Fishing Guide

You don’t have to travel far to encounter something wild. From the first cast to the last catch, fishing in Lawrence County isn’t a place you go to escape life, but to live it. You’ll experience the thrill of the catch and get hooked on something wildly wonderful.

The Neshannock Creek is one of twenty-two Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waterways designated for trout fishing which is stocked twice a year; premier fly-fishing locations in areas such as Volant; with multiple kayak and boat launch points on our blue ways, fishing is made easy and enjoyable for the entire family!

Regulated Trout Fishing Waters

  • Bessemer Lake
  • Big Run (SR 388 bridge to mouth)
  • Deer Creek (1,500 feet upstream Route 208 bridge to mouth)
  • Hickory Run (T-312 bridge to mouth)
  • Honey Creek (0.25 miles upstream Musser Road bridge to North Fork Little Beaver Creek)
  • Little Neshannock Creek (West Branch Little Neshannock Creek to mouth)
  • Neshannock Creek (Headwaters to I-80 bridge and Cannery Road bridge to mouth)
    • Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only – 67 miles; from the base of the Mill Dam in Volant downstream to the covered bridge on T-476
  • North Fork Little Beaver Creek (Mud Road bridge to Dinor Street bridge)
  • Slippery Rock Creek (0.75 miles downstream Slippery Rock Road to Heinz Camp property)
    • Catch and release fly fishing only – 0.5 mile; from Heinz Camp property downstream to 0.25 mile below SR 2022 bridge
  • Taylor Run (1 mile upstream SR 1018 bridge to Slippery Rock Creek)

Other Local Favorite Fishing Destinations

*Fish for Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskey, Channel and Flathead Catfish and various species of pan-fish.

  • Cascade Quarry (only water way open to year-round trout fishing)
  • Shenango River
  • Mahoning River
  • Beaver River
  • Connoquenessing Creek