Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is available on the Allegheny Reservoir during winter months. The solitude and quiet out on the ice on a clear winter's day is inspiring, and the fish can be plentiful.

You do have to be prepared. Check ice thickness before venturing on to the ice. Carry 'ice picks' to be able to climb out in case you go through the ice, and a length of rope for rescues. Bring extra clothing in waterproof bags for a wet person to change into. Remember that cell phone service is spotty and you can not count on quick access to emergency services.

For more tips on winter/ice fishing, visit the PA Fish and Boat Commission website

Access on to the reservoir for ice fishing is from the sites listed below.

Ice Fishing Areas

  • Allegheny Reservoir
  • Elijah Run Boat Launch and Shoreline Trail
  • Kinzua Beach
  • Kinzua Wolf Run Marina
  • Red Bridge Recreation Area
  • Roper Hollow Boat Launch
  • Webbs Ferry Boat Launch
  • Willow Bay Recreation Area
  • Bradford Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities