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Pennsylvania Fishes

Montage of PA fishes 

Pennsylvania is home to many popular game fish, including trout, bass, musky, walleye, steelhead, panfish and many more!

Species Feature Pages

Index of feature pages of individual species (trout, bass, etc.), which contain links to most of the web information we have about PA fish

Gallery of PA Fishes

Information and illustrations taken from the Commission's reference book Pennsylvania Fishes

Popular Sport Fishes of PA (PDF)

Where, how and when to catch popular game fishes 

State Record Fish

Current PA state records, rules and application

Official measuring stations -- Businesses registered with the Commission for state record fish.

Angler Award Program -- application & rules (PDF)

Catch a big fish? Your first one? Get an Angler Award

Biggest Fish
Listing of the biggest fish submitted to the Angler Award Program each year.

Weight-Length Estimators

One page print-friendly lengths and weights of popular species:

      • Part I (PDF) - bluegill, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, black and white crappie, red-breasted sunfish, yellow perch and walleye
      • Part II (PDF) - muskellunge, northern pike, American shad, trout, rock bass
      • Part III (PDF)  largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass, channel catfish, brown bullhead

Within some of our Fish Species pages, there are tables that list estimated lengths, weights and ages of fish. Pages are listed under Fisheries Management.

Endangered & threatened species

Information about Pennsylvania's endangered and threatened species 

Consumption Advisories (PA Summary Book)

Public health advisory on consumption of caught sport fish

Species by Watershed Approved for Open Systems (Flow Through) (PDF)

Fish species that can be legally introduced into PA waters.