Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, is on the western side of the state near the border with Ohio. Pittsburgh is about a 30-minute drive to the northeast, where you will find three large rivers to fish. Mount Gretna is in Lebanon County, where anglers can fish in surrounding lakes and parks.
Anglers have three ways to fish the Ohio River while staying in Mount Gretna. To the east, fishermen will find the river forming from the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers and traveling out of the Pittsburgh area. The river then goes up and passes above Mount Gretna to the north before traveling south through Ohio on the western side of town. Anglers will find access points to the river at several parks in Pittsburgh as well as other towns that it meanders through. Fish found in the river include trout, sauger, pike, catfish and walleye.
The Monogahela River, runs east of Mount Gretna into Pittsburgh. It is part of the Pennsylvania water trail and has access points along its path at various parks. Anglers will find bass varieties in the waters as well as sauger, walleye and trout. Trout and bass are more lively during the spring and summer months, while walleye and sauger increase their activity during the cooler months.
Canonsburg Lake is east of Mount Gretna near Murry Hill. It is about 75 acres in size with a normal depth of 18 feet. The lake is formed by a dam created on the Little Chartiers Creek. Boats must be without gas power or powered by an electric motor, and a boat ramp is available. Bank fishing is allowed. The lake is stocked regularly with trout. Other fish found in the waters include bass, catfish, bluegill, sunfish and carp.
Article Written By Keith Dooley
Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.