We just love catfish because even if they are really ugly creatures, they are still really fun to catch. Catfishing is great fun and there are some incredible spots in Pennsylvania to go and find these bottom feeders. We will look at some of the best spots to go catfishing in Pennsylvania.  

Allegheny Lake or Reservoir 

Stunning scenery in Allegheny Reservoir

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This is a massive lake that is really fertile. It has even been called a big fish factory, one that will give you your “fish of a lifetime.” That is why you are almost sure to find large schools of catfish in the lake and be able to fish to your heart’s content. Many other fish are also available to fish here. 

There is even ice fishing that you can do. Your visit to the lake will be a great experience in itself, with many different camping spots, boat launches and many more activities to choose from. 

Blue Marsh Lake or Reservoir 

This lake is day use only for fishing but it has some incredible catfishing spots. It is located in the east-central post of the state. It is easy to reach from many areas of Pennsylvania and that makes it easy to go fishing for the day. They have a bunch of different species of catfish available, like channel catfish, flathead catfish, white catfish and many other types of fish. 

There are a lot of options for different types of boats and they also have shoreline fishing where most of the species of catfish can also be found. The only drawback is that it can get pretty busy on the weekends and on holidays, but if you go early, it will still be really incredible. 

Joseph Sayers Reservoir or Bald Eagle Lake

It is set along the side of Bald Eagle Mountain and has some stunning scenery. The lake also has some amazing fishing with incredible pieces of shoreline and plenty of space to boat in. 

It is a warm water fishery and has a lot of catfish among many others. And in winter there is a part of the lake that freezes enough to allow for ice fishing of channel catfish. 

It is a wonderful spot for your next fishing trip. You can bring the entire family, since there is enough scenery for anyone who doesn’t want to fish to also enjoy the trip. 

Lackawanna Lake 

Scenic Lackawanna Lake

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The fishing in this lake is great but the spot offers a complete camping experience. Catfishing is just one of the many attractions for the lake. The lake also has boating, camping, biking, hiking, swimming and then of course, fishing. 

They only allow electric motor boats or un-powered boats. It will allow the quiet environment that makes fishing amazing. The channel catfishing is not only limited to summer months, with ice fishing being really popular here. 

The lake even has a youth pond for the children to start their obsession with fishing from a young age. 

Lake Arthur 

If you want a fishing spot that is more tranquil and a lot quieter, then Lake Arthur might just be the Pennsylvania catfishing lake for you. It has channel catfish and also offers fishing from the shoreline. 

It has a rule of only 20 HP motors for the boats that fish here and that will allow many quiet boats to float on the shore. There are many different species of fish available and is located in the west central part of the states. 

Lake Wallenpaupack 

The shores you can fish from

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Another great Pennsylvania lake for channel catfish is Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains. It is a stunning spot with great fishing that will be a dream come true for most anglers. 

This is the perfect spot for a vacation that is combined with a lot of catfishing. It is beautiful and has many locations where you can rent boats. It does also allow for winter fishing. 

If the walls start to feel closed in then outdoorsy people can escape to the lake and have some really good fun. 

Marsh Creek Lake 

In the Southeast corner of the state sits Marsh Creek State Park. And in the heart of the park is Marsh Creek Lake, a 530-acre lake with a lot of great spots for fishing. 

There are a lot of Catfish and other fish in the lake that offer a lot of options. The lake is limited to electric motors and it creates a lot of lovely areas to fish in. It has a long shoreline, so even if you don’t have a boat to fish with, this can be the perfect spot for your next fishing trip in Pennsylvania. 

Catfish Fishing in Pennsylvania

Catfishing is a great experience for anyone to do at least once. In Pennsylvania there are so many different lakes that are perfect to fish in. Even if you are a new angler this will be an incredible experience. 

Take some time and go fishing.