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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/01/22 09:56:16 (permalink)
Rsquared thank you for the update on the Plunge.   Lots of people read this forum though they may not be members and the Pymie event can always use the Promo. 

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/01/22 11:02:26 (permalink)
Did I mention who's coming to town?    Be catching fish on top the ice!!!!
 
 
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2018/01/29 09:48:51

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/01/29 09:17:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BeenThereDoneThat. 2018/01/29 09:49:57
Boy the ice was making noises yesterday morning about 10:00 AM. Sorta sounded like  "Doo-whit." Thousand upon thousands of times, with an occasional "Cronk!" as the stress got so great the ice cracked. I tried to record the sounds on my cell phone but it must have some sort of noise cancelling function and it barely captured any of the sound.  Didn't see anybody on the ice and only ventured out about 100 feet myself as I was there to repair my well/pump.
 I did lower my underwater camera down my well just for giggles, don't know what I was expecting to see. Just a lot of suspended sediment, nothing exciting. Did find out my well is 39 feet deep and the water table is only 6 feet from the surface.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/01/29 10:04:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby roygpa 2018/01/29 14:27:44
Dang Roy I never could figure out how to spell that sound coming from the ice.   Ha Haaa... that's exactly the sound!!  Thanks, it's one of the neatest sounds to hear on the ice.  When it's real quiet with no wind, ya can hear it coming down the lake from far away then feel the ice shiver as it passes by.    If ya ever been on the ice with just a light dusting of snow, that's a sight to see.  Warming sun during the day then cold temps. settling back in during the night...  can be a symphony on the ice!
 
Hope ya got your well problem fixed, that certainly can be a PITA this time of year.  Then again, maybe good you worked on it now because, before the January thaw, it was colder than well diggers butt.  ... sorry!!
 
Nice to hear from you, hope all is well.
 
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/01 20:43:29 (permalink)
The Pymatuning Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club will host its 4th annual ice fishing tournament at Pymatuning State Park this Saturday, February 3rd.

Anybody gonna compete this Saturday?

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/02 04:21:30 (permalink)
Is the ice even safe? Never been ice fishing but would love to give it a try just don’t have the equipment to do so
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/03 20:55:04 (permalink)
Anybody hear how the ice fishing tournament turned out today? I wanted to take the plunge but dammed if I could find my Speedo!!!😳

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/08 22:17:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby roygpa 2018/02/09 08:20:07
I don't know how many guys fishing at Pymie today might read this forum or even this thread but if you do....  you have my total respect.  GOOD GREIF, how did some of you guys make it all the way out to the center of the lake?  Yinz have a snowmobile or a dog sled or big asz drone or sumpthin???
 
IMO, the snow and underlying slush covering the ice...... was horrible.  I arrived at Jamestown boat launch and never even attempted to take a stick out onto the ice.  I'm such a wuss anymore, but I'm glad, I took a few steps onto the ice before unloading my junk from the trunk of my vehicle.
 
You guys can have my share of the Pymie ice... for the time being.
 
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/09 09:40:03 (permalink)
Going to give Pymy a shot tomorrow and Sunday, even if it is just to drill a couple holes and check the ice thickness. If it is not safe I will find something else to do. :)
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/09 10:04:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby roygpa 2018/02/09 13:05:00
Roy I did find questinable ice off the boat launch at the 'old' Jamestown Marina. I wouldn't recommend accessing the ice from there unless you have a spudbar. That area definitely had me doing the WTH jig in getting back to the ramp.

As for the other areas, it was just the deep snow and uderlying slush that I think would have made for some really tough dragging your junk to a spot for fishing. Especially with that stupid west wind blowing all day, a shanty was a must IMO. No thank you very much, better days are coming... like today when I seek better cnditions elswhere.

I did check the "Pines" area and didn't find slush to be laying under cover of the snow but I didn't venture but 20 yards onto the ice, following tracks of others, where I talked myself into heading home.

I'm such a wuss. 😳 😜

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/09 11:17:33 (permalink)
BTDT ... little off topic here but only ice I’m paying attention to is what is on my cement pad from my back door to my garage under the snow 😜👍... have been cleaning snow off but man is it slippery .... lol

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/09 14:19:38 (permalink)
Never off topic buddy. May wanna stow some of that ice. You're gonna need it this summer to ice down all them Walleyes you're gonna catch.👍

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/09 19:44:45 (permalink)
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Never off topic buddy. May wanna stow some of that ice. You're gonna need it this summer to ice down all them Walleyes you're gonna catch.👍
sounds like a great idea there bud 😜... can’t wait to get the boat back out but sounds like stowing the ice might have to wait from sounds of the rain that may be coming.

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/10 13:57:20 (permalink)
On the lake right now about 1.25 miles south of the causeway. About 7 inches of good ice with maybe 3 inches of really wet snow. So far one perch., but it is good to be on the ice.

