light conditions would give up more walleyes than during the day. The Knapp crew has been fishing walleyes in canada waters for nearly 50 years along with The bay of Quinte and the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. These waters give up some giant fish but genetics and water size followed by seasonal movements are totally different than smaller lakes and rivers. Walleyes like structure that along with there main feeding habits in low light conditions. Or a good walleye chop on the water surface can give up some eyes. If you would like to try fishing for these fish get your depth finder out and look for brakes in contour. Example a 6 foot flat brakes to 10 foot in a very short distance. These tops of the 6 foot brake would be a first contact point that walleyes are coming into the shallows to feed. Many times while fishing canada we would concentrate that 6 to 10 foot brake to first make contact. trolling lures that run shallow on the 6 foot side of the boat and run deeper diving lures on the 10 foot brake until fish are located. Then we stop and cast or jig that area until numbers of fish are taken. As the sun goes down the fish come up to that 6 foot brake and scatter into the shallows. Thats when we usually throw lures right up to the banks. Keep in mind that if the winds have been coming from a constant direction the bait fish will be in the shallows on that wind ward bank. Rapelas in the size of # 9 to #13 our a favorite. The fire tiger works as does a blue with a orange belly or black and gold. Finnicky fish go small active hitting fish go bigger. My self I do all these but Love jigging the wobble jig with different colored grubs or a grub and a minnow. Match your bait with what swims in the lake. Hey we caught alot of perch there so that fire tiger looks like one. Ok now to the other species. On our trips there the salty spider or the wacky worm was a big catcher of largemouths. With the sun heating up the rocks on the dam area. Casting right into the rocks and dragging the bait slowly off bottonto the deeper water. Had bass picking up the offering and running off. I use a slugo hooked weedless crawling it threw the rocks to the deep. This has given up at least 40 lbs of bass in just one trip on the lake. Crappies were easy to catch. using 1/64th oz to 1/8th oz jigs and grubs or minnows drifted just off bottom in a wind controlled drift with the trolling motor. On one occasion we caught around 50 crappie during a 2 1/2 hours period with this approach. When it comes to yellow perch most are mixed with crappies but many were taken with the small jig in and around the weeds by the bank. Go to any search engine and go to knappys outdoor adventures there we have are successes from local lakes. fell free to check it out and contact me any time for info on what biting and where.
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