Top Pennsylvania Fishing Lakes

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LakeLatitudeLongitudeCommunity Rating (Votes)
Scarlet Lake41.357431-76.0137975 (3)
Paupackan Lake41.462324-75.3036065 (2)
Lake Naomi41.112641-75.4575495 (2)
Curwensville Lake40.939974-78.5403185 (2)
Lake Shawnee41.819766-75.6646985 (1)
Moosic Lake41.433450-75.5176215 (1)
Earles Lake40.008410-75.3898875 (1)
Marquette Lake40.434785-76.5979505 (1)
Mountaintop Lake41.082309-75.4191965 (1)
Lake Pleasant42.004132-79.8977835 (1)
Coatesville Reservoi40.003217-75.8589755 (1)
Mermaid Lake40.150558-75.2953235 (1)
Beaver Run Reservoir40.477202-79.5669335 (1)
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)
Lake Scranton41.388462-75.6299335 (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)
Cowans Gap Lake39.998150-77.9256865 (1)
Saylors Lake40.899810-75.3181415 (1)
Latest Pennsylvania Fishing Reports
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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Guest
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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Guest
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.
February 20th, 2015 - Skymount Lake
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Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
In the last 3 years Knappys outdoor adventures have tried fishing Skymount Lake. We\'ve fished early season mid and late season. The main attraction for us is the crappie bass. Although when on the lake we fish for all it\'s species. For a fun day on the water I\'d rig up a small bobber on light line. {4 to 6lb} line. A # 6 hook just below the surface about 2 feet. If the wind is blowing a small split shot will keep the bait just above the weeds that come right up to the surface. Use the wind as a drift control. By using short burst to your trolling motor will keep your drift in a constint direction you want to go. When there s no wind we find the pockets between weed patches.\'dropping our bait. {best results use 2 inch minnows}. If the crappies are active a small jig from 1/64th oz to 1/8 oz work very good also. the smaller jigs with some type hair on them work very good. The 1/8 oz with a small rubber grub cast worked slow will usually bring a strike. Also jigging straight up and down in the dark holes works great. Are largest crappie to date is a beauty of a 3 lbér. Every fish we catch is returned to the water for other anglers to try their luck on. The big crappie was 17 1/2 inches long a very good fish for this lake. On a good day we catch up to 25 crappies up to 12 inches with a few just over that length. Please return them for another day. When it comes to other species sun fish,pickeral,and largemout bass are the main fish. We have caught small mouth bass but very few. 12 inches is the top fish. The largemouths from our success have topped out around 3 1/2 lb\'s most smaller. The pickeral hit the same thing we use for crappies. But the jig rigged as a beatle spin can force them to come out of cover and blast the lure. Small lures that run just below the surface like a # 9 to a #13 rapela will force stricks also. The old reliable rubber worm rigged weedless made with long cast right up to the bank will result in stricks to. As the sun warms this lake in april until december most of the fish species will cooperate. For seeing some of our results from various local lakes go to any search engine and look up knappys outdoor adventures. You can contact us there and recieve info on other lakes also from the north country to the mason dixon line. That means giant stripers.
October 10th, 2014 - Virgin Run Lake
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lkrajack
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
Fished this lake several times both open water and ice and only ever caught bluegill.
October 10th, 2014 - Lake Donegal
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lkrajack
Fishing Rating: 4      Water Temperature: 0
Went on wednesday and trolled rapalas and caught about a half dozen crappies.
September 30th, 2014 - Lake Arthur
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
the guy who caught crappie at beach,how deep were they,and are you allowed in there to fish now ? thanks for info.
September 30th, 2014 - Lake Arthur
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 5      Water Temperature: 0
perch fishing is usually good at 422 cove look for island ,then look across lake to far shore opposite of island ,look for rocks all along the sure line for a couple hundred feet,alot of jumbo perch here.drops of to about 11-14 feet close to rock sure,
September 30th, 2014 - Virgin Run Lake
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Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
weed city,wow what a weed hole ,if you like prop clogging weeds fish this one ~!
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