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Beltzville Lake, PA

Popular Fish Species Beltzville Lake, PA

Beltzville Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass dominate the fishing scene at Beltzville Lake. Great fisheries management by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources combined with plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass, have made this a great lake for bass fishing. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Beltzville Lake Popular Fish - Walleye


A healthy population of big walleye are now thriving in the waters of Beltzville Lake this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them, but they can be caught year round. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times.

Beltzville Lake Popular Fish - Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Anglers enjoy hooking into a giant striped bass. Stripers are a favorite of many locals and nearby anglers. They are plentiful, run in schools and can grow to bragging size. During the day stripers hang out in deeper water and feed close to the bottom, 50 feet or deeper. Morning draw the stripers to the much shallower water, look for them around the 20-foot range as they feed on shallow-running schools of bait. The lake is filled with plenty of baitfish and sunfish to to keep the fishery thriving. Being successful at fishing for stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and the wolf packs of stripers which are likely to be nearby. Fish finders, and forward facing sonar, are a big help in locating these roaming schools. Live bait is very effective here, and stripers can be caught year round.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, walleye, brown trout, lake trout, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass, chain pickerel and muskie at Beltzville Lake in Pennsylvania.

Located in Beltzville State Park, Beltzville Lake is a 950-acre lake open for day use only. The lake offers a wide variety of fish species to pursue. Bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, trout, perch, striped bass, muskie and chain pickerel all reside in this quaint lake in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains. Boats of all types are allowed on the lake which has a maximum speed limit of 45 mph.

Nestled within Beltzville State Park in Pennsylvania, Beltzville Lake offers a delightful retreat for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 950 acres, this scenic reservoir is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers flock to Beltzville Lake to catch a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, walleye, catfish, and panfish such as crappie and bluegill. The lake's diverse underwater structure and abundant aquatic life provide a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience.

In addition to fishing, Beltzville Lake is a haven for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive waters and multiple boat launches, it offers ample space for sailing, powerboating, kayaking, and canoeing. Boaters can explore the lake's peaceful coves, cruise along its shoreline, or even participate in water sports like water skiing or tubing. The calm waters and scenic surroundings make Beltzville Lake a perfect destination for both leisurely boating and exhilarating adventures.

Camping is a popular activity within Beltzville State Park, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The park offers a range of camping options, including both modern campsites and rustic tent sites. Whether one prefers a cozy cabin, an RV-friendly campground, or a secluded spot for tent camping, there are accommodations available to suit every preference. Camping at Beltzville Lake provides an opportunity to wake up to the peaceful sounds of nature, go for a morning swim, or simply relax by the lakeshore.

As visitors explore the lake and its surroundings, they can appreciate the picturesque landscapes that encompass Beltzville Lake. The rolling hills, dense forests, and the sparkling blue waters create a serene and scenic backdrop for outdoor activities. Nature lovers can also enjoy hiking trails and wildlife observation areas within the state park, enhancing the overall experience of being immersed in nature.

Beltzville Lake, with its exceptional fishing opportunities, boating activities, and camping amenities, offers a wonderful escape for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one is seeking a tranquil fishing spot, an exciting boating adventure, or a peaceful camping getaway, Beltzville Lake is sure to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Fishing from shore, from kayaks and canoes, or from fancy bass boats and pontoons all work well here. Try shallow-water fishing in spring and fall, then turn to probing the deeper river channels and ledges during summer and winter. The park has multiple activities for all ages, so bring the family on your next fishing trip to Beltzville Lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Beltzville Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Walleye Brown trout Lake trout White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Chain pickerel Muskie

Beltzville Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Pine Run Boat Launch
This is a very nice, three-lane concrete ramp with docks and paved parking for over one hundred vehicles with trailers. It is located in Beltzville State Park, on the west side of the lake, mid lake.

Preachers Camp Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking for more than forty vehicles with boat trailers.

Fishing Guides On Beltzville Lake

DS Guide Service - bass

Jon Rehrig Bass Fishing Charters - bass

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Beltzville Lake Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lizard Creek Campground - 570 386-2911

Don Laine Campground - 610 381-3381

Beltzville Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Beltzville Lake
Beltzville Lake, PA
2145 Pohopoco Dr
Lehighton, PA 18235
610 377-0438


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Fishing at Beltzville Lake, in Pennsylvania.