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All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in PA.

Bass fishing lures

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Pennsylvania.

Bass Lakes In Pennsylvania

The major lakes in PA with healthy populations of bass include Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Cross Creek Lake, East Branch Lake, Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, Glendale Lake, Green Lick Reservoir, Hammond Lake, High Point Reservoir, Kahle Lake, Lackawanna Lake, Lake Arthur, Lake Nockamixon, Lake Wallenpaupack, Marsh Creek Lake, Octoraro Lake, Pymatuning Lake, Raystown Lake, Shawnee Lake, Shenango River Lake, Tamarack Lake, Yellow Creek Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake. Many other small lakes, rivers and ponds also hold bass.

Smallmouth Rivers

Allegheny River, Clarion River, Delaware River, French Creek, Juniata River, Susquehanna River and Youghiogheny River.

Bass In Pennsylvania

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 3 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 8 oz

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Pennsylvania

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

The state record largemouth bass was caught out of Birch Run Reservoir.

Scotts Run Lake gave up the state record smallmouth bass.

Bass fishing basics video.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Keystone State.

Catch big bass!

Bass fishing book

 

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The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Pennsylvania bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.