Lake Wallenpaupack

Details

Location:
Hawley, PA
United States United States
Coordinates:
41.3974, -75.2577
Depth (average):
18 Feet
Depth (max):
35 Feet
Description:

Lake Wallenpaupack (or the "Pack"), located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, is one of the best fishing spots in the state. Not only does it have an abundance of smallmouth bass (smallies) from 2-5 pounds, it offers a bonus of giant walleyes to 15 pounds, brown trout in the trophy class, striped bass (stripers) and hybrids, and large yellow perch, to mention a few. The lake is a highland reservoir built in 1928, and has been managed very well over the years by the PA fish Commission. They started stocking the Stripers and hybrids about 12 years ago, alternating between the two each year. The lake record is now at 34 pounds, which the commission figures is right on track with the year classes. Hybrids in the 8-12 lb. range are a regular catch by the anglers. The commission also nets the walleyes each spring and transports them to the hatchery to strip the eggs, and raise the fry in a controlled environment, to get a much better growth rate, before releasing the fry back back into the lake in the fall.
With all the different fish present the lake can produce some great angling from season to season, with early May trout fishing in the shallows, then walleye and pickerel come in, June is bass time, and stripers are in season all year.

Aquatic vegetation:

Spotty vegetation on much of the lake, but on the south end you can find abundant grass.

Cover/Structure:

Rocks and docks.

Tips/Tactics:

Spring try white spinner baits for smallmouth, crankbaits, jerk baits and plastics all work well.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Rental boats available
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Map

Map for 41.3974, -75.2577
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Fishing Reports

almost 5 years ago (10/13/2009)

Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing Report 10.13.09

Lake Wallenpaupack Report The lake was gone thru the fall turnover and the water temps are dropping fast. Smallies and largemouth are moving to the bank to feed up for the winter. Small crankbaits in firetiger and crawdad, in line spinners, jerkbaits, and spinnerbaits if windy are working best. Good Fishing, Bill Bill's Guide Service www.billsguideservice.com 570-347-4484 info@billsguideservice.com  ...
Captain Bill
almost 5 years ago (09/29/2009)

Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing Report 09.29.09

Lake Wallenpaupack Report Water levels are dropping fast with the winter draw down, and the largemouth bite is starting to pick up. Best baits are 4" senko's and small jigs, and buzz baits over the remaining grass. The bigger smallies will be heading to the bank as the water temps continue to drop, and small crankbaits will be the best baits for them. Good Fishing, Bill Bill's Guide Service info@billsguideservice.com  www.billsguideservice.com 570-698-6035...
Labass109@cs.com
over 5 years ago (04/21/2009)

Lake Wallenpaupack Fishing Report 04.21.09

Hi, the fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack is starting to get good. Water tempsare 47-51 degrees. Best baits right now are suspending jerkbaits, X-Rap,Luckycraft and Megabass, and the new 3" Keitech Swingers fished on an 1/8head. We are catching 20-40 smallies a day with half over 15". Good fishing,BillLabass109@cs.com...

Fish

Basshybridstriped-240-fw

Bass, Hybrid Striped (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
309
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Northernpike-240-fwsw

Northern Pike (Esox lucius)

Freshwater
Yellowperch-240-fw

Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)

Freshwater
Browntrout-240-fw

Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)

Freshwater
Walleye-240-fw

Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)

Freshwater

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Tournaments

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