PA Walleye fishing
All about fishing for walleye in Pennsylvania lakes.
The walleye prefers moderately deep lakes with gravel, rock or sandy bottoms. It is found primarily in cold water lakes but has proven to survive in warmer impoundments. It is prized for its great tasting filets. Click here to learn all about walleye fishing.
Major lakes in Pennsylvania with walleye fishing include Allegheny Reservoir, Blue Marsh Lake, Glendale Lake, High Point Reservoir, Lake Arthur, Lake Erie, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pymatuning Lake, Shenango River Lake, Tamarack Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake. Associated rivers are also likely spots for walleye fishing. The Allegheny River gave up the Pennsylvania state record walleye.
Pennsylvania walleye spawn in spring and when they have the option will choose to migrate from the lake up into feeder streams to spawn. If this option is not available they seek out shallow bars or shoals with clean bottom surfaces near deep water.
This toothy fish will eat virtually anything it can catch and get in its mouth. They prefer small fish and will eat crustaceans, worms and insects. They tend to be somewhat wary and prefer the safety of deeper darker water. Try fishing for walleye from sundown to midnight, particularly during the heat of summer.
Fish for Pennsylvania walleye with live bait, crankbaits, spoons, small spinner baits as well as plastic worms and grubs.
Trolling for walleye from a fishing boat.
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