Fishing & Hunting


fishingtop-state-parkCommon species are smelt, perch, bass, walleye, trout and salmon in Lake Erie, and panfish, perch, bass, muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, crappies, smelt, and salmon in Presque Isle Bay.

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    duckhuntingHunting is prohibited in the park except for controlled duck and goose hunting in season. Hunting is restricted to designated and authorized blinds only. Regulated wildlife management hunts may be conducted if needed. Contact the park office for information on regulated wildlife management hunts.

    Firearms may be uncased and ready for use by properly licensed hunters only in these designated areas. The only exception is that law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania license to carry firearms may carry said firearm concealed on their person while they are in the park.

    Complete information on hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Web site.