Fishing

The Hershey Harrisburg Region is home to a variety of scenic waterways that are perfect for a day of fishing. From wide open rivers to rambling streams and from quiet lakes to winding creeks, you’ll find some of the best spots to cast a line. Pack up your tackle box and spend some time with us to relax and enjoy your favorite outdoor activity!

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Clark's Creek

Fish for stocked trout and wild brown trout in the long and winding Clark's Creek.  The DeHart Reservoir’s runoff provides cold water to the creek year-round, making fishing popular even into the warm summer months. Clark’s Creek is a welcoming spot to cast a line from wide banks with lots of natural ledges, gradual inclines, and flat areas to set up your gear.

  • Highlighted Sections: 3
  • Area: 31.4 miles total length
  • Fishery: Cold water
  • Fish by: Wading, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 1-3 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: None

Clark's Creek Fish Species Adventure Trail

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The Juniata River

The Juniata River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River. A broad and shallow course passes through several ridges and steep-faced water gaps, making it as much a destination for its scenery as its fishing. It is the second-largest tributary to the Susquehanna River. Anglers will find a wealth of smallmouth bass, and will also cast out for muskies, walleye, rock bass, catfish, and carp.

 

  • Highlighted Sections: 2
  • Area: 142 total miles | 14 local miles
  • Fishery: Warm water
  • Fish by: Motorized & non-motorized boating, kayak, wading, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 4-6 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: 4 local

The Juniata River Fish Species Adventure Trail

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LeTort Spring Run

Seasoned flyfishers have likely heard of LeTort Spring Run. It’s a legendary spot oft-visited by the best flyfishers in the world. But if you haven’t heard of LeTort, rest assured you will remember it once you’ve visited and cast a line. It’s a true challenge, but the big brown trout present a nice reward after a day by the water.

  • Highlighted Sections: 1
  • Area: 9.4 miles total length
  • Fishery: Cold water
  • Fish by: Wading, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 2-4 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: None

LeTort Spring Run Fish Species Adventure Trail

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Little Buffalo State Park

Fishing at Little Buffalo State Park puts outdoor enthusiasts in the heart of a 923-acre expanse of beauty and activity. The park offers trails, camping, swimming, and – of course – fishing. Fish the calm waters of Holman Lake year-round, and find largemouth bass, bullhead catfish, walleye, muskellunge, perch, and stocked trout. The PA Fish & Boat Commission designates the lake as a “Big Bass Lake,” so anglers are restricted to pulling no more than 4 bass that must be at least 15 inches long.

 

  • Highlighted Sections: 1
  • Area: 88 acres
  • Fishery: Warm water and cold water
  • Fish by: Electric & non-motorized boating, kayak, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 10 feet (30 feet max)
  • Public Boat Launches: 2 local

Little Buffalo State Park Fish Species Adventure Trail

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Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake offers great game fishing for largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, yellow perch, white crappie, black crappie, bullhead, channel catfish, carp, sucker, trout, and various species of panfish. Situated in a state park by the same name, there are lots of additional outdoor activities to be enjoyed with friends and family.  

  • Highlighted Sections: 1
  • Area: 85 acres
  • Fishery: Warm water
  • Fish by: Electric motorized boating, kayak, pier fishing, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 8 feet (24 feet max)
  • Public Boat Launches: 2

Memorial Lake Fish Species Adventure Trail

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Stony Creek

Stony Creek – given its name from its stony riverbed – is a designated Pennsylvania Scenic River. You’ll be fishing for brook trout and brown trout in gorgeous surroundings with no closed season. 

  • Highlighted Sections: 2
  • Area: 34.4 miles total length
  • Fishery: Cold water
  • Fish by: Wading, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 1-3 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: None

Stony Creek Fish Species Adventure Trail

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The Susquehanna River

The Susquehanna River flows past Harrisburg’s city skyline carrying smallmouth bass, catfish and other prized warm-water species of fish along the way. Boat, kayak, or fish from the shore of this beautiful and well-fished waterway that defines the most scenic views of Pennsylvania’s capital city.

 

  • Highlighted Sections: 3
  • Area: 444 miles | 46 local miles
  • Fishery: Warm water
  • Fish by: Motorized & non-motorized boating, kayak, shore fishing, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 3-7 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: 20 local

The Susquehanna River Fish Species Adventure Trail

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Yellow Breeches Creek

Yellow Breeches Creek is well-stocked limestone trout stream with high water quality that enables anglers to find a broad spectrum of trout nearly year-round. After rambling through the countryside for some 40+ miles, the stream joins another popular fishing spot – the Susquehanna River. 

  • Highlighted Sections: 3
  • Area: 56.1 miles total length
  • Fishery: Cold water
  • Fish by: Kayak, wading, spin fishing, fly fishing
  • Average depth: 2-4 feet
  • Public Boat Launches: 2 (12 kayak launches)

Yellow Breeches Creek Fish Species Adventure Trail

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