Pennsylvania Walleye Fishing Charters

Pennsylvania Walleye Fishing Charters

Top Pennsylvania Walleye Fishing Destinations

Best Walleye Fishing Charters in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania: 29 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Erie
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Erie
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trips from US $240
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Erie
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Fairview
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trips from US $450

Walleye Fishing in Pennsylvania

Walleye
  • Size 1 to 10 lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats River, Lake

(Stizostedion vitreum)

Walleye fishing in Pennsylvania goes far beyond Lake Erie. Yes, the “Walleye Capital of the World” speaks for itself, but plenty of PA rivers offer a different kind of a game. Whether you’re aiming to catch a trophy-sized specimen or hoping for a smaller one that tastes amazing, you’ll find them all in the Keystone State.
 

River Fishing

Walleye inhabit large rivers with a rocky or gravel bottom, such as the Susquehanna River. You can find them at the tail end of fast runs, just where the river first starts to settle down. The best way to get a bite is by drift fishing.
 
Walleye also like to stay in the river “pockets,” the areas where different currents meet. They are also light-sensitive, so any daylight trip will be more successful if you look around shady areas. Their movement is very predictable, so if you found a fruitful area, it’s possible you’ll find them there for a whole month. May and early June are great times to target river Walleye.
 
Walleye are attracted to the same bait as Bass, so crankbaits and spinnerbaits will usually do the trick. If you’re using live bait, it’s best to prepare lots of minnows and chubs.
 
If you’re looking for Walleye in still-water rivers that are almost like mini-reservoirs, focus on dams, locks, and stream mouths. In these cases, nothing beats jigging.
 

Lake Erie 

The prime time for Walleye fishing in Lake Erie is in summer. In mid-July and August, they’ll move into the depths of the lake, following their food – smelts and alewives. As Walleye are a schooling fish, you’re likely to bump into a whole school of them as soon as you find one – so hold your ground! 
 
The best technique you can use for Walleye during summer is trolling. Trolling with planer boards is mostly used early in the season and as the temperature gets higher and fish move deeper, divers and downriggers work best. If the conditions are right and you’re tired of hearing the engine constantly groan – try drift fishing. This is one of the easier ways to fish and it’s  great practice for all novices. Once the fish bites, you need to act fast!
 

Regulations

  • All anglers ages 16 and older must have a valid PA fishing license.
  • All Commonwealth inland waters have a harvest limit of 6, with a minimum size of 15 inches. The season is open January 1—March 14 and the first Saturday in May to December 31. However, since the state of PA is divided into six regions, make sure to double-check the regulations for your location.
  • Some spots may have a year-round Walleye season, such as Delaware River, Conowingo Reservoir, and Pymatuning Reservoir.
 
When it comes to Walleye fishing, Pennsylvania has it all! From the most famous spots on Lake Erie to secluded parts of local rivers, your fishing adventure in PA is bound to be amazing!
 

Pennsylvania Walleye Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Walleye fishing in Pennsylvania varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to October. Low season is January to February and December. There is no closed season.
Pennsylvania
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28,272 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Walleye Fishing in Pennsylvania

Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a truly off shore experience! My first time on a Great Lake and was totally in awe of its massive size!
Hammertime Sportfishing
Hammertime Sportfishing
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Predator Getter Outdoors
Predator Getter Outdoors Houston, Texas
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you check weather conditions. Can change quick and doesn't always match the forecast.
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing Irwin, Pennsylvania
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with Capt Todd your arms will be very sore the next day. Non stop fish on. Best day of fishing in my life.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing Dallas, PA
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of the wind as too much wind will cause you not to be able to fish.
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing Amherst, VA
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware that the weather in July can be fickle. Unfortunately for our schedules the lake tells you when you can fish, but don't let that discourage you, the walleye are worth it!
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie New Columbia, PA
I was able to stay busy all day catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, along with the occasional bluegill. If you're looking for a fun day on the water, this is a good spot to go fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was able to stay busy all day catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, along with the occasional bluegill. If you're looking for a fun day on the water, this is a good spot to go fishing.
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA
Shallow Water Fishing Adventures—PA Port Huron, MI
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is the way to go. Nothing to stress about or supply. Just have your license in order and show up on time for a great day. We three limited out on walleyes and Jamie and James, his mate and son, filleted everything up afterwards.
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers better be ready to catch a lot of fish when fishing in Lake Erie!
Dog's Life Sport Fishing
Dog's Life Sport Fishing Fombell, PA
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A quality fishing experience for some the best eating fresh water fish anywhere.
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie
Relentless Pursuit Lake Erie Shinglehouse, PA
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish were shallower than captain expected.once targeted the fishing was good till we started west then fishing slowed down.
Pacifictime Sportfishing
Pacifictime Sportfishing Petrolia, PA
Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Lynn Nickeson and he will put you exactly where you need to be on the river to catch fish until your arms hurt.
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Lynn. Endless Mountain Guide! Can’t go wrong and will have a day to remember.
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service North Wales, PA
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful scenery!! Caught lots of fish. Had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning!
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service North Wales, PA
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely recommend Captain dawn of you want to catch the big fish!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Show up early on weekend because there is a line to get into marina we were in line for 45 minutes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Show up early on weekend because there is a line to get into marina we were in line for 45 minutes
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie
Old Timer Charters – Lake Erie Gordon, PA
We caught limit, water was perfect temp per Captain Ross. He used a fish finder and we fished not far from shore. We trolled, he had several kinds of bait and lures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught limit, water was perfect temp per Captain Ross. He used a fish finder and we fished not far from shore. We trolled, he had several kinds of bait and lures.
Barr None Fishing
Barr None Fishing Youngsville, Pennsylvania
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced guide who will clean your catch for you. Get there early and have fun!
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing
D.D. Rod Father Sportfishing Penn Run, Pennsylvania
Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a lot of shade obviously so come prepared to shield yourself from the sun. Also, the Oliver Pub & Grill has awesome food
Endless Mountains Guide Service
Endless Mountains Guide Service Media, Pennsylvania
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay hydrated and the more fun you and your gang have the better they crew support you!
Bandit Sportfishing Charters
Bandit Sportfishing Charters Carlisle, PA