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Fishing

The 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon is a warmwater fishery and classified a Big Bass Lake.

Common species are:

  • Walleye
  • Muskellunge
  • Pickerel
  • Smallmouth and largemouth bass
  • Striped bass hybrids
  • Channel catfish
  • Carp
  • Various panfish

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. There is a fishing pier at the midpoint of the lake in the Day Use Area and an ADA accessible fishing platform near the Haycock Boat Launch:

Loaner fishing rods are available at the park office with valid photo identification.

Volunteers, park employees, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission employees have installed fish habitat structures throughout the lake. A map showing the structures, water depths, and specific features of the lake is available at the park office and the marina office:

PA Fish and Boat Commission Lake Nockamixon Fish Habitat Structures Map (PDF)

Fishing is prohibited in these areas:

  • From boat docks, launching or mooring areas, and within 100 feet of these areas
  • Anywhere in the boat rental area and the Marina out to the buoys
  • From bridges
  • Below the spillway to the silt dam
  • Where posted “no fishing”

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information about fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.