Life long friend and I used to hit pymatuning when it was the premier large crappie lake in northeast ohio. We were in our mid 20s so i am talking 30 years or so back. We absolutely slayed 13-15 inch crappie on what most fishermen call chubs. We more or less stumbled upon this pattern when all we could seine was large minnows one particular day. Average size of minnow was 3-1/2 inch to 5 inch. We upped our hook size from a normal # 4 to a 1 or 1/0 aberdeen that we used for bass fishing back then. Minnows purchased in the bait shops were fatheads and that was all they had ( 90 % of them ). Other boats used to crowd in on us as they witnessed us slaying these slabbers. This was in a rather large stump field and the crowd would usually thin out as they would get tired of watching us catch fish. They did get some but nowhere near the numbers we were enjoying. The only major difference was the bait being used. style of fishing was anchored, one rod with a 3/4 inch carlisle bobber with seven foot of line and 1 large split shot. The other rod was just dropped straight down with a hook and 1/4 oz bell sinker. So it was not like we were finessing anything. since all the experts preach SMALL , SMALL , then even smaller for crappie baits or lures it always made me wonder. Have any of you GFO ers witnessed this pattern ? I also used on other lakes but pymatuning was the mother lode with this large minnow.