Guide To Fishing At Raystown Lake
AKA: Raystown Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, atlantic salmon, chinook salmon, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, muskie and sauger at Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.
Spanning 28 miles in southern PA, Raystown Lake is fishing, camping and outdoor recreation paradise. With over 100 miles of shoreline and over 8,000 surface acres, there is plenty of water to fish. And the lake is host to a wide variety of fish species including trout, bass, crappie, perch, stripers, walleye, sunfish, catfish and salmon.
Big stripers, muskie and lake trout are all favorites here. Local fishing guides offer a host of trips for most any species you wish to pursue. There are boat rentals on the lake and plenty of boat-launch opportunities around the lake as well. There are multiple areas with access for shoreline fishing. Canoes, kayaks, pontoons and fishing boats give access to the schools of fish that roam the lake feeding on baitfish.
Primary fish species residing in Raystown Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Raystown Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Seven Points Marina
Rentals: Pontoon Boats
Raystown Resort Boat Launch Marina
Boat Launch Rd
James Creek, PA 16657
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Aitch Boat Launch and Fishing Dock
Located on the west side of the lake, in James Creek, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of gravel parking.
James Creek Boat Launch
Located on the west side of the lake, off James Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and ample gravel parking.
Raystown Resort Boat Launch
Located in the southeast sector of the lake, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.
Seven Points Public Boat Launch
Located mid lake, on the west side of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.
Shy Beaver Boat Launch
Located in the southwest sector of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.
Snyders Run Boat Launch
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.
Tatman Run Boat Launch
Located just north of the Old Plank Road bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.
Weaver Falls Boat Launch
Located at the southern tip of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Four Seasons At Raystown Lake Camping Resort - 814 477-1005
Nancy's Camp Boat to Shore Campground - 814 658-3405
Seven Points Campground - 814 658-3405
Woodland Camping Resort - 814 658-3017
Pleasant Hills Campground - 814 658-3986
Lake Raystown Family Camping Resort - 814 643-3377
Happy Trails Campground - 814 658-3901
Pioneer Family Campground - 814 658-2267
Raystown Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Raystown Family Camping Resort
11601 Piney Ridge Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652
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General Fishing Info
Trout, catfish and salmon fishing in south-central PA.