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41° 35' 29.8716" N, 80° 30' 58.716" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by PA Great Lakes Region - darl black
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 16, 2014
Dave @ Richter’s Tackle Shop; filed 9/15: “Some customers are reporting walleyes taken on blade baits already! Others are trolling Hot-N-Tots in 14’ to 18’ of water to catch walleyes. A few guys who know what they are doing are catching crappies on deep structure, but I’m not hearing about any shallow crappies. Lot of talk about perch, but all the fish are small. Catfish are still eating. Some of my regular musky customers are back out on the lake, so they must be catching a few – but no reports of big ones. With the dam outflow running high, there continue to be walleye and a few crappies taken in the Shenango River from the outflow to south of the foot bridge.” Laurie @ Duck-N-Drake; filed 9/15: “My customers have been reporting good success on walleyes by trolling Hot-N-Tots in 18 to 22 feet of water. A couple guys have been night fishing for walleye, catch-ing a few in 5 feet of water after dark with jig and crawler. In the North End, I’ve had reports of nice crappies and perch taken on minnows at depths from 5 to 10 feet. And please pass on this announce-ment: Duck-N-Drake will be closing for the winter this month and will reopen when the ice goes off.” Patty @ Poff’s Place; filed 9/15: “As a sure sign of fall, anglers are starting to catch crappies from the Causeway at dusk until an hour after full darkness, and size of perch being caught is starting to creep upward. I’m hearing from my customers that the better walleye bite is on South End of the lake. The shop will be closed for a couple weeks in late December for the holidays, but will reopen in January.” Hooker @ Hills Country Store; filed 9/14: “On Friday, September 12, Ted Yan-notti and Ed Agnew met Hooker at Hills Country Store for a morning of fishing on Pymatuning aboard Hooker’s Fishing Taxi. The conditions started out as wet, windy and overcast – so we looked for fish on some humps cresting in 5’ to 9’ of water. With fish starting to transition to fall patterns, crappies are scattered and following baitfish. Humps on overcast days are a good place for predators to ambush schools of bait. We could see the occasional slash and splash of feeding fish. Utilizing Bobby Garland Swimming Minnows on very small jig-heads, we were able to coax a few into striking by retrieving the jig just under the surface very slowly. The catch included crappies, bluegills and perch, with most strikes coming around scattered weed clumps. As expected this time of year, the bite changes several times during the day. This was clearly the case when John Braymer fished with Hooker in the afternoon. John came with an open mind to learn the light line technique. The afternoon conditions were entirely different with partly cloudy skies and calmer seas. But before long the wind, rain and cold returned. John learned the value of high-vis Gamma Line so he could detect the light bite of crappies – which were now holding near the bottom in 14’ of water. We caught a variety of species before day’s end. Although we did not “fill the buckets” we were able to catch fish throughout the day by adjusting to conditions and playing the hand we were dealt!”
Catch Report
Fishing Report Provided by - Jim Westwood
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 11, 2014
Fish feeding on perch on rock point. Landed 4 missed 2. Really nice fish.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Smallmouth BassSenko Worm4
2Smallmouth BassSenko Worm3
3Smallmouth BassSenko Worm2
4Smallmouth BassSenko Worm2

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