|Kinzua means Fishing
|Drive-in fishing. Lots of
parking right next to the
fishing pier at the Kinzua
Dam where you can
catch trout standing right
here. Take Hemlock
Road from Warren's
east side at the old
Tailwaters of the Dam
seen here make for the
best fishing anywhere.
This photo shows the
pier under construction
a few years ago. It now
has substantial guide
rails installed and clean
outdoor toilets making
this a popular
destination for families
and the handicapped.
Warren County Fishing News
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|This is the location for the annual Pennsylvania State Fishing
Championship and the home of the state's record for Northern Pike and
Walleye. Everyone predicts a record-setting Muskie will be caught here
But Kinzua has always been well known for the angling sport. Today a
series of fortunate, or unfortunate events (depending on your point of view),
has preserved the area and enhanced sporting opportunities. In the 1920s
about 500,000 acres surrounding the area became the Allegheny National
Forest, removing sources of pollution. When the Interstate Highway System
was built in the 1950s, Warren was overlooked so the area remains remote
In 1965 the Kinzua Dam was finished, making Kinzua Lake, also known as
the Allegheny Reservoir, the deepest inland body of water in Pennsylvania.
The oxygen rich tailwaters of the dam have added to the fish population. This
region is the largest block of natural land between Chicago and New York.
The only problem is that you can't get here from there.
And that's the way a lot of anglers like it. (continued on next page)
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