Posted: 03/08/2021 | by Olivia

Guide to Fishing in Lancaster County

Spring is the perfect time for fishing in Lancaster. Before you head out be sure to get your license and review all safety procedures and fishing laws. We would wish you luck, but in these waters, you won’t even need it.

Susquehanna River


Spend the day outdoors at the White Cliffs of Canoy and fishing on the Susquehanna River. Babbles of huge catches surround this hot spot, so be ready to reel in a large smallmouth bass or walleye.


A variety of fish can be found in the faster waters of the Susquehanna River at Holtwood.

East Drumore

Conowingo Creek

Head over to East Drumore on a cool Spring day to bait a trout. The slow-moving water is a quiet place to relax and enjoy nature.

Fishing Creek

This fast-running creek is the perfect place to catch trout. Local anglers use corn, works and commercial bait. Although the trout are smaller, there are typically more swimming around.

Around Lancaster County

Lake Aldred

Head out to deep waters of Lake Aldred in Pequea to fish for Panhead catfish. Local anglers like to mix bacon grease and homemade dough bait in hopes of catching some larger fish.

Muddy Run Lake

Visit Southern Lancaster County’s Muddy Run Lake. Panfishing is your best bet in these waters but you’re also likely to find smallmouth bass and walleye.

Lake Grubb

Reel in some panfish along the banks for Lake Grubb. For smallmouth bass, you’ll have to fish in deeper parts of the lake.

Hammer Creek

Lititz is known for a lot things but one of it’s best kept secrets is trout fishing at Hammer Creek. Be sure to catch-and-release and keep the waters plentiful for your fellow fishermen and women.



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