Pennsylvania Bass Fishing Information

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The Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Pennsylvania

While bass are not the most popular freshwater gamefish in Pennsylvania, the state still ranks as one of the top states when it comes to largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities. While many bodies of water in Pennsylvania produce their share of big bass every now and then, the ones listed below are known for consistently kicking out numbers of sizeable bass, which is why they're listed as the best bass lakes in Pennsylvania. 

  1. Presque Isle Bay is known for monster smallmouth bass, but also contains big largemouth bass.  Located along Lake Erie in the Northwest corner of the state, PIB continues to support a very healthy bass population in the 2-6 pound range.  100 fish days are not uncommon.
  2. Northern Susquehanna river contains an ample population of big smallmouth bass eager to smack your lure.  Smallmouth over 6 pounds have been caught in recent years, and the nonstop action from 2-4 pound smallmouth bass is enough to draw serious bass anglers to this treasure.
  3. Allegheny River continues to produce healthy numbers of smallmouth bass.  100 bass days are frequent, with the occasional monster bass interrupting the action. The Allegheny is regarded as one of the best bass fisheries in Pennsylvania.

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