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13th Annual

Timberland Bait's 13th Annual Fishing Derby

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM EDT. Come join us for our 13th Annual Kid's Fishing Contest. $5 entry fee includes hot dog, chips, snow cone & drink. Open to children ages 15 & under. Any questions please call 814-694-3474.


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

2019 ice tourney results


13th Annual Ice Fishing Tourney

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (postponed from February 9, due to weather). 

Where: Canadohta Lake, PA

Time: 7am to 5pm

Entry Fee: $25.00 - Included Lunch

Cash Prizes to the longest legal fish in each category:

  • Muskellunge (none legal)
  • Northern Pike: Scott Bacon, Union City, 29 1/2", $500
  • Walleye: Jeff Puc, Pittsburgh, 20 1/4", $300
  • Crappie: Dave Lefebre - Professional Bass Angler - Erie Extreme, 12", $100
  • Perch: Bryan Pleskovick, Pittsburgh, 11 1/2", $100
  • Honorable Mention: Jake VanDee, Union City, Pa, Muskie just shy of 40 inches (no prize)

Video: at-left, Jerry tests the ice the day before the tournament, showing 10 1/4" of ice.

2019 Ice Tourneys

Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney February 23, 2019


Thank you to all who participated in our 13th annual ice fishing contest on Canadohta Lake. 158 entires for the day with no legal muskies recorded. Huge shout out to Dave Lefebre and crew for joining the tourney and spending the day with us. The Canadohta Lake ice fishing tourney was held on Saturday, February 23. Weather was in the high 30s. Tourney lasted from 7am to 5pm. Registration was $25 per person. Prizes were awarded for largest, legal (PA rules) fish in categories of Musky (no legal fish caught), Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, and Perch. See below for results. 

Canadohta lake

No Conneaut Lake Ice Tourney in 2019


Due to weather and bad ice, our annual Conneaut Lake ice fishing tourney has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

Conneaut Lake

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

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