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GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania Tutorial

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GPS Fishing Guide
to PA

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Turn-by-Turn directions to the best fishing in Pennsylvania

Every fishing destination lists all the information you'll need to make your trip successful including the available species, fishing regulations, seasons, size and creel limits. You'll even find boating regulations and boat launch details where applicable. See the sample listing below for all the details.


Fishing Spot Regulation Detials
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GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania

More places to fish than you can fish in a lifetime!

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Pennsylvania's Best Fishing App!

for iPhone & iPad


Find Stocked & Wild Trout Waters!

Find Bass Lakes & Rivers including Boat Ramp Information!

Find Walleye, Muskie, Pike, & More!

Includes Fishing Regulations for Every Fishing Spot


Get turn-by-turn driving directions to the Best Fishing in Pennsylvania

Available on the App Store

for iPhone & iPad

"What an amazing app. A must have for anyone fishing PA, especially trout fishermen.
Worth every penny!"


Fishing Streams and Lakes Map

Also available for Android Phones & Tablets

Fishing Topographic Map

Use your phone as a
handheld GPS even when
there is no phone service

Your current location is displayed on the map and all fishing information along with topographic maps are stored internally on your phone for use without phone service.

A unique "Target" function lets you target any destination using the preprogrammed points or your own custom fishing waypoint. Once you set a "Target", both the distance and compass bearing to your target destination is displayed.

"Mark your own custom Waypoints"

Touch anywhere on the map for 2 seconds and you'll create a custom waypoint displayed as a green flag.

Touch the new flag and an information bubble opens showing the new waypoint's latitude and longitude.

Touch the blue arrow to manage your waypoint. Use "Remove" to delete the waypoint or tap "Go" for turn-by-turn driving directions to that waypoints.

Tapping the "Data" button opens the waypoint detail page where you can record and edit your own waypoint notes.


Fishing Waypoint
 Fishing Waypoint Detail

Record custom waypoint data.

Once you've created a waypoint, you can name it and record your own notes about that location with the waypoint data page.

Waypoints can be accessed and edited at any time and you can even share your waypoints with friends

Use this to meet up with friends or share you favorite spots.

Use the Menu to search out just the kinds of fishing you enjoy!

Ultimate Fishing Maps has integrated a detailed menu structure into the GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania. This menu allow you to tailor your fishing experience and display only those fishing spots that work for your fishing style without extra clutter. Whether you're a fly fishermen, bass tournament pro or just enjoy taking your kids out for fun, you'll find the fishing that is just right for you. If a friend tells you about their favorite stream, you can even use "Search All Fishing Waters" to search by name for just about any fishing lake, stream, or pond in the state.


Main Fishing Menu
Fishing Spot Results

Make any menu selection for a list of fishing spots.

Once you make a menu selection, almost 5000 fishing locations are searched and a list of fishing spots meeting whatever search criteria you choose is displayed. Each point is listed in distance order from your present location so you'll always know exactly how far the nearest fishing is to you.

Choose any fishing spot and get detailed information.

When you choose a destination from either a map pin or a results page, the "Details"page for that location is displayed.

Tap the "Go" button for immediate turn-by-turn driving directions or browse the specific fishing data you need for that destination. You'll find the species, fishing regulations, fishing seasons, size and creel limits as they apply at that location.

You'll even find boating regulations and boat launch details where applicable. Check out the complete detail example above in the left column to see just how much information is there.

Save to Favorites - Star Icon

Every destination can be saved to your favorites. Just touch the Star Icon to save that location and you'll have instant access from the main menu for future use.

Fishing Regulation Details
Target Fishing Spot on Map


Set your target

Tap the "Target" button at the top right of any details page or waypoint data page and you return to map view centered on a target icon placed at that destination. The map also displays your distance and compass bearing to the target you selected.

The target icon will remain at this location until you set a new target or clear the target. This acts as a placeholder so you can explore the app and still find your last target destination.

Tapping the "Target" button at the top right of the map will recenter the map on the last selected target.

The button to the left of the "Target" button on the map will center the map on your current location and place the map in compass mode. To exit compass mode, just move the map slightly.

