Anglers are reporting catching Muskellunge throughout the lake with most of them being caught while trolling.
Anglers are reporting the summer Walleye bite has picked up recently. Worm harnesses and stick baits seem to be getting the most limits.
Anglers are reporting catching several Channel Catfish throughout the lake. The Channel Catfish population in Pymatuning Reservoir has been increasing over the last few years. Anglers are reporting using dough balls or night crawlers as bait.
Anglers are reporting Smallmouth Bass being caught on the weed lines near the North end of the lake. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits have been producing the most Smallmouth Bass and several nice Largemouth Bass.
With the dry weather forecast this weekend, the lake will be used by recreational boaters and anglers so please give each other plenty of space on the water.
Anglers are reporting that the Largemouth Bass are still hitting top water lures in early morning and late evening. Lake Wilhelm has produced several bass in the 4-5 pound range this summer. Most kayak bass anglers are targeting the Northern end in the stumps area.
Walleye has been equally as strong this summer. Most Walleye that are caught are legal and of good size.
All indications lead most anglers to believe that the fishery has responded from the Gizzard Shad explosion of the past 10-15 years. The best fishing might be in the years to come.
The fishing this summer has been hit or miss. Anglers will go out one day and limit out. They will go to the same spot the next day and won’t catch any.
Anglers targeting Yellow Perch should look in 52-58 foot of water off of Greenfield and the W’s.
Anglers targeting Walleye should try in the First Trench in about 45 to 55 feet of water. Worm harnesses and stick baits seem to be the bait of choice.