Fishing in the West


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West

Allegheny Islands State Park

The Allegheny River is a warm-water fishery.

Erie Bluffs State Park

Anglers can fish in Lake Erie or in Elk Creek, a great steelhead trout fishery.

Keystone State Park

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The 78-acre Keystone Lake has warm and cold water fishing, with trout stockings throughout the year. Warm-water fish are largemouth bass, tiger muskellunge, northern pike, black crappie, yellow perch, carp and brown bullhead catfish. A fishing area by the spillway is ADA accessible. Fishing is prohibited at the beach, boat launches and mooring areas. Abandoned mine drainage limits the fishing quality in the stream below the dam. Keystone Lake is a Big Bass Lake and special regulations apply.

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Kooser State Park

The four-acre Kooser Lake and Kooser Run are approved trout waters. Kooser Run is classified as a High Quality trout stream. Kooser Lake provides excellent fishing for trout, bass and blue gill and Kooser Run is stocked with Brook trout. Night and ice fishing are not permitted on Kooser Lake.

Laurel Hill State Park

The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake has bass, trout, catfish, sucker, bluegill, perch, crappie and sunfish. Laurel Hill Creek and Jones Mill Run are excellent trout streams.

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Laurel Ridge State Park

Many native trout streams cross the hiking trail.

Linn Run State Park

Linn Run offers trout fishing.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

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The 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm is a warm-water fishery. Common species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, bluegill, crappie, catfish, perch and sunfish. A bait and fishing tackle concession is available at the marina. An area called the “Rounded Point,” near the Marina parking lot, has an ADA accessible fishing pier.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing accounts for many of the larger fish caught in the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm.

McConnells Mill State Park

Fishing is permitted anywhere along Slippery Rock Creek with the exception of the dam structures. The best fishing is for trout and bass. Trout are stocked several times throughout the season. There is a fly fishing only, catch and release area by Armstrong Bridge.

Moraine State Park

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The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur is a warm-water fishery. Common species are northern pike, largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks muskellunge, walleye, channel catfish and hybrid striped bass.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted in the Game Propagation Area from January 15 through March 15.

Ohiopyle State Park

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The Youghiogheny River provides good wilderness trout fishing. In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, fingerling trout are stocked throughout the entire section of river within the park. An all-tackle trophy trout program exists on a 9-mile section of the river from Ramcat downstream to the PA 381 bridge in Ohiopyle. Meadow Run also provides fine trout fishing for anglers who prefer smaller stream fishing. A 2.2-mile section of Meadow Run, from Dinnerbell Road downstream to the mouth of the river is designated for delayed harvest, artificial lures only.

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek is known for its bass and trout. Boughton Run, Toy Run and Jones Run provide brook trout fishing. Two delayed harvest-artificial lure only areas cover 2.5 miles of Oil Creek.

Point State Park

The Allegheny River is a warm-water fishery.

Presque Isle State Park

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Common species are perch, bass, walleye, trout and steelhead in Lake Erie, and panfish, perch, bass, muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, crappies, smelt and steelhead in Presque Isle Bay. Bowfishing is permitted. Popular shore fishing locations are Waterworks and Ferry Dock ponds, East and West piers, Perry Monument, North Pier, lagoons and all boat landings.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is popular in Presque Isle Bay.

Pymatuning State Park

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The 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir is a warm-water fishery. Common species are walleye, muskellunge, carp, crappie, perch, bluegill and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing during the winter months is also popular. When fishing by boat, fishing licenses issued by either Ohio or Pennsylvania are honored anywhere on the lake. When fishing from the shore, only Ohio licensed fishermen can fish from the Ohio shore and Pennsylvania licensed fishermen from the Pennsylvania shore. There is ADA accessible fishing access in the Jamestown Day Use Area and an ADA accessible fishing pier at the Espyville and Linesville marinas and the Shenango River.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Walleye, perch and crappie are the fish most often caught through the ice of the 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir.

Raccoon Creek State Park

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The 101-acre Raccoon Lake has bluegill, sunfish, bullhead catfish, yellow perch, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, sauger, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Cold-water fish like brook and rainbow trout are stocked and found both in the lake and in feeder streams. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier on Raccoon Lake. The 12-acre Upper Lake provides catch and release fishing year-round.

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

Ryerson Station State Park

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The 62-acre Ronald J. Duke Lake is currently drawn down for dam safety issues. Efforts are ongoing to rebuild the dam.

North Fork of Dunkard Fork flows through the lakebed and offers fishing for trout and panfish. In the spring, the PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks the creek downstream from the breastwork of the old dam and upstream of the lakebed, near the iron bridge.

Yellow Creek State Park

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The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is well stocked with most warm-water game fish and panfish. These include smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, tiger muskellunge, yellow perch, bluegill and catfish. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier on the north shore. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission big bass regulations are in effect on Yellow Creek Lake.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Sunfish, perch and pike are caught most frequently through the ice at the 720-acre Yellow Creek. Wooden devices for ice rescue are located around all ice use access areas.