List of fishing in Lake Erie
So the famous statement holds true: "A bad day of fishin' is better than a good day of work" (author unknown).
When I think of fishing, a few things come to mind. It's not a hobby; it's a lifestyle. Like anything else in life, you have to love it. If you go out the first day of the season and then call it a year—don't call yourself a fisherman.
One last thing comes to mind when I think of fishing. The Chinese proverb that states "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Throughout this article, I will fill you in on the "hot spots" in Pennsylvania. The list consists of the top 10 fishing locations through the entire state, ranging from creeks to lakes to rivers.
10. Wiconisco Creek
The Wiconisco Creek is located in Central Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles north of Harrisburg, flowing over 42 miles long. The creeks watershed covers nearly 116 miles throughout Dauphin and Schuykill counties. The creek covers 11 different townships and seven different towns throughout its entire flow.
The Wiconisco Creek ends in Millersburg, PA where it enters into the Susquehanna River. In 2003, the Wic Creek was the most stocked creek throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. The Wiconisco Creek is stocked with numerous amounts of beautiful trout. These trout consist of rainbow, brown, brook, and palomino.
9. Slate Run
Slate Run ranks among one of the best trout fishing streams in all of Pennsylvania. The creek is located in the North Central part of the state. Slate Run is known for it's significant mixture of pools, pockets, riffles, and runs that are stocked with a large mass of trout. The creek is known mainly for it's clear water and great fly fishing. The Slate is stocked with rainbow, brown, brook, palomino, and tiger trout.
8. Youghiogheny River
The Youghiogheny River is referred by many as the "Yuck waters." The river is located in the Southern western part of the state and ranks among the top trout fishing waters.
Although the Yuck is known for its trout, there are many other fish that roam the waters consisting of walleye, saugers, small and largemouth bass, along with spotted bass. The Youghiogheny River held the Bass Master Classic in 2005. The Yuck is best fished starting in late spring.
7. Penns Creek
The Penn is located in State College, Pennsylvania. Penns Creek was voted in the "America's Top 100 Trout Steams" this past year and continues to be publicized due to it's great fishing. The major why this creek is so popular is it's large Green Drake hatch May through June.