Whether you’re crazy for crappie or whacko for walleye, the Pymatuning Lake Association has a fishing tournament for you this year.
The crappie tournament is scheduled for May 5 and separate walleye tournaments are scheduled for May 19 and June 2.
An 80-team field will mean $1,000 for the winners. Teams are constituted of one or two anglers.
All three tournament are based out the Pymatuning Lake Association Pavilion, located on the southeast side of the causeway at the Espyville Boat Launch, Route 285 and South Lake Road, Espyville.
Tournament fishing starts at 6 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m., and anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30 p.m.
Preregister at the Linesville Marina, 3293 W. Erie Street Ext.; in Espyville at Poff’s Place Bait & Tackle, 10672 Perry Drive, Lil’ Bit Restaurant, 1255 Route 285, or Espyville Outdoors, 1545 Route 285; at Richter’s Grocery/Chris’ Tackle Box, 2936 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown; and, in Andover, Ohio, at Gateway Bait & Tackle, 6517 Route 85, and Duck ‘n’ Drake, 7038 Pymatuning Lake Road.
Registration forms are also available in the Association’s magazine “Pymatuning Region Visitor’s Guide 2012” or can be downloaded at www.PymatuningLake.com. Preregistered anglers do not have to check-in at the pavilion before fishing.
Tournament-day registration will take place at the pavilion from 6-8 a.m. and will be subject to a late entry fee.
For information, e-mail PymaLakeAssoc@windstream.net or call (724) 927-9493.