Tioga-Hammond Lakes provide anglers more varied fishing opportunities than they can cast to. There are plenty of places to catch your limit -- shallow bays, quiet coves, and deep rocky points. Record crappie to giant musky, our lakes have a fish for everyone. Potential catch includes striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, and channel catfish. 

Over the years, there have been numerous stockings of various pan and game fish fingerlings and fry at the lake by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  See our stocking summary for a complete listing of the fish stocked at the lake.  A Pennsylvania fishing license is required and fishermen are subject to state fish laws.

Any gathering of 10 or more INDIVIDUALS for the purpose of fishing is considered a tournament and requires a permit. Tournament applications may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

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Have you seen these at our boat ramps?

All too often, man-made materials that are discarded carelessly become hazards for wildlife. Most anglers are aware that monofilament fishing line is high on the list of materials that when left in the environment, can pose serious problems. Monofilament fishing line can last up to 500 years in the environment where it can entangle fish and wildlife especially ducks, geese, ospreys, herons and turtles.

Fishing line deposited into the recycling units can be collected and returned to the line manufacturers like Berkley. Thanks to the help of anglers across the nation, Berkley’s recycling program has recycled more than 9 million miles of fishing line. Properly disposed fishing line can be recycled and turned into useful products such as tackle boxes, fishing line spools, and other fishing products.

Thank you to the Tioga County Bass Anglers for supporting this important conservation effort at Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes.