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Pay Lake opens March 15th

  • What We Offer:
  • A FUN Fishing Experience
  • Trout and Bass Fishing
  • Pole Rentals
  • Bait and Tackle
  • Snacks and Soda
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Gift Certificates
  • Stocking 
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    Big Brown Fish Hatchery, Inc. was started in 1972 as a hobby, at the age of 11 by its owner, Charles A. Conklin, II. The first sale was made in 1975. It was difficult for Charlie to sell these fish as they had become pets. He had names for the 25 most distinct individuals. The fish that he was most fond of was called Big Brown...


    We Are Open 7 Days a Week




    Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Weekends and Holidays 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Please have fish up to be filleted 1/2 hr before office closes.

    If you would like to purchase hatchery fish, please call the office.

    570 629-0427




    Rainbow, Brook, Brown & Golden Trout, Large Mouth Bass, Blue Gill
    $2.00 per mile round trip

    View customer pictures and their latest catch!

    Delicious lemon-pepper trout, tasty crabmeat...

    "We just love this place. Took some friends from work, and some friends that came from Germany. Had a super time!"

    - J. Bullock