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Colyer Lake
May 2016 – The lake is open for canoeing and kayaking. Fishing opportunities are limited as the fishery is reestablished, a process that takes 3-5 years. During this time, fishing at Colyer Lake will continue to be managed under the catch and release lakes program established January 1, 2016. The area immediately surrounding the dam will remain closed until new grass is established. The northern access is open for parking. The southern access will be opened mid-June.
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Pennsylvania Lakes - click for indexLocated in Centre County, Colyer Lake is a 77-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating.
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FISHING

Colyer Lake is managed under Big Bass Program regulations and Panfish Enhancement Special Regulations, statewide regulations for Commonwealth Inland Waters apply for all other species of fish. A fishing pier is available for persons with disabilities.

Fish habitat structures have been placed in the lake over the years as part of the Commission's Cooperative Fish Habitat Improvement Program.

BOATING

Boating at Colyer Lake is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. Two surfaced launch ramps are available along with associated parking facilities.

Un-powered boats may be moored at the lake in accordance with Commission property regulations. To be used at the lake, boats must be registered or have a valid launch permit (permits are issued by the Commission or PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources).

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PRIMARY FISH -- Listed alphabetically. Click on illustration for larger, or text for species information.
largemouth bass
bass, largemouth
bluegill
bluegill
black crappie
crappie, black
 
chain pickerel
pickerel, chain
pumpkinseed
pumpkinseed
   
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