Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Raystown Lake

4.5

Huntingdon County, PA

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 200 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Raystown Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Huntingdon County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Raystown Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Raystown Lake.

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Raystown Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Raystown Lake, PA

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Raystown Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Pennsylvania.

There are countless Raystown Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Striped bass, Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Muskellunge, Lake trout, Channel catfish, Walleye and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Striped bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

2

Min size

20"

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Open from January 1 to April 17; from November 1 to December 31; from June 13 to October 31

Bag limit

4-6

Min size

12" - 15"

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Open from January 1 to April 17; from November 1 to December 31; from June 13 to October 31

Bag limit

4-6

Min size

12" - 15"

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Muskellunge

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

1

Min size

40"

Above are just a few of the species found in Raystown Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Raystown Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 16 species of fish in Raystown Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Raystown Lake

Must visit the following nearest Raystown Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.6

Centre County, PA

6 hot spots

4.7

Cambria County, PA

9 hot spots

4.0

Somerset County, PA

5 hot spots

4.5

Clinton County, PA

5 hot spots

4.8

Cumberland County, PA

9 hot spots

4.6

York County, PA

9 hot spots

4.7

York County, PA

10 hot spots

4.8

Westmoreland County, PA

6 hot spots

4.4

York County, PA

9 hot spots

4.3

Loudoun County, VA

7 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Raystown Lake

  • Bait fishing, trolling deep-diving lures and umbrella rigs work well at Raystown Lake.
  • If you are aimed at largemouth or smallmouth bass go fishing in early morning or evening with surface-style bait.
  • Focus on the drop-offs, creek edges and ledges in the lake.
  • Using crankbaits, slashbaits, weightless Senkos, spinnerbaits and swimbaits can be more effective in deep water.
  • The best period to catch striped bass at Raystown Lake is from March through December. Alewife, shad and shiner are good live baits.

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