Pennsylvania has a wide variety of fish, from coldwater trout to the warmwater varieties like bluegill, catfish and crappies. All are fun to catch—whether it’s a frigid early spring day or a hot summer afternoon. Fishing is great for the whole family.
Create a fish! Draw, paint or create your version of our state fish, the Brook Trout, and enter it into the annual State-Fish Art Contest.
Borrow a fishing pole and tackle kit at your local state park.
What to Read
Learn a little more about fish while curling up with a good book.
- Golden Guide to Fishes
- Peterson First Guide to Fishes of North America
- Pocket Naturalist Guide to Freshwater Fishes
- Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North Amercia
Other Cool Pages
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Exploring Careers Outdoors (ECO) Camp – If you’re a high school and are interested in a career in the natural sciences or conservation ECO Camp is for you. You’ll meet and get to interact with professionals; such as foresters, wildlife biologists, geologists and many others; all while recreating in beautiful state parks. You’ll also be able to choose a mentor. The mentor can help connect you to future camp, volunteer or job opportunities, they could write a letter of recommendation for college or even help you navigate the state hiring process. Apply today!
Become a conservation volunteer