Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015
Pymatuning Lake (16,349 acres; Ashtabula County) – Pymatuning Lake is in southeastern Ashtabula County and is approximately one mile east of Andover, Ohio, and one mile north of Jamestown, Pennsylvania. State Route 85 (Ohio) bisects Pymatuning Lake’s northern and southern sections and becomes S.R. 285 at the Pennsylvania border (which is approximately one mile east of Pymatuning Lake Road), near the middle of the two-mile bridge overlooking the lake. It lies within Pymatuning State Park. Motors are limited to 20 horsepower. Largemouth bass are biting well near shallow submerged wood and aquatic vegetation. Try soft plastics or bass jigs. Walleyes are being caught at the south end of the lake trolling hot-n-tots in 18 to 20 feet of water. Ten to 12 feet seems to be the magic depth for crappies and yellow perch. Both can be caught on small minnows or soft plastics. Target offshore structure such as humps and bars.
Nimisila Lake (742 acres; Summit County) – Nimisila Reservoir is in southeastern Summit County and is approximately two miles south of S.R. 619, two miles east of S.R. 93, and 2.5 miles west of S.R. 241. The lake is surrounded by county roads. Motors are limited to electric only. Some bass are moving into extremely shallow water where they can be targeted with soft plastics, jigs, and frogs. Look for areas with heavy cover. Offshore weedbeds continue to hold some fish, with finesse worms and soft jerkbaits being top producers. Slip bobber rigs with small minnows fished near deep structure or steep riprap areas have been productive for crappies. For yellow perch, fish for weed beds in 12 feet of water with minnows for these tasty panfish. For sunfish, try waxworms under a bobber near the islands.