Fishing in the East


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East

Beltzville State Park

The 949-acre Beltzville Lake is stocked with warm-water and cold-water game fish and panfish. Common species are trout, striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge and perch. Below the dam, Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout. Much of the lake’s northern shoreline can be reached from Pohopoco Drive.

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Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware River contains many species of game fish including American shad, striped bass, smallmouth bass and walleye. Shad migration starts in early spring. The Delaware Canal contains a variety of warmwater game fish. The 90-acre Giving Pond contains a variety of warmwater game fish.

Evansburg State Park

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Skippack Creek has spring trout fishing and warm water fishing throughout the year. The creek is stocked with brown and rainbow trout from preseason to Memorial Day. Warm-water fish are smallmouth bass, catfish, sucker, carp, panfish and eel. An accessible fishing dock is in the picnic area on Lewis Road.

Fort Washington State Park

Wissahickon Creek passes through the park offering trout fishing in the spring. During the summer, it offers warm water fishing for carp, catfish, panfish and suckers.

Frances Slocum State Park

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The 165-acre Frances Slocum Lake is a warm-water fishery. Common species are crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish, muskellunge, pickerel, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and stocked trout. An ADA accessible fishing pier is between Picnic Pavilion Three and the main boat launch.

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Gouldsboro State Park

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The common fish in the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake and the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake are bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. Gouldsboro Lake has muskellunge, walleye, crappie, sucker and fallfish. An ADA accessible fishing pier is available at each park.

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Hickory Run State Park

Anglers find excellent sport in many of the streams and lakes within the park boundaries. Some streams are stocked with brook and brown trout. Mud Run is a delayed harvest, artificial lure only stream. The lower 2.9 miles of Hickory Run, from near the Saylorsville Dam to the Lehigh River, is a catch and release fishing only area. The Lehigh River, which flows along the western boundary of the park, has warm-water game fish, trout and panfish. Francis E. Walter Dam, about 20 minutes from the park, provides boating and angling for trout and warm-water game fish.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Bushkill Creek, which is regularly stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, provides excellent trout fishing.

Lackawanna State Park

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The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake has cold-water and warm-water fish. Common fish are trout, muskellunge, walleye, channel catfish, bullhead, pickerel and largemouth bass. The 2.5-mile long lake has more than 7.5 miles of shoreline. The fishing pier by the main boat launch is ADA accessible. The 3-acre Trostle Pond, in the northern end of the park, is open to youth fishing only (ages 12 and under) and hosts a variety of warm-water species.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Most of the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is open for ice fishing, except for the ice skating area, under the PA 407 bridge and near the dam/spillway. Common fish are trout, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, perch and largemouth bass.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Fishing in the river and streams is permitted during seasons established by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The northern section from the Francis E. Walter Dam to Sandy Run is stocked with trout and is most popular with anglers. Whitewater boating between the Francis E. Walter Dam and White Haven is discouraged to promote this section for fishing activities.

Locust Lake State Park

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The 52-acre Locust Lake is a warm-water fishery and receives several stockings of brown and brook trout annually. Pickerel, bass (largemouth and smallmouth) and panfish give anglers action in all seasons. Fishermen who are not camping are required to use the fishermen’s parking area near the park entrance. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier by the program pavilion on the north side of the lake.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Trout is the primary species caught through the ice.

Marsh Creek State Park

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The 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake is good to excellent fishing for warm-water species. Anglers have landed 40-inch long tiger muskies (hybrid cross between northern pike and native muskellunge). Other species include largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye and a variety of panfish. The lake is designated a big bass lake and specific regulations apply.

Mount Pisgah State Park

The 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake provides habitat for perch, bass, bluegill and crappie. On the west shore of the lake is an angler's area that features a parking lot and easy access to the lake for shore fishing.

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Nescopeck State Park

The 9-acre Lake Frances has trout, bass and panfish. A well-used trail circles Lake Frances and provides great fishing access throughout the year. Six miles of Nescopeck Creek is designated as a high quality, cold-water fishery and contains brown trout and native brook trout. Several miles of the creek are designated as delayed harvest, artificial lure only. The PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks Lake Frances and Nescopeck Creek.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted in Lake Francis.

Neshaminy State Park

A variety of warm-water fish species can be found in this stretch of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek. Common species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish and various panfish. The park is also popular in the spring for the annual run of striped bass, American shad and herring.

Nockamixon State Park

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The 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon is a warm-water fishery and classified a Big Bass Lake. Common species are walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, smallmouth and largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids, channel catfish, carp and various types of panfish. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. There is a fishing pier at the midpoint of the lake in the Day Use Area and an ADA accessible fishing platform near the Haycock Boat Launch. Explore Nockamixon for more fishing information.

Norristown Farm Park

Visitors may fish at the Farm Pond or at either of the two trout-stocked streams, Stony Creek and Kepner Creek.

Promised Land State Park

The 422-acre Promised Lake and the 173-acre Lower Lake offer great opportunities for fishing, including ice fishing. The common fish species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, muskellunge, yellow perch, sunfish and catfish. Lower Lake is approved trout waters and is stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is popular on both lakes. Bass, pickerel, panfish and on Lower Lake, trout, are the common species captured through the ice.

Prompton State Park

The 290-acre Prompton Lake is a warm-water fishery.

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Ralph Stover State Park

Warm-water species found in Tohickon Creek include smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp and catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a cold-water fish.

Ricketts Glen State Park

The 245-acre Lake Jean has warm-water game fish, panfish and trout. Fishing is prohibited in the Glens Natural Area.

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Ridley Creek State Park

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Ridley Creek is stocked with trout and provides excellent angling. The portion of the creek from Sycamore Mills Dam to the mouth of Dismal Run is a catch and release, fly fishing only area. An ADA accessible fishing platform is on the paved, Multi-use Trail along Sycamore Mills Road. Vehicle permits must be acquired at the park office.

Salt Springs State Park

Sections of Silver Creek and Fall Brook traverse the park for almost two miles and provide ample fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. A favorite area is where Fall Brook flows into Silver Creek near the east end of the picnic area. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks both streams with trout in early spring.

Tobyhanna State Park

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The common fish in Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro lakes are bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. Tobyhanna Lake also has brook trout. Gouldsboro Lake also has muskellunge, walleye, crappie, sucker and fallfish. An ADA accessible fishing pier is available.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Tuscarora State Park

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The 96-acre Tuscarora Lake is a warm-water fishery. Popular species are bass, muskellunge, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Night fishing is permitted. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier at the boat launch.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Trout is the primary species caught through the ice.

Tyler State Park

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Anglers may fish along the banks of Neshaminy Creek or from a canoe. Warm-water species include sunfish, black crappie, carp, smallmouth bass and other panfish. Neshaminy Creek is also the home of large snapping turtles, eels, frogs, water snakes and muskrats.

Varden Conservation Area

The pond in the Tannery Tract has largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish and catfish. Middle Creek provides trout fishing.

White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek is stocked several times a season and is considered one of the best trout streams in the area. Special delayed harvest and artificial lures only regulations apply to the Middle Branch of White Clay Creek from Good Hope Road south to its confluence with the East Branch. Any bait may be used on the East Branch.

Worlds End State Park

Loyalsock Creek is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The cold mountain water provides good fishing most of the year.