Fishing report: Pymatuning walleye fishing remains tough
TribLIVE Sports Videos
• Anglers fishing the Monongahela in the area of Allenport and Roscoe are picking up sheepshead and channel catfish using nightcrawlers, according to Buddy Federer of Allenport. There is a problem with anglers leaving trash behind, however, he said.
• Many anglers were frustrated by the walleye fishing at Pymatuning Lake this year, which has slowed way down since spring. That has led to a “summer slump” in fishing, according to reports. A few walleyes are being picked up by anglers trolling Shad Raps and Hot-N-Tots in 17 to 23 feet of water, or tossing long minnow plugs around weedbeds at dark, though, according to a couple of reports. Otherwise at Pymatuning, anglers continue to do well on channel catfish, and some crappies are being reeled in.
• Upper Deer Lake is giving up some small panfish.
• At Upper Twin lake, anglers using nightcrawlers were getting a few largemouth bass this past week, though nothing of any size. Fishing on Lower Twin was slow, according to reports.
• Mammoth Dam is getting consistent if not overwhelming fishing pressure. Anglers are taking smallish largemouth bass on rubber worms and live nightcrawlers. Panfish are hitting red worms and meal worms.
• At Lake Wilhelm, anglers are taking walleyes between 19 and 25 inches by fishing in about 9 feet of water, according to one report. Panfish are active, too.
• Jim Kromka of Monroeville and his brother Joe are fishing the Allegheny River after dark and doing pretty well. Joe Kromka caught a 26-inch, 8.5-pound hybrid striped bass, while Jim recently took a 36.5-inch, 6.5-pound walleye. Both were taken on rubber swimbaits.
• Elsewhere on the Allegheny, fishermen are taking walleyes in Harmar, at the mouth of Deer Creek. Bass and panfish are hitting at Lock 3.
• A few anglers are fishing the North Fork of the Little Beaver Creek in recent days, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report. Some holdover trout are hitting near Darlington.
• The catfish action is reportedly slow on the Beaver River.
• Loyalhanna Creek is getting some fishing pressure downstream of Kingston Dam. Anglers are picking up smallmouth bass and rock bass on nightcrawlers and small plugs.
• At Lake Erie, anglers are taking walleyes in 50 to 70 feet of water between Walnut and Elk creeks. The perch fishing has slowed a bit, however.
• Anglers fishing from boats at Lake Somerset were picking up a handful of walleyes and some channel catfish this past week.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.