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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hollidaysburg, PA (4A)
I grew up 15min from the lake. I've fished Slocum more than I have fished any lake so I have a few things to say that may help you.
It's really not worth the 1.5 hour trip. The bass fishing isnt what it was 20 years ago when I fished it as a young teen. No doubt, there are HUGE musky in there. In fact when I was around 15 or 16 I had heard of a 72" muskie coming up when the PGC electro-shocked it for a survey. Myth? probably..but it was great to have in the back of my mind as a young fisherman.
My uncle calls it the "dead sea" and it lives up to that name 90% of the time. If you are dead set on going, I can give you some areas to pinpoint while you are there.
Being from Central PA, you are far better off fishing the Juniata or Susquehanna rivers. My honest opinion, I would rather walk to the bank of either of those rivers blindfolded and be forced to fish wherever I stop than to pick any spot I wanted at Slocum to fish. Catch my drift?