AAhh, fishing in Warren County. Where does someone begin? Well, let’s start with the fact that Progressive Farmer named Warren, PA as one it’s 10 best places to live. And we will just assume that the fishing must be good here.
Now there are many and many places out there to go fishing. Let’s first take a look at the Allegheny Reservoir. Man there can be some serious fishing done up there. The Allegheny Reservoir has held a record for PA State Northern Pike and also the record for Walleye. The reservoir also goes into New York State and holds records for a record Walleye and a former Channel Catfish record for New York. The reservoir is 12,000 acres of pure bliss and serenity. There are rumors of paddle fish there that are 8 feet long. You can go up to the reservoir and build a campsite for the night and fish your heart out.
The Allegheny River is another great place to go fishing. It holds some of North Americas largest freshwater fish. The whole river is about 325 miles long, but there is no doubt you don’t have to travel far from the Warren area to catch some big monsters. You might even catch the elusive Paddle fish that is supposedly roaming the river right below the Allegheny Reservoir. Wouldn’t that be a story to tell?
Also, don’t forget about Farnsworth in Clarendon, PA. There is some good fishing there and you will catch a fish. There are plenty of great camping spots along the creek, which is awesome. Unless you mind the occasional fishermen walking along your campsite. There is a hatchery right up the road and that place is a hot spot. You can’t go fishing there without getting a bite.
If you want some help catching the elusive monsters, then there is help out there for you.
There is a charter service in the area for those folks interested in having someone help them fish. Check out Allegheny Guide Services. I have not fished through his services but the pictures I see of the fish they have caught are great! Phone #: 814-723-5912
There is also the I COT a fish contest going on in Warren County. There are so many fish marked with tags and if you catch one you’re a winner. The tags have to be bought and they are $5 for adults and $3 for 16 and under. You can win reels to other fishing gear to money. The grand prize in $2000. Not too shabby, eh? Those tags can be bought at the following places:
- Grizzly Gary Outdoors
- Clarendon Service Center
- Swanson’s Barn
- Tidioute True Value
- Wild Wind Sporters
There is also the free fishing days. Who doesn’t like fishing for free?? The dates for this year are 05/28/2012 and 09/03/2012. It’s nice they do it on holiday weekends. So head on out to your favorite waterway, catch some fish and enjoy!