Pymatuning Lake Fishing Report

May 1, 2022
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Fishing with Darl Black Guide Service
Certified because of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission on inland waters regarding the Commonwealth

Outdoor publisher and photographer Darl Ebony has actually provided fishing information in the usa's preferred angling publications for over three decades. Today he's revealing their knowledge person-to-person through directed fishing tours. "i am fishing since I had been of sufficient age to keep a fishing pole. Although writing tasks usually take me to different states, i am constantly wanting to get back residence to the best NW PA waters. Undeniably, smallmouth bass tend to be the best quarry. But crappies are an extremely close second. Come-along for an informative and instructive outing regarding the best inland waters of NW Pennsylvania, including Pymatuning Lake, Conneaut Lake, French Creek and Allegheny River."


Pymatuning Lake is generally accepted as one of The united states's top fisheries, ranked 22nd within the Top 100 Best Crappie Lakes in america by (the sole lake in PA in the record) and named as among the Top Ten Best Family Fishing Vacation Destinations by Game & Fish Magazine. See what some of America's top crappie fishermen need state about Pymatuning.

Conneaut Lake is Pennsylvania's largest natural lake encouraging incredible panfish and bass communities.

French Creek & Allegheny River supply the most readily useful riverine smallmouth bass fishing options in tri-state location. Requests from guests for trips to many other location ponds is going to be considered in addition.


Boats – On 20-HP-limit Pymatuning Lake, a tiller-steered PolarKraft Timeless aluminum V-hull effective at holding three folks could be the fishing platform. A Roughneck lake boat with 40-horse jet outboard is employed on low free-flow portion of the Allegheny River. Either vessel can be known as into usage on Conneaut Lake. Late summer time excursions on French Creek tend to be by wading.

Tackle & Equipment – All essential tackle and PFDs are offered. Rods, reels and lures the certain strategies utilized are provided, including G. Loomis Rods for bass fishing and B'n'M rods for crappie practices. Shimano Reels and Lew's Reels tend to be spooled with Gamma Line. The most recent Garmin Electronics tend to be mounted on the ships, plus Driftmaster Rod Holders for crappie-fishing methods.

Things to deliver – A Pennsylvania Fishing license is necessary of every guest over 16 years. Guests should use seasonally proper garments. Light treats and cold non-alcoholic drinks is onboard. Digital pictures of one's catch and time afloat are going to be supplied to you personally.


  • APRIL – Catch & production Fishing for Smallmouth Bass regarding the Allegheny River or Conneaut Lake
  • MAY – Crappie fishing at Pymatuning Lake
  • JUNE – Crappie and Bluegill fishing at Pymatuning or Conneaut Lake
  • JULY & AUGUST – Panfish Potpourri on ponds; Smallmouth Bass in the Allegheny River
  • SEPTEMBER – Wade fishing for Smallmouth Bass on French Creek
  • OCTOBER & NOVEMBER – Smallmouth Bass on Conneaut Lake or Allegheny River; panfish on Conneaut Lake
  • NOVEMBER – Walleye, Perch, Crappie & Bluegill at Pymatuning – climate permitting
  • Smallmouth Bass Catch & Release trips on the Allegheny tend to be performed from April 1 to mid-November, except during might & June once the focus is on crappies at Pymatuning
Catching a 42 inch muskie at pymatuning lake
Catching a 42 inch muskie at pymatuning lake
Fishing at pymatuning lake
Fishing at pymatuning lake
Pymatuning Lake - Carp, Cat, and Bass Fishing 2015
Pymatuning Lake - Carp, Cat, and Bass Fishing 2015
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