Welcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait Shop

Welcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait Shop

Welcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait ShopWelcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait ShopWelcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait Shop

Winter Wonderland!


Dave Lefebre - Professional Bass Angler - Erie Extreme, fishes his first ever ice fishing tourney at Canadohta Lake.

14th Annual

Timberland Bait's 14th Annual ice Fishing tourney

Due to warm temps and unsafe ice, we are cancelling the February 8 date and moving the tourney to Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7 AM – 5 PM ET. Come join us for our 14th Annual Ice Fishing Tourney. $25 entry fee includes lunch. Open to all.  Any questions please call 814-694-3474.

2020 ice tourney results


14th Annual Ice Fishing Tourney

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Where: Canadohta Lake, PA

Time: 7am to 5pm

Entry Fee: $25.00 - Includes Lunch

Cash Prizes to the longest legal fish in each category:

  • Muskellunge 
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Perch

2020 Ice Tourneys

Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney March 14, 2020


Welcome to all who hope to participate in our 14th annual ice fishing contest on Canadohta Lake. Pending good ice, the tourney will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 7am to 5pm. Registration will be $25 per person and includes lunch and prizes for largest, legal (PA rules) fish in categories of Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, and Perch. See below for more details and last year's results. 

No Conneaut Lake Ice Tourney in 2020


Due to weather and bad ice, there will be no Conneaut Lake ice fishing tourney in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

2019 Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney Results



Northern Pike:

Scott Bacon, Union City

29 1/2"





Jeff Puc, Pittsburgh

20 1/4"





Dave Lefebre - Professional Bass Angler - Erie Extreme, 12"





Bryan Pleskovick, Pittsburgh

11 1/2"




No Legal Musky


No legal musky were caught, but Honorable Mention goes to Jake VanDee, Union City, Pa, with an awesome Muskie just shy of 40 inches (no prize money)

Bait & Tackle

Fishing Gear & Licenses


At Timberland Bait, we've got all your bait and tackle needs covered. From live bait to terminal tackle to licenses and permits and everything in between, come see us and you're sure to find what you need. In addition to a fishing license, trout anglers 16 and older must posses a Trout/Salmon Permit (or Combination Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit) to fish for trout. A Lake Erie Permit (or Combination Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit) is also needed to fish for trout, salmon and steelhead in Lake Erie and its tributaries.

  • Timberland Bait has plenty of ice fishing tackle and supplies, as well as fishing licenses and permits available. 
  • Licenses must be signed in ink and displayed on an outer garment. Anglers must also be able to provide positive proof of identification (other than the fishing license) upon request of a Waterways Conservation Officer.

Timberland Bait Outlets


A small selection of our bait and terminal such as nightcrawlers and hooks may be found nearby locations:  

  • Slocum's Store,  268 Main St, Spartansburg, PA 16434, (814) 654-7119
  • Backwoods Beer Distributor, 14134 PA-8, Wattsburg, PA 16442, (814) 739-3001
  • Buells Corner Store (on 89), 44467 Buells Corners Rd, Spartansburg, PA 16434, (814) 654-7716
  • Amanda's Notary & Messenger, Mechanic Street, Spartansburg, PA 16438
  • Red Rooster General Store, 39587 Centerville Rd, Centerville, PA 16404, (814) 206-0628

Please call them in advance to check availability, and please before you purchase the bait, check to make sure it's alive.  


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Timberland Bait

36320 Dutch Hill Road, Union City, Pennsylvania 16438, United States

(814) 694-FISH or (814)-882-8369

Hours by appointment only, in the winter


By Appointment

During the winter, please call the answering machine for baitshop hours. 

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