Annual Kids Fishing Contest is August 10th 6-8pm.

Welcome to Van Tassel's Timberland Bait Shop

Annual Kids Fishing Contest is August 10th 6-8pm. 

Come See Us at the Bait Shop

Another successful kids fishing tournament. Thanks everybody for bringing your children out.

12th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Another successful kids fishing tournament. Thanks everybody for bringing your children out and enjoying the evening with us. We really appreciate it!

  • When: Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm
  • Where: 36320 Dutch Hill Road Union City, PA 16438
  • Entry Fee: $5.00 - Includes Hot Dog, Chips, Snow Cone & Drink
  • Ages: 16 & Under
  • Cash Prizes to the longest fish in each category:
  • Catfish
  • Trout
  • Rock Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Perch
  • Sunfish

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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