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Fishing at Lyman Run State Park

The 45-acre Lyman Run Lake is noted for its exceptional water quality and provides excellent trout fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the lake with rainbow and palomino trout throughout the fishing season.

Ice Fishing

When conditions permit, ice fishing is permitted on the natural ice of the lake. Rainbow and palomino trout are the primary species caught through the ice.

The 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.

Stream Fishing

Lyman Run from Lyman Run Lake to West Branch Road is approved trout water and stocked each spring. The upper Lyman Run basin is a wild brook trout enhancement area. From the inflow to Lyman Run Lake upstream, 5.3-miles of Lyman Run and all its tributaries are excellent for wild brook trout fishing.

Anglers should consult the Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws for current restrictions and creel limits.

Fishing Resources

Lyman Run Lake Water Depth Black-and-White Map (PDF)

Lyman Run Lake Water Depth Color Map (PDF)

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.