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Fishing at Little Pine State Park

The 60-acre Little Pine Lake has 3.3 miles of shoreline. 4.2 miles of Little Pine Creek flow through the park. These warmwater and coldwater fisheries have stocked trout (rainbow and brown) and native trout (brook). This diversity provides good fly, bank, and boat fishing.

Common species are:

  • Brook trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Pickerel
  • Sunfish
  • Catfish
  • Perch

There is a special regulation, artificial-lure only, fishing area along Little Pine Creek in the northeast section of the park.

Ice Fishing

When conditions permit, ice fishing is permitted on the natural ice of the lake. Trout are stocked in the 60-acre Little Pine Lake for ice fishing.

Ice thickness is not monitored.

Be Safe on the Ice

  • Test ice thickness with an auger before recreating. Four inches of solid ice is the minimum recommended thickness for a single person. Seven inches of solid ice is the minimum recommended thickness for small group.
  • Always carry safety equipment and know how to use it.
  • Spread out. Crowds can put too much weight onto one area.
  • Be aware of changes in ice thickness across a body of water. Perimeter ice is weaker due to shifting, expansion and sunlight reflecting off of the bottom.
  • Avoid areas with protruding logs, brush, plants, and docks. These structures absorb heat, weakening the surrounding ice.
  • Avoid areas with multiple or intersecting cracks, and standing water over ice.
  • Venturing out on ice alone is not advisable. Take a friend along for fun and for safety.
  • Wear a PFD (life jacket).
  • Check the weather and plan accordingly. Several days with temperatures above freezing will weaken the ice.

Fishing Resources

Little Pine Lake Water Depth Black-and-White Map (PDF)

Little Pine Lake Water Depth Color Map (PDF)

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.