"Find Trout Fishing"

With the GPS Fishing Guide, you can use the menu to find all the lakes and streams that have been stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Head out to Erie and enjoy the annual fall Steelhead Trout run. Or get away from the crowds and target wild brook trout on the many designated Class "A"and Wilderness Trout Streams.

You can even "Search All Trout Waters" using a keyword search and find any trout fishing spot in the state. All waters are listed from nearest to farthest from your present location.


Find Trout Fishing
Special Regulation Trout

Drill down even further to find "Special Regulation Trout Waters"

Here you find waters organized by each individual regulation that applies. Did you ever wonder where all the Trophy Trout Water in the state can be found. It's right here in the GPS Fishing Guide!

"Find streams with Naturally Reproducing Trout"

With the exception of Class A and Wilderness trout streams, the naturally reproducing trout streams are not included in the search menus however you can still target these streams.

The map contains a comprehensive color coded streams map of Pennsylvania. The thinner stream lines colored blue or red show all the streams not covered in the menu.

All of the thin red lines are additional streams containing naturally reproducing wild trout as listed by the PFBC. Set a waypoint on any of these streams to navigat to these waters.

Naturally Reproducing Trout Streams Map
Find Bass Fishing

"Find Bass Fishing"

Organized just like "Find Trout Fishing", use "Find Bass Fishing" to search for waters holding largemough bass, smallmouth, or spotted bass. You can even drill down to find "Special Regulation Bass Waters" like "Big Bass Lakes" or any other regulation you wish to target. Use "Search All Bass Waters" to find any bass fishing lake, river or stream in the state by name.

The GPS Fishing Guide
is designed for more than just trout & bass!

"Find Other Fishing by Species" allows you to narrow your fishing search and find the hotspots for just the species you want to catch. Whether it's Muskie, Walleye, Pike, Stripers, Catfish, or Panfish you're after, you'll find just the fishing you seek. Once you make your fish selection, you'll see only fishing destinations that have good populations of your targeted fish species listed in distance order from your present location.

Find Muskie, Walleye, Pike, Pickerel Stripers Menu
Find Lakes for My Boat

"Find Lakes for My Boat"

With this selection, you have the ability to search for fishing lakes based on the type and size motor on your boat. This is an ideal tool for boaters. If you have a 20 horsepower motor, you can limit the display to only those lakes where your boat is legal.

"Find River and Stream Boat Accesses"

This item allows you to find the many public access boat launches along the major rivers and streams in the state. Each river is separately searchable and results in a specialized set of fishing points that navigate directly to no fee public boat launches with adequate parking for vehicles and trailers.

Pennsylvania River and Stream Boat Launches
Set Fishing Search City

Planning to Travel?

Search Near Different
Towns or Cities

In addition to displaying fishing opportunities near your current location, we've incorporated a special feature on the "Settings" page that lets you search for fishing anywhere in Pennsylvania.

Choose "Change Menu Search Setting" and you can keyword search any town name in the state. For example, search for Wellsboro by typing "Wells" All results listings will calculate distance from the chosed city and display the results in distance order from there.

Plan your trip ahead and save any interesting spot as a favorite to recall later on your trip.

Confirm your search local

After you key in a city name like "Wells", the display shows you all the cities or towns in Pennsylvania that match your search. Each location lists the town name, county, and distance from your present location. You'll be sure to choose the right town and know you're exploring your intended destination.

Fishing Near Other Cities

Wellsboro Fishing Spot Search

Main Menu Displays the Locations

Once you choose a town, the menu bar at the top of the main menu lets you know what point of origin is being used to calculate listings and distances. If you suspend the app and load it later, you'll know exactly what point of origin the app is currently set at. You won't be led astray!

Don't forget to reset your search location to "My Current Location" when you're done exploring. The different city will remain in place until you reset the setting.

GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania

For iPhone & iPad


Available on the App Store

NOTE: This app will function on devices without a GPS receiver however a GPS receiver is required for accurate point-to-point navigation and for use as a handheld GPS in the field. GPS add-on units are available from third party manufacturers to enable GPS for devices that do not include a receiver. For offline use where no Internet connection is available, USGS and fishing maps must be downloaded while still on-line and connected. Any USGS and fishing maps downloaded online will be available for offline use. Please see the help tutorial for details.

To learn more, A comprehensive tutorial is available. Please feel free to browse our tutorial

View the Tutorial HERE