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Pymatuning Walleye

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At Pymatuning Lake, hearty walleyes stocked in 2009 are reaching legal size
Sunday, February 12, 2012
By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A successful plan is a beautiful thing, especially when the story grows from an apparent failure.
In 2001, electro-fishing surveys conducted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission charted a disturbing decline in walleye numbers on jointly managed Pymatuning Reservoir. In 2005, surveys counted no walleyes in the lake -- zero -- and anglers reported a catch rate of one for every 30 hours of fishing.
But by 2011, DNR netting surveys showed the walleyes had bounced back to healthy population levels, and those stocked in 2009 were near or over the 15-inch legal size. Angler surveys reported one walleye caught every 1.3 hours -- unofficially some fishermen were boating three per hour.
Biologists in both states predict outstanding walleye fishing at Pymatuning in 2012."

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 02:06 AM
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Re: Pymatuning Walleye

great read Pajns, bigger walley mean bigger musky. looks like i will be fishing there a lot this summer
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Great spring last year. Made a few trips up. Late May 4 day weekend we boated nearly 1000 eyes between 3 fisherman. 5"-30" range. Many from 24-28". Guys at hatchery say the alweive, dying off and bigger fish following the spawning runs. Truly turned the lake around. However, I just can't believe 05 was as bad as their survey showed!!!!
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You each caught almost a hundred eyes a day ???? Really???

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I'll tell ya it was CRAZY!!!! We were unable to keep 2 rods in the water... I actually put on GULP to lessen the bite... Most were 13-15" range. We have a 17" minimum. Got our limits.
Went up a month later and were hard pressed to get a bite!!!
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thats because you guys gave the whole lake sore lips hahaha

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Re: Pymatuning Walleye

Wadman, was that off a boat I'm asssuming? What kind of structure where you fishing?
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Hey Deuce...
Drifting with lone crawlers and some on jig heads. Got most like this, 5-16". Fed up with catching shorties, so we started trolling and picking up much nicer fish, up to 30". In channel from spillway to Res Cross Camp. In and out of stumps.
Here is my dad and nephew with a few of their fish!

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Re: Pymatuning Walleye

Wadman, getting boat checked then I am ready to go. and Yes we did catch so many last year our arms got tired of pulling them in(but that is a good thing)
My hats off to Pa Fish and Boat Commish , and Ohio Fish Commish for a job well done!
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Wow Wadman!! I'd love to run my boat up there and try for them, but I have no idea what I'm doing! Never fished exclusively for walleye. I've picked up one here and there while bass fishing the river, but thats about it. [censored] I'd be happy making the trip and catching a few!
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