Leeches, Suckers and Golden Shiners In Stock

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Leeches, Suckers and Golden Shiners In Stock

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Door Buster at the Bait Shop

DOOR BUSTER SPECIAL  Receive a Free Power Bait With Purchase of $10 Fishing Vest.


It's our Door Buster Special for 2018, The Frogg Toggs Cascade fishing vest. It puts all your fishing equipment close to the chest, and its waterproof construction holds out the water. Young anglers will fish longer and happier with the help of this vest.

  • Lightweight, waterproof breathable DriPore polypropylene Classic50 non-weave construction
  • Snap front closure
  • Touch-fasten fly foam
  • Two touch-fasten chest pockets with D-rings
  • Two touch-fasten hand pockets
  • Rear neck D-ring
  • Large touch-fasten back pocket
  • Waterproof materials: DriPore waterproof breathable membrane
  • Closure: 1 Button
  • Fabric: 100% polypropylene
  • Care: Machine wash, drip dry
  • Available at the bait shop opening day weekend. 

Facts About Opening Day

TIME: 8 a.m.
MINIMUM SIZE: Seven (7) inches
FISHING HOURS: 24 hours a day, after the 8 a.m. opener
CREEL LIMITS: Opening day thru Labor Day is 5 (combined species)

Fishing Licenses

  • Timberland Bait has licenses and permits available. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

2018 Ice Tourneys

Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney February 10

Our 12th annual Canadohta Lake ice fishing tourney was held on Saturday, February 10 with 200 registered fisherman. Weather was in the high 30s. Tourney lasted from 7am to 5pm. Registration was $20 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. 

Cancelled: Conneaut Lake Ice Tourney February 24

Due to weather and bad ice, our annual Conneaut Lake ice fishing tourney has been cancelled. It was scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 24. We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

2018 Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney Results

Pike

Cameron Ward

Corry, PA

Pike 30 1/4"

Walleye

Ben Harvey

Corry, PA

22 1/2"

Crappie

John Beatty

Edinboro, PA

13 1/2”

Perch

Diana Fike

Northeast, PA

11 1/8"

Lucky Ticket

Matt Heard

Waterford, PA

$400

No Legal Musky

No legal musky were caught, but plenty of smaller ones were reeled in, like this 34” “blunt nose” musky. 

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 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
  • Brian's Country Market (on 77), 19078 Townville Rd, Centerville, PA 16404, (814) 967-4156


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

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

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