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looking for fishing/vacation spot
« on: May 08, 2014, 10:36:46 AM »
My wife and I are planning to go on a fishing trip for my 60th birthday next week.  We'd like a location maximum about 2 hours from Pittsburgh.  Our goal is a place that has nearby motels (Motel 6 is fine) and the water close to parking.  We will be in a trail rated Jeep so getting to water's edge where permissible won't be a problem.  In fact that would be preferable.  Me having to walk other than a very short distance is a problem.
Would prefer to stay in Pennsylvania due to fishing license and carry permit.
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Re: looking for fishing/vacation spot
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 10:50:42 AM »
My wife and I are planning to go on a fishing trip for my 60th birthday next week.  We'd like a location maximum about 2 hours from Pittsburgh.  Our goal is a place that has nearby motels (Motel 6 is fine) and the water close to parking.  We will be in a trail rated Jeep so getting to water's edge where permissible won't be a problem.  In fact that would be preferable.  Me having to walk other than a very short distance is a problem.
Would prefer to stay in Pennsylvania due to fishing license and carry permit.
Thanks


You might want to check out Cook Forest. I'd imagine there are lots of places to fish up there, plus it's a cool vacation place, lots of cabins, etc.


http://cookforest.com/activities/fishing/index.cfm


Fishing in Cook Forest
      
        
       
       
Clarion River - The Clarion River flows along the park border and provides fishing for trout, warm water game fish and panfish.

Stocked Ponds - A special fishing pond stocked with trout is located in the park and is available for use by children 12 and younger and persons who are handicapped. There is a level grass bank at the edge of the pond which provides easy access for those with disabilities.

Tom's Run - Approximately 2.5 miles of Tom's Run is stocked with trout.

Kiddie Fishing Program - The Kiddies Fishing program keeps the fish stocked all summer, with at least 300 fish for the kids. Learn more about this program and how you can help.

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Re: looking for fishing/vacation spot
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 04:58:08 PM »
The PA side of Pymatuning has good access, as do parts of French creek between Meadville and Cochranton on Rt 285.  Conneaut Lake also has some great fishing and a number of hotels around the lake (decent restaurants too).  I believe you can rent boats as well
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Re: looking for fishing/vacation spot
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 09:21:07 PM »
I second Pymatuning.
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Re: looking for fishing/vacation spot
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 09:36:29 PM »
I suggest Tygart Lake.  It's below Morgantown.  http://www.tygartlake.com/

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Re: looking for fishing/vacation spot
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 05:54:23 PM »
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions.  Not well enough for any kind of trip now but maybe down the road...
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