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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Pymatuning Lake 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 Lake 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:
41.6693950000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
35
County:
Crawford
Longitude:
-80.4980860000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
1001
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
10+ ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2016-07-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
this is a worthless site to visit.. never updated.
Guest
2015-10-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fished oct15,16 truly terrible.2 days one bass,no one fishing,those that are catching nothing
Guest
2014-09-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 7 channel cats below pymatuning dam today on chicken liver, 24 was the biggest, all released!
Guest
2014-05-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 72
Fished North end 2 guys 7am to 3pm Wed 5-28-14 Great time Cats,13 crappie one 13 1/2,20 preach nice size, 1 eye 20 1/2, 1 eye 17 1/2,and 1 eye 25 1/2 great day. Trolley wormharhess.
Guest
2014-05-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 73
241/4 inch and 161/2 eyes with approx ten throwbacks
Guest
2014-05-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 59
Great weedend at camp. 100+ eyes between 15 of us. 9ft water with half crawler on jig of various colors
Guest
2014-05-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fished north side from 6am to 4pm on Wed.Nothing but catfish and two 12inch walleees. Not giving up on this lake.My favorite place to go, even if i do drive 90 min. to get here.
Guest
2014-05-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 62
water temp at the upper side was in the low 60s four days ago
Guest
2014-05-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Any idea what the water temp is?
Guest
2014-04-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 53
Water temp was cool this morning.Around 1 oclock things heated up and so did the bass.no big females but a lot of 2 pound males.it seemed like every stick stump or log had 1 on it.
Pymatuning Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lake is a little low, but the largemouth have moved onto the wood up north. Launched at Wilsons
and covered a lot of shoreline. Big ones are up already not just little bank runners. Caught 1 4lber, a
three 3lbers and lots of other solid fish. Lost a big one too. 11 fish caught in 4 hours. Flipped
Beavers on the wood. 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG, Stren Super Braid 50lb test. Water color looks good,
the rains should help raise water level and bring more fish up. Water temps up north 44-45.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Pymatuning Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Pymatuning Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- This seems crazy, but last April around the 10th or so, I was out there with my son fishing for bass. I'm throw a jig around and he pulls out a topwater, after a quick tutorial as to why that wouldn't catch fish this time of year, he was stubborn enough to use it anyway because it was "neat". He caught 6 smallmouth with that thing before I was stubborn enough to switch. We had a heck of a day, went out the next day and did okay with it again but not as good. We were throwing Rebel Pop R's skittering them across the surface. Just work down the bank casting, we caught a couple largemouth too. I can't wait until April, it's almost here.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Pymatuning Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fishing from the causeway, either side, depending on the wind. Use minnows (1.5 - 2 inch) Set the bobber at about 7-8 feet. Fishing out about 15-25 feet from the shore.

Bite are coming within 5-10 minutes apart.

Try it about 6:30 - 10:30 pm
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Pymatuning Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I don't know what happened but I have been catching the walleye pretty good off the humps in the north end of the lake then the smallmouth moved in and I haven't been able to catch an 'eye off them. The talk at the launch is that the walleye are shallower in around 4 - 6 feet of water. People are having success with nightcrawlers.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Pymatuning Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Pymatuning Lake 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 Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Pymatuning Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pymatuning Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Pymatuning Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pymatuning Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Pymatuning Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Pymatuning Lake Trout Rating:
3
Pymatuning Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Ther is NO!!! Lake Trout in the dam
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:

05:58 EST

Sunset:

20:39 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full