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Fishing Lake Wallenpaupack

Lake Wallenpaupack is a reservoir in the Pocono Mountains area of northeastern Pennsylvania. After Raystown Lake, it is the 2nd largest lake contained entirely in the state of Pennsylvania. It has over 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length, 60 feet deep at certain points, and has a surface area covering over 5,700 acres.

Wallenpaupack is well know as a fishing destination with plenty of opportunity to catch trophy bass, perch, musky and walleye on any given fishing trip. Here are some fishing tips and information if you are planning a trip to fish Wallenpaupack.


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Lake Wallenpaupack is home to many different species of fish and is a popular destination for fishing in Pennsylvania.


What types of fish are in Lake Wallenpaupack?

Lake Wallenpaupack is host to some of the most popular fresh water fishing species in North America.  The avid fisherman will find the the following types of fish in these waters. For the full list check out this chart

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye
  • Musky
  • Striped Bass
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Black Crappie
  • Yellow Perch
  • Catfish
  • Carp

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Bait & Tackle Shops Near Lake Wallenpaupack


Lake Wallenpaupack Weather Forecast

Boat Rentals at Lake Wallenpaupack

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During the summer season, there are a number of boat rentals providers and marinas around lake Wallenpaupack.  Rates for power boats can range from $100 to $500 and most offer full or half day rentals.


Popular Boat Rental Services and Marinas


Type of Boats You Can Rent

  • Canoes
  • Motorboats
  • Rowboats
  • Paddleboats
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle boards
  • Pontoon boats

Call the boat rental directly for applicable rates and regulations for this lake.


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Rules & Regulations

Fishing License

All Pennsylvania fishing rules and regulations apply at Lake Wallenpaupack.  Anglers under the age of 16 are permitted to fish without needing to purchase a PA state fishing license.

Boat Restrictions

The lake has no horsepower limit regulations for boaters. Boaters are limited to 45 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays from the Saturday before Memorial Day to Labor Day. Boats are also limited to 25 miles per hour between sunset and sunrise.

Boat Access Ramps

The PA Fish and Boat Commission owns and maintains a boat access area at Mangan Cove, which is located off of State Route 590 (within ½ mile of the intersection with Route 6). Boaters can launch their watercraft from this access area for free. There are also Brookfield owned boat access areas at Caffrey, Ironwood Point, Ledgedale and Wilsonville. There is a fee to launch a boat at these four Brookfield access areas; the fee is waived for campers.


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Wallenpaupack Fishing Map

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Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing Videos


Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing Reports

You have a few options for fishing reports from Lake Wallenpaupack.  Obviously call the local bait shops or be acustomer to get insider info.  Or try these sites.