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