Fishing Hotspots Across the State
Pennsylvania offers something for just about every type of angler. Fishing hotspots in PA can be found all across the state. Whether you like fishing for trout in small mountain streams or fishing big rivers for bass and walleyes, there is probably a Pennsylvania fishing hotspot nearby.
Water Conditions and Maps for Fishing in PA
To plan a fishing trip in PA or to learn a new lake in the state, you need good information about the conditions. Below you will find links to water conditions and lake maps for most fishing places in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Fishing Hotspots
Here are the best PA fishing hotspots across different species. Use the species filter on the left to narrow your search and click on map markers to view more information about the waterway.
Susquehanna River Fishing in a Lull - 3/14/2019
Recently on the Susquehanna River, the smallmouth bass fishing has been average. The recent changing weather combined with the snow melt and rising and falling water has put the bass in a funk. It is not that you should not go, but rather expect to catch fewer numbers based on recent reports. Bass that are biting can be caught on finesse soft plastics like Ned rigs and small tubes. Find areas with slack current or fish tight to shore. Bass will soon be setting up for pre-spawn bass fishing and as long as the weather and water cooperate we would expect some awesome fishing on the river.
Opening Day of Trout Season Should Be Great - 3/5/2019
The anticipation of trout season is on most anglers minds as March begins. The weather needs to come together but Pennsylvania trout stocking trucks are out in full force. Streams will be packed with fish and with the right weather and water levels fishing should be good. Like every year, crowds with be every trout angler's challenge. Finding a good spot that is not already taken early on opening day is always a struggle.