PA's Best Fishing Waters Largemouth &
Smallmouth Bass

Important Note to Anglers— Many waters in Pennsylvania are on private property, the listing of waters by the Fish and Boat Commission does not guarantee public access. Always obtain permission to fish on private property.

The Susquehanna River remains one of Pennsylvania’s best smallmouth bass fisheries despite continued below average spawning success and annual disease outbreaks in young smallmouth bass. To learn more about the challenges facing the Susquehanna River and the smallmouth bass fishery, CLICK HERE.
Largemouth Bass 15 inches and longer
Large Reservoirs > 500 acres
Lake Wilhelm
Marsh Creek Lake
Nockamixon Lake
Raystown Lake
Shohola Marsh Reservoir
Yellow Creek Lake
Medium Reservoirs 50 - 500 acres
Canonsburg Lake
Cross Creek Lake
Green Lick Reservoir
Lackawanna Lake
Lake Greeley 
Lake Somerset
Pinchot Lake
Small Reservoirs < 50 acres
Hamilton Lake
Mammoth Lake
Lake Erie Tributary
Presque Isle Bay
Smallmouth Bass 15 inches and longer
Large Reservoirs > 500 acres
Lake Wallenpaupack
Lake Erie
Flowing Waters
Allegheny River
Clarion River
Delaware River (Middle River) 
French Creek
Juniata River
Susquehanna River (Fabri Dam downstream to Route 462)
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Pennsylvania's Best Fishing Waters

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