Update ended up with the perch a decent bluegill and a channel cat that was about 14 or 15 inches long.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/10 22:55:00 (permalink)
Good for you Roy, nice to hear you made it out on the ice and enjoyed the day. Did some catchin too.👍


Made it to Wilhelm myself today. Snow was packed and heavy from the warmer temps. Rain was taking it's toll knocking the white stuff down too. Hauling my junk across the ice wasn't all that bad. First location, over 15 FOW, turned up one Perch in a couple hours. Second location produced Perch for a couple hours, in 10 FOW but, nothing to invite home for dinner.

Next week looking to be real good weather wise, hope yinz can enjoy more ice time.

Good times and tight lines.

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/22 13:21:58 (permalink)
Scrolling thru here...my buddy has same hut putting it back in bag got old we started wrapping it with bungies.Nice lil hut I never used one b4 sure is nice to get out of the wind once I bought a heater we were comfy ...WCW
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/22 13:40:31 (permalink)
I'm itchy, so itchy.  The only remedy is getting the boat out?  any open water yet?
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/22 13:46:18 (permalink)
 2018 Walleye snagging season has started at the Pymy Spillway....get your Sonars , Cicadas, blade lures,  all sharpened up....their looking for a fish warden lookout on top the guardrails again this season ....so anybody interested apply at the Snaggers Inn, Linesville Pa. 
No experience needed just bring latest eye exam report and a whistle. 
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/22 15:57:22 (permalink)
I'll bring the Andy's Cajun ant the deep fryer.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/22 16:32:21 (permalink)
On a side note anyone know if stuarts down the road is open? Me and a buddy are headed that way saturday trying to decide weather to fish some bays or just hit jamestown outflow
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/23 21:06:55 (permalink)
Went for a look see ride to see what condition the conditions are in and to my pleasant surprise at Jamestown there appears open water to my eyes.

'cept there is also ice still floating in the launch and marina area. Riding across the dam for a quick visit to the spillway, we saw what looks to be fairly heavy ice in the bays behind the islands.

The main lake looked to be free of ice though I can't guarantee as I did not take a ride on the water after having discovered, I once again, forgot my boat.

Almost took care of that mistake, I know I heard my name being called, when I walked past the red and black SmokerCraft sitting in the showroom at Pymatuning Boat Sales. I know I heard it calling..... I know it was.

Ice floating along side of the docks appears to be just that, floating and possibly blown in by the wind.

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Glossy water looks to be ice free and the more dull or satin area just beyond the gloss is definitely ice.

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Water along the docks is very clear.


Now if yinz will please excuse me I must go, I keep hearing voices calling my name.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/23 22:04:45 (permalink)
Thanks for the great info. To my surprise lake doesnt look that "stained". I was thinking it would be chocolate milk, i know we have been getting quite a bit of rain here in Pittsburgh.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/23 22:43:39 (permalink)
I thought the water would have been stained but it was crystal clear. Standing where I snapped the picture looking out into the lake I could see the sandy bottom off shore to the right of the dock.

It also appears the lake level to be down as shown by exposed bare shorelines.

Weather dude saying sunshine first part of the week. Definitely a good time to have a look see at the other launch sights where one might find prespawn Walleye running the shallower water.

Ice out Crappie too..... yeah-ya !!!
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/24 13:57:44 (permalink)
Walking on water last weekend, walking in water this weekend. I love it. Brought home a nice mixed bag of panfish today. Lake is definitly low. HeII with sunshine early in the week BTDT. Chance of storms tomorrow. I'll be out there waiting for them to turn on before it as long as the lightning ain't flying.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/24 15:52:00 (permalink)
Good for you Crappie_Slayer, was you fishing off the docks at Jamestown yesterday?

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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/24 16:05:57 (permalink)
Wading this morning
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/24 20:42:37 (permalink)
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Wading this morning


Gotcha on the wading.

Mother nature may take a shot at getting the lake level a bit higher through tonight and tomorrow morning. Weather dude saying 1 to 2" of rain possible tonight with another half to three quarters of an inch by mid day tomorrow. Of course the track of the storm will definitely determine which lake the rain ends up filling.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/25 00:08:51 (permalink)
Getting kinda ancy hope I can catch some walleyes this year not stand around all night looking like an idiot these next 2 months 😂

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/25 09:01:59 (permalink)
I noticed Pymy stayed low most of last year especially in the fall. With all the rain we've had I would think it would be at normal depth now. They control that at the gate house so they must be allowing it to stay lower for some reason. 
 
Lots of dead Shad on shores I'm hearing.
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Re: Pymatuning Lake 2018 2018/02/25 09:49:51 (permalink)
Wind from the West sustained in the low 20's gusting in the high 30's today the water gonna get churned up a bit.  I would suspect, if there is a shad die off, the East shoreline will be the the place for some good pickin's.   Anybody ever use salted shad for bait, on the area lakes?
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