Pymatuning Lake

Crawford - Pennsylvania


  • 221 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 121 spots

Extremely popular lake known primarily for Walleye and Crappie. Many overlook the fine largemouth and smallmouth fishing. Heavy management and stocking on this OH/PA border water. 13,699 acres

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Pymatuning Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Post spawn smallie. The biggest of 10 today.

    2 lb. 10 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Nice outing! Tougher conditions now.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Good going Frank
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice smallie Frank!
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  2. 40 in. Muskellunge with a Leo Mojoe

    1. Don Errera 0
      way to go
    2. Chase Mollomo 0
      We boated 2. Took 12 hours to get any action. Fish were in deeper water and pretty lazy
    3. John M 0
      My goodness. NICE!! Was it one heck of a battle??
    4. Chase Mollomo 0
      thank you
    5. Chase Mollomo 0
      thank you
    6. Rob C 0
      Nice; got the 40”!
    7. Rob C 0
      Nice; got the 40”!
    8. Rick S 0
      Congrats on a real trophy!!
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  3. My Bass slump continues. Haven't caught anything over 15 inches in weeks. Caught none today at Pymatuming, caught 5 yesterday but nothing big. The only fish ...more today was this Perch.

    Yellow Perch with a Spinnerbait

    1. John M 0
      Good eat'in perch there Mark.
    2. maverick white 0
      pretty nice perch though
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Really nice perch. This August has been a grind.
    4. david hoff 0
      pymatuning in the pond on beaver dam trail off side of road. big bass all day
    5. Rick S 0
      That's a nice perch anywhere!
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  4. 3lb Largemouth and 2.5lb Smallmouth. Landed 2 lost 2...

    Largemouth Bass with a Swimjig

    1. John M 0
      Smallmouth, largemouth ...anything-mouth ...lol. Nice job!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!🎣
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice pair!🎣👊
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Wtg Rick, no matter where you go you succeed.
    5. Rick S 0
      Yes Frank, gave Pymatuning a try today..
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Rick. Out at Pymie today?
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  5. Details: 12 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

  6. Details: 4 lb. 6 oz. Largemouth Bass with a frog

  7. This past weekend, I entered my third tournament with the Kayak Anglers of Western PA at Pymatuning. I started the morning off well with three keepers. I was able ...more to get my five fish limit (only a third of the anglers had limits). I caught 18 bass overall, but was unable to cull my two smallest fish. I finished the day in 16th out of 96 anglers with 76.25 inches. I needed one big fish to place in the money. The next morning, I had a good day in Presque Isle (10 bass, 4 smallmouth). Still a few smallies in the Bay.

    2 lb. 9 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Nikki Christy 0
      thank you so much for the info!!! we avoid lake Arthur bc we don’t do good there. but I always see your posts. I have different color worms but not green pumpkin ...more with the flake. maybe our next trip will be there. thanks again and hope you have a great fishing season 😁
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nikki, I do fish other baits, but the Yamamoto Senko is my confidence bait. I fish it Texas-rigged without weight. It’s a very versatile bait, and I fish it several ...more different ways. The most popular color, green pumpkin with black flake, works well on many lakes, though it depends on the lake, time of year, and what bait the bass are chasing (for example, if there are schools of shad, then you will want to “match the hatch”).
    3. Nikki Christy 0
      hello frank! great job getting 16th! It seems you stick with the Gary Yamamoto. can I ask how you rig it? and if I’m not pushing it here…what color?
    4. Nikki Christy 0
      hello frank! great job getting 16th! It seems you stick with the Gary Yamamoto. can I ask how you rig it? and if I’m not pushing it here…what color?
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Mike A., Mike P. is correct. Each angler has to measure their fish using an approved measuring board. For each fish, you have to submit a picture on the board (with ...more a bunch of rules like no open mouth, the fish has to be touching the edge of the board, facing the right direction, etc. You submit your catches on an app. There is a judge who verified the length. And the site (TourneyX) tracks the standings in real time.
    6. Rick S 0
      Excellent!
    7. Rick S 0
      Excellent!
    8. Drew H 0
      Nice job Frank!
    9. Michael P 0
      these tournaments have judges that verify every fish uploaded to the app being used by every competitor so there’s no honor system involved.
    10. Mike A. 0
      *Who is confirming..?
    11. Mike A. 0
      Hey Frank! Good job! I’m just wondering if this is an honor system tournament? Who confirming the measurements? I play in golf tournaments so I am well aware of ...more honor system scoring. LOL
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      Ditto what Jim said
    13. Matt L 0
      way to go!
    14. Jim Holland 0
      Great job at the tourney!
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  8. My first time at Pymatuning. I was practicing for an upcoming tournament. Caught this one about 15 mins before leaving. Biggest of 10 bass (11 fish).

    4 lb. 2 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Jim, you too!
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice! Hope you catch more like this, this Saturday!
    3. Matt L 0
      way to go!
    4. alfred kinney 0
      nice
    5. Nice look'n bucket mouth for Pymy...you the Man
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice work up there!
    7. Daniel Fetchak 0
      You sure can catch them🎣
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      what a day Frank, great job
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  9. Caught on ultralight with 4lb line.

    Muskellunge with a Jig with twister tail

    1. Mary Petrus 0
      Wow! 😲 Nice one! 👍
    2. Daniel Fetchak 0
      Awesome fish great fight I bet!
    3. Mark DiSanto 0
      Must of been a hell of a 4lb line, I want some.
    4. Walt Hilliard 0
      Wow 🤩 nice going!!!
    5. Rick S 0
      Impressive!
    6. alfred kinney 0
      damn nice catch
    7. Rick Carey 0
      bet u that took awhile landing?
    8. Jim Golden 0
      there has to be a story! 😄
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  10. On 6lb line on ultralight. 39 inches and 35lbs.

    Flathead Catfish with a worm & hook

    1. Scott S 0
      Wow...I bet that was a good battle with only 6lb line...nice work
    2. john stimson 0
      very fun
    3. alfred kinney 0
      nice 👌
    4. Valerie Parcell 0
      Nice catch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎣
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