Fishing

Whether you’re looking for the chance to get your kids reconnected with nature and family, or maybe you’re a die-hard angler seeking a trophy, Butler County offers the perfect fishing destination.

From fly fishing on wild trout streams to family fishing fun at picturesque lakes, Butler County has it all. So pick up your reel, bait and tackle and get hooked on fishing in Butler County!

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Big Catch at Moraine
Think the possibility of making a record-breaking catch in Moraine State Park’s Lake Arthur seems fishy?  Think again!  Butler native Bob Schuller shocked the community when he reeled in a 52-inch Muskie during an evening fishing trip in March of 2012.  The fish was even bigger than his 2 ½ -year-old daughter!  For being so large, the fish hardly fought being reeled in.  As an avid outdoorsman, Schuller had caught fish in the 40-inch range in the lake before, but this catch was a big surprise.  He was just happy he was able to get it in into the boat! With over 3,000 acres of fishing, anything is possible in Lake Arthur.  When will you make your big catch?


Did you know?
Moraine State Park hosts more than a dozen fishing tournaments!  These include Kayak Anglerss, SRU Competitive Bass Anglers, Ice Fishing Across America and more.

  • Portersville
    Bear Run Campground

    A top-rated Pennsylvania family park on the border of beautiful Moraine State Park's hiking area. Easy access to Porter Cove at Lake Arthur. Just 35 minutes to Pittsburgh .

  • Connoquenessing Creek

    The Connoquenessing Creek is a tributary of the Beaver River, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long.

  • Glade Dam Lake

    Glade Dam Lake is found in State Game Lands 95 and is stocked with trout.

  • Lake Arthur

    Within Moraine State Park, Lake Arthur 40°57′45″N 80°07′19″W is open for year round recreational enjoyment. It is the home of the Lake Arthur Sailing Club and the Regatta at Lake Arthur. In addition to sailing the lake is a popular fishing destination and it has two swimming beaches. Osprey and Bald Eagles have made nests in the tree tops along the Lake Arthur since the mid-1990s.

  • Lake Oneida

    Lake Oneida is owned by the Pennsylvania American Water Company and run in partnership with the PA Fish & Boat Commission.

  • New Castle
    Rose Point Park - Cabins & Camping

    At Rose Point Park it is our mission to provide you and your family with a memorable camping experience. As a full service campground, we offer a wide range of facilities and opportunities - from our 4 star recreation program to the calm, quiet of ferns and hemlocks along Slippery Rock Creek.

  • Slippery Rock
    Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area

    Wolf Creek Narrows is particularly known for its spectacular display of spring wildflowers, which includes Virginia bluebell, spring-beauty, trout-lily, and white trillium.

  • Slippery Rock
    YMCA Camp / ARMCO Park

    This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features the only outdoor pool in northern Butler County, PlayMill Playground, picnic pavilions, two halls, 1-mile walking trail and more.

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    Portersville, Pa
    5th annual Lake Arthur Striper Fishing Tournament

    5th Annual Lake Arthur Striper Fishing Tournament: