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Pymatuning Lake, PA
2016-05-01
fished from 4pm til 930pm on april 30, 2016 (yesterday). 5 people. caught 1 -- 36" Musky, and about 4-5 cats (one blue) ranging from 18-23" each. fished off bottom with large minnows and shiners.... [more]

Leopard Lake, PA
2016-04-27
Decent. Caught a lot of small bass, pretty big crappie and one 3.5lb bass ... [more]

Quemahoning Reservoi, PA
2016-04-18
Fished from a kayak in a few different areas caught only 2 Pike. fishing was very slow ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Pymatuning Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Pymatuning Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Pennsylvania
Latitude:
41.498907
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Crawford
Longitude:
-80.462982
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-09-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
best lake in pa.
Guest
2014-09-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
i have to say this is the best lake i have fished yet in pa. love this lake.
Guest
2012-09-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 60
Great fishing! Caught all the crappies, bluegill and perch we could handle. If you want fish, this is the lake to do it.
Guest
2012-05-15
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 60
Fished in 4 foot of water and killed em. Caught a 4 person limit in 3 hours.
Guest
2012-04-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 44
my self and my father in law went to the dam today. and caught a 41 inch 22 lb muskey within 15 min. of being there. caught it on a 3 prong hook with some chicken liver. we also caught 2 perch. real over cast day with a few sprinkles from time to time the temp was about 57 degrees when we landed that muskey at about 930 am. great day of fishing to say the least.
Guest
2011-06-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 74
Fished for about 5 hours on 6/10/11, landed 18 largemouth bass, only a couple were dinks. All but one came on senkos.
Guest
2011-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
First time Ive fished here. Went with a friend to try some walleye fishing. Ended the day catching over 30 walley, some perch, and some crappies. Awesome lake, I will be back.
Guest
2011-04-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
this is a number one lake allways do well here
Pymatuning Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught two nice bass 14" & 16" using a Rattletrap lure on 8/18/10. Was told that walleye were hitting on weighted Rapallas but didn't get any myself while trolling with Erie Dearies w/ nightcrawler
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Pymatuning Reservoir at 43 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Pymatuning Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 43 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Pymatuning Reservoir Crappie Rating:
4
Pymatuning Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fished the stump area near the boat launch of Linesville Marina. Water temp was
around 60 degrees. Got on the water at 3:00 P.M. Nice sunny day. No rain. Light
breeze. Had to paddle the power boat about 100 yards from the marina before
being able to use the motor. I wish we had a trolling motor. Water level was
over 5 feet low. Was in 2 ft of water for about 100 yards out from the marina.
Weeds kept tangling the prop. Started to catch Crappie in 6 to 8 feet of water
with shiners and a 1/4 oz weight about 2 feet from the hook. Not too productive
of a day. Was able to keep one nice 2 lb.+ crappie. Used worms with no luck.
Also shallow diving jointed Rapala\'s in perch and fire tigre colors. Still no
luck. Saw one fisherman on lake in a John boat near us. Lake was very calm. Left
for the marina at 6:30 p.m. 200 ft from the boat launch, threw in a large silver
Zara Spook and worked the surface for about 20 minutes. Got some big strikes off
the surface but nothing caught. Lot\'s of minnows jumping wildly on the surface.
Lot\'s of surface action. Will try the Dam next week. My buddy fished the Dam
last week and caught 5 2-3 lb. perch. Nice keepers. Fished sunken humps about 20
ft. deep with shiners and jig rig.

I\'ll report back next week on our progress. I hope the lake recovers from it\'s
low levels by next Spring. The stump area is a very productive area for Walleye
and Musky in the Spring and mid-summer months.

Peace out and happy fishing everyone. :)
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Pymatuning Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Pymatuning Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Pymatuning Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Pymatuning Reservoir at 43 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Pymatuning Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- thank god these nuisance fish have not been seen in this lake!!!!lets keep it that way
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pymatuning Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pymatuning Reservoir Trout Rating:
2.5
Pymatuning Reservoir Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:18 EST

Sunset:

20:18 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full