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    Default Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    I don't have a boat but I really enjoy fishing. Can anyone share any good locations? Bass, catfish, whatever. I've only found one decent spot to fish from the shore on Blue Marsh, but 6/10 times I don't catch anything there.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    Try Scotts Run in French Creek State Park. The state record smallmouth was caught there.

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    Can you help me with how to get there by any chance?

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by BerksCountyDave View Post
    I don't have a boat but I really enjoy fishing. Can anyone share any good locations? Bass, catfish, whatever. I've only found one decent spot to fish from the shore on Blue Marsh, but 6/10 times I don't catch anything there.

    Thanks!
    Having fished Blue Marsh I know what you mean by not catching anything most of the time. If you like wade fishing you can go to Ontelaunee lake. If you need info you can google it. Its not to far off of Rt 61 in northern Berks county.

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    Thanks for the map, I don't know the area, but I should be able to figure it out.

    Looks like two lakes in that park area, Scotts Run and Hopewell. Do they both have good spots to fish from shore? One better for certain species than the other?

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    Both of those lakes do have good spots to fish from the shore, the park is beautiful, even if you don't catch anything it's worth the trip. When there pick up a map to help guide you.

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    I think I'll toss the rods and tackle box in the truck Sunday morning and go see what I can do. Are there specific hours fishing is allowed or anything? Any fees?

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    IMO Scotts Run is better.
    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Places to fish in or near Berks without a boat?

    PA*DCNR*-*French Creek State Park for Scotts Run Lake
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...k/frenchcreek/

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