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.
PA 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.
Pennsylvania's Trout Opening Days - 4/13/2018
Trout fishing in Pennsylvania is finally here! The statewide opening day of trout is here and anglers all over the state will be out in full force trying land a limit of trout or perhaps a few monster fish. Trout fishing in the state has a tradition second only to the opening day of rifle season. Anglers flock to streams and lake and wait patiently until 8am when they can make their first cast at freshly stocked trout. These days unofficially mark the start for spring and begin the start of a brand new fishing season in Pennsylvania.
Share your opening day trout fishing catches using the hashtag #fishpa or send them in to or FISH THIS PA Catches page for all anglers to see.
Fishing for Trout
Anglers have many choices when it comes to trout fishing. Some choose to fish with live bait, some may bring the fly rod, and for others it may be there first time experiencing this great Pennsylvania tradition. No matter how you choose to enjoy the opening days of trout season in Pennsylvania, you can be sure to have a great time on the water.
Fishing Reports and Discussion
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