Ohio Walleye Federation on Pymatuning Lake

The Ohio walleye Federation held it’s Second event if the year on Pymatuning Lake on May 3rd. Anglers had a beautiful day on Sunday with temperatures making it into the 70s and a reported water temp of 59 degrees. This is the second year in a row that the Ohio Walleye Federation held a tournament on this monster body of water. One thing that makes this lake difficult to fish is the motor restriction so competitors needed to be strategic when finding and deciding to go after their fish. We had some anglers go as far as the dam and others go to the north which in either case could have been an hr ride depending on the boat. Most anglers reported having a great prefish day on Saturday with the day of the tournament being a totally different story. No wind played a role in these post spawn giants being tight lipped, but regardless of the conditions the team of Eric Williams and his son David finished in 1st Place bringing in another big bag out of this lake having a total weight of 15.16lbs. They reported trolling leadcore tight to the bottom and planer boards pulling perch color shad raps in 15-20 fow targeting breaks and humps. 2nd place was the team of Drotar and Bowen weighing in at 12.78lbs they were also trolling in the deeper water pulling a variety of shad imitation crankbaits. Other teams finishing in the money were Cappelli /Jackson in 3rd with 12.62, Metzger/ Dean weighing in 4th with 12.18, Erb/Beurkholder in 5th with 12.12. Bringing in the big fish of the day was the team of Naples/Durkin landing a 5.84lb giant, who reported using jigs in shallow water. Most of the tournament field was targeting 15-20 fow trolling boards and leadcore using shad style baits at a speed of 1.8 – 2.2 mph. The 3rd event if the year will be held in a couple weeks on Berlin Lake on May 16th.

Complete Results