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Lancaster County Trout Fishing

Updated on May 31, 2012

Good trout fishing spots in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

*** still having trouble with the maps I'm trying to fix them.

While farm country doesn't offer the best trout fishing, there are some decent spots to go that are stocked by the state and some local sportsman's clubs. If you love fishing and don't have the time to drive to the mountains or want to find a new hobby close to home, try your skill at fishing for trout in Lancaster County and have lots of fun too.

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What to expect fishing, trout fishing in Lancaster, Pa

Keep in mind your not going to find native trout in super nice mountain streams, but for the angler that lives in Southeast PA and wants something to do the fishing isn't that bad.

Generally the trout don't survive the hot summer months and many of the streams probably don't hold fish even into the late spring due to poor water quality and high temperatures. The good thing is that most of the fish are caught out by then so they don't generally die and float now the stream.

The season opens several weeks earlier in Southeast Pa, than it does in the rest of the state so watch out for the dual opening days and make sure that you're in the right area.

Obviously some of the streams are better than others and all have there own little quarks and intricacies, we're going to tried and sort through all that so that Pa anglers can easily navigate the waters. Hopefully if enough people get interested in fishing for trout in this part of the state, more efforts will be undertaken to return some of the waters to there original state.

What is their original state you ask? Well as the area grew and prospered, farmers and businessmen became more industrious and started using the God given power of the the waterways to power there many different kinds of mills. The grain mills, wind mills, saw mills ext, had to dam the water making mill ponds to be able to have the water reserves to run there mills.

This caused a change in the basic design and structure of the streams. While this helped the land and people prosper (And I'm not faulting them for this) it also caused the natural spring areas and drainage areas of the streams to be lost, with silt and erosion making banks and clogging the flow.

This would change the course and flow of the stream making the water higher in contaminants and warmer. in any case in most streams the trout aren't a native fish anyway, but they put them there now, so lets get back to the topic on hand.... fishing for trout in Lancaster County.

The types of streams that are stocked with trout vary greatly in the different areas of the county. In the northern part of the county somewhat quisi mountain streams can be found.

There are other streams in the southern and eastern parts of the county that are more of the farm streams that we talked about earlier. Not all the streams are stocked and managed by the PA fish commission. There are certain streams that the state has approved of as a trout water and there are other streams that are stocked by the local fishing clubs, obviously there are some streams that just grow panfish, carp and suckers.

If the fish aren't biting, read a book on a kindle

A bad day fishing for trout in Lancaster County is better than any day at work. If the fish are not biting, read a book on a kindle while your waiting for them to bite. I have one of these and it's a great way to pass the time. I also have a kindle app on my I-phone to read books, which works well if I don't want to take my kindle fire with me.

State Stocked Approved Trout Waters

Big Beaver Creek

Bowery Run

Climbers Run

Conowingo Creek

Conoy Creek

Donegal Creek

East Branch Octoraro Creek

Fishing Creek

Hammer Creek

Indian Run

Little Beaver Creek

Little Chiques Creek

Little Cocalico Creek

Little Conestoga Creek

Little Muddy Creek

Meetinghouse Creek

Middle Creek

Muddy Creek

Muddy Run

Pequea Creek

Rock Run

Stewart Run

Swarr Run

Trout Run

West Branch Little Conestoga Creek

West Branch Octoraro Creek

Stocked Trout Streams Stocked by Fishing Clubs

Mill Creek

Eshelman Run

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Big Beaver Creek

A
Big Beaver Creek Starting Stock point:
39.925489,-76.196099

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B
Big Beaver Creek Ending Stock point:
39.948220,-76.251780

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Bowery Run

A
Bowery Creek Starting Stock point:
39.902780,-76.122509

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B
Bowery Creek Ending Stock point:
39.883509,-76.106920

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Climbers Run

A
Climbers Run Starting Stock point:
39.917750,-76.292110

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B
Climbers Run Starting Stock point:
39.915199,-76.316580

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Conowingo Creek

A
Conowingo Creek Starting Stock point:
39.813819,-76.173230

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B
Conowingo Creek Ending Stock point:
39.745365,-76.172592

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Conoy Creek

A
Conoy Creek Starting Stock Point:
40.093063,-76.639177

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B
Conoy Creek Ending Stock point:
40.078871,-76.661907

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Donegal Creek

A
Donegal Creek Starting Stock Point:
40.077230,-76.531800

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B
Donegal Creek Ending Stock point:
40.056839,-76.525299

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East Branch Octoraro Creek

A
East Branch Octoraro Creek Starting Stock point:
39.904730,-75.996030

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B
East Branch Octoraro Creek Starting Stock point:
39.875060,-75.986769

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Fishing Creek

A
Fishing Creek Starting Stock point:
39.841370,-76.255419

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B
Fishing Creek Ending Stock point:
39.781250,-76.271699

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Hammer Creek Section 1

A
Hammer Creek Section 1 Starting Stock point:
40.266289,-76.325179

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B
Hammer Creek Section 1 Starting Stock point:
40.243049,-76.335189

