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Lake Somerset
Pennsylvania Lakes - click for indexLocated in Somerset County, Lake Somerset is a 253-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating. The Commission's Southwest Region office (law enforcement, fisheries management, education, maintenance) is located at the lake.
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FISHING

Lake Somerset is managed under the Commission's Big Bass program. Statewide regulations for Commonwealth Inland Waters apply for all other species of fish.

The Commission stocks the lake with juvenile channel catfish, muskellunge, redear sunfish and walleye.

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

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BOATING

Boating is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. There are 2 access points and associated parking facilities, 1 has a surfaced launch ramp.

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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BIOLOGIST REPORT -- 2011 -- 2005
PRIMARY FISH -- Listed alphabetically. Click on illustration for larger, or text for species information.
largemouth bass
bass, largemouth
bluegill
bluegill
brown bullhead
bullhead, brown
channel catfish
catfish, channel
black crappie
crappie, black
muskellunge
muskellunge, purebred
tiger muskellunge
muskellunge, tiger
redear sunfish
sunfish, redear
walleye
walleye
     
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Lake Somerset Boat launch area at Lake Somerset
Upper boat launch Fishing pier
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