Guide To Taking Kids Fishing In Pennsylvania
Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in PA.
Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life, and we encourage you to invest the time in Pennsylvania kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.
Places in Pennsylvania to take kids fishing
Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Keystone State.
- Ridley Creek State Park
- Chautauqua Park
- Fairview Gravel Pits
- Four Mile Creek
- Holland Street Pier
- Lawrence Park
- Presque Isle State Park
- West Canal Basin
- Fords Lake
- Lackawanna State Park
- Conewago Creek
- Speedwell Forge Lake
- Tamarack Lake
- Blue Marsh Lake
- High Point Reservoir
- Frances Slocum State Park
- Harvey's Lake
- Susquehanna River
- Fairmount Park
- Fairmont Park
Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in PA
1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.
2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.
3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.
Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.
Kids Fishing Video
Youngsters with their prized catch
Ainsley Baird - age 3 of Robinson, Pennsylvania with her first fish.Two-year old Colin Boyer shows off his first bass and his first trout!
Lauren Pelkofer with her first fish.
Elizabeth Knoll, eight years old caught this 5 lbs 8 oz bass while fishing with her buddy and Grandfather "Gramps" on Boulder Lake, PA. The bait and technique is a sworn secrete between her and Gramps. It was released to fight another day.
Jon Michael Williams, age 7, shows off one of 3 palomino (or golden) trout he has landed in his short fishing career.
Jon Michael Williams, now age 8, with another nice fish.
Five-year old John Michael Williams with a nice stringer of trout. Thanks to his dad John for taking him fishing. Many thanks to Pennsylvania for creating a beautiful fishing spot for children and the handicapped at Deer Creek in Pulsaki Township.
Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.
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Kids fishing locations and information, by state.
Help us identify other youth fishing spots in PA.
If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.