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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

Anyone have any idea on how long the bloom will be staining the water? I've actually been doing ok on the walleye, but definitely not as many as before. Fewer fish, but they are bigger. I'm new to the trolling world, so just curious when the lake might clear up?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 07:35 PM
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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

Sorry, No data on Algie bloom. Q - Are you doing OK on the Walleye trolling the south end of the lake? My dad and I fished out of Orchard Launch on Saturday and picked up only one walleye mid lake. Mostly catfish!

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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

Shenago's algae bloom was worse that Pymies'. Shenango's has finally cleared up to the point where you see down about 3 feet. It was so bad at one point you couldn't tell what kind of fish you had, you couldn't hardly get them in the net, the bloom was so bad. Since the water level has dropped everything on the shore is covered in green slim.

About another 3 or 4 weeks and it will clear up.
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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

We've been doing ok at the south end. Fewer fish, but they are big (4-6 pounds).
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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

Although most lakes in the area suffered an algae bloom with the large amount of spring rain we had, Pymatuning was much worse than the rest and in fact has remained "green" almost continuously since 2012. The problem is created by the massive amounts of food waste that is dumped into the lake at the spillway. Although the huge carp population gorges on the bread, much of it dissolves and directly fertilizes the algae.
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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

Actually the food waste is not the cause. Nitrogen,carbon, and phosphorus is the cause which comes from farming practices. An over abundance of fertilizers being washed from the ground due to the large amounts of rain contributes to the growth of algae bloom. Add high temperatures and it's the perfect enviroment for a laarge bloom.
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Re: Pymatuning Algae Bloom - How long will it last??

The bloom is still in full swing. Was up Saturday and trolled for about 5 hours. Not one walleye. The fish are there, the fish finder was showing more fish than I've ever seen. Very disappointing. I guess I'll wait for some cooler weather?
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The fish are suspended in 15-50 foot range. Some are getting them trolling meat on spinners in 20 foot of water. Look over at Fish USA web site they have reports from Pymie.
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15-50 feet? The lake is about 30 feet at it's deepest.
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Whooooops 20 feet.
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