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Hammer Creek Section 2

A
Hammer Creek Section 2 Starting Stock point:
40.202260,-76.305229

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B
Hammer Creek Section 2 Ending Stock point:
40.196749,-76.278220

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Hammer Creek Section 3

A
Hammer Creek Section 3 Starting Stock point:
40.188360,-76.266600

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B
Hammer Creek Section 3 Ending Stock point:
40.161609,-76.232330

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Indian Run

A
Indian Run Starting Stock point:
40.212530,-76.186139

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B
Indian Run Ending Stock point:
40.189920,-76.178599

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Little Beaver Creek

A
Little Beaver Creek Starting Stock point:
39.971470,-76.163370

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B
Little Beaver Creek Ending Stock point:
39.951759,-76.217010

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Little Chiques Creek

A
Little Chiques Creek Starting Stock point:
40.136049,-76.504569

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B
Little Chiques Creek Ending Stock point:
40.116060,-76.499120

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Little Cocalico Creek

A
Little Cocalico Creek Staring Stock point:
40.274520,-76.105740

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B
Little Cocalico Creek Ending Stock point:
40.227650,-76.131649

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Little Conestoga Creek

A
Little Conestoga Creek Starting Stock point:
40.095610,-76.336020

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B
Little Conestoga Creek Ending stock point:
40.064950,-76.346610

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Little Muddy Creek

A
Little Muddy Creek Starting Stock point:
40.244790,-76.046130

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B
Little Muddy Creek Ending Stock point:
40.226699,-76.067039

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Meetinghouse Creek

A
Meetinghouse Creek Starting Stock point:
39.927229,-76.089840

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B
Meetinghouse Creek Ending stock point:
39.912560,-76.068709

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Middle Creek

A
Middle Creek Starting Stock point:
40.265869,-76.233833

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B
Middle Creek Ending Stock point:
40.177270,-76.241180

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Muddy Creek

A
Muddy Creek Starting Stock point:
40.181109,-76.036570

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B
Muddy Creek Ending Stock point:
40.175390,-76.050929

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Muddy Run

A
Muddy Run:
40.048779,-76.119269

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B
Muddy Run:
40.049680,-76.163959

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Muddy Run Recreation lake

A
Muddy Run Lake:
39.848720,-76.275520

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Pequea Creek

A
Pequea Creek Starting Stock point:
40.054099,-75.953410

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B
Pequea Creek Ending Stock point:
40.017359,-75.992319

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Rock Run

A
Rock Run Starting Stock point:
40.188319,-76.022220

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B
Rock Run Ending Stock point:
40.202740,-75.988439

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Stewart Run

A
Stewart Run Starting Stock point:
39.867560,-76.142009

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B
Stewart Run Ending Stock point:
39.852109,-76.111249

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Swarr Run

A
Swarr Run Starting Stock point:
40.087149,-76.389110

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B
Swarr Run Ending Stock point:
40.071210,-76.353619

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Trout Run

A
Trout Run Starting Stock point:
39.909449,-76.283970

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B
Trout Run Ending Stock point:
39.917729,-76.292160

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West Branch Little Conestoga Creek

A
West Branch Little Conestoga Creek Starting Stock point:
39.991930,-76.405109

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B
West Branch Little Conestoga Creek Ending Stock point:
39.980159,-76.402959

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West Branch Octoraro Creek

A
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 1 Starting Stock point:
39.896679,-76.080140

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B
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 1 Ending Stock point:
39.865159,-76.110710

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C
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 2 Starting Stock point:
39.865159,-76.110710

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D
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 2 Ending Stock point:
39.841829,-76.109210

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E
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 3 Starting Stock point:
39.841609,-76.109679

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F
West Branch Octoraro Creek Section 3 Ending Stock point:
39.831190,-76.100070

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Mill Creek

A
Mill Creek Starting Stock point:
40.071898,-76.103332

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B
Mill Creek Ending Stock point:
40.065937,-76.127104

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Eshleman Run

A
Eshelman Run Stocking Start point:
39.992049,-76.096423

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B
Eshelman Run Ending Stock point:
39.996849,-76.109211

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    • waldenthreenet profile image

      waldenthreenet 

      6 years ago

      Good topic. Fishermen find value in spending time with nature and clean water topics at PA. Empty Coal Mine Solutions ? Congrads on your Squdoo trophy. Self help and mutual help. Thanks.

    • ikehook lm profile imageAUTHOR

      ikehook lm 

      6 years ago

      @lclchors: yea thanks, the funny thing is i was just putting the concept down and published it to see what it looked like. Most of the maps don't work and keep reverting back to Liverpool, England, then the lens got locked for a couple of days then unlocked today. I want to add info for the different spots but it was locked a couple of hours after i published it. What does everyone do? Do you publish your sites when your still have stuff to do to them, or do you what till you have a finished product then add things to make it better. I was thinking that I would just publish it to see if the maps worked and go from there, but I guess that was a bad idea. Anyone know why the maps aren't going to the coordinates I've set them to? Is there only a certain number you can use?

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      lclchors 

      6 years ago

      Good information but may I suggest you break up the into text with photos

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