FISHING

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."—Doug Larson

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Lake Hery is home to various varieties of fish including:

 

Large Mouth Bass

Small Mouth Bass

Pickerel

Perch

Catfish

Sunfish

Bluegill

Crappie

 

A fishing license is required and can be purchased online in our store and printed for immediate use. You can also plan ahead and purchase a license at any Walmart, or at Hunter's Gallery in Hamlin, less than 10 minutes away.

We always encourage catch and release, which involves the use of barbless hooks (sold in our store), use of a landing net, minimal handling, etc. Read and learn more about it at PFBC's website.

You will need to know size and creed limits, which you can get with a quick visit to the PFBC's website. Listen to our expectations for catch and release, and learn the laws about seasons for various fish species before making any harvest, especially bass. We normally have pocket guides available for this information, but PFBC did not print them for the 2021 season. PFBC officers patrol our waters to enforce all fishing and boating laws.

 

We sell nightcrawlers and a limited supply of fishing equipment in our camp store.

 

Those who wish to fish can bring their own boat or rent a boat. We no longer offer shore fishing to the public. Those who stay with us can fish from approved shoreline areas, or use our common docks.

 

Caution: Fishing Lake Henry is a privilege, not a right in itself. All persons using the lake are expected to act with consideration of others first and foremost. Clayton Park fisher-persons must use our protocol for fishing docks - no one should cast a rod within 50 feet of a dock, and not within 100 feet of an occupied dock. Anyone reported to be violating this protocol is subject to losing the privilege of fishing Lake Henry. 

 

Please make yourself familiar with the

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's rules and regulations

prior to your visit.

 

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