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 tourney was held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 with 158 registered fisherman. 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.
Fishing Times: 7am-5pm
Prizes: 5pm at the boat launch
Registration Fee: $25 (includes lunch on Saturday).
Registration: Registration is at the bait shop all day Thursday, and Friday, from 8am-9pm or Saturday, as of 5am. Buy your registration ticket at bait shop at 36320 Dutch Hill Rd. Union City, PA 16438. Call 814-694-3474 with questions. If you can't register until Saturday, that's fine, go to the bait shop; or, you can't get tickets at the boat launch. You may register any time Saturday (i.e., you don't have to be registered by 7am...if you show up at 11:45am or 1pm or 3:59pm on Saturday and want to register, that's fine--go to the bait shop).
Optional 50/50 Drawing: You may buy a single ticket for $5. One ticket only per person. You will include your name and phone number on the ticket. Drawing to be held at Prize ceremony at boat launch on Saturday. Winner need not be present. Tickets may be purchased at the bait shop on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Fishing: Absolutely no dead fish will be measured or qualify for the prizes. No fishing prior to 7am on Saturday. Jerry will be riding around checking. Pennsylvania state law limits you to 5 fishing lines per person, and you must attend to your fishing lines at all times. Said differently, you can't leave your lines in Friday night (overnight) to get a head start on Saturday's tourney. We are telling you this because the Pennsylvania Fish Commission will be patrolling. Prizes awarded for largest, legal (according to PA State fishing regulations) fish in various categories Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie & Perch. Fish at your own risk**. Timberland Bait encourages catch and release fishing. Fishing concludes at 4pm Saturday.
Bait: Beat the rush, and get your bait Thursday or Friday between 8am and 9pm or as of 5am Saturday or Sunday morning.
Protocol: If you are fishing for large game fish prizes, put your fish on a stringer (sold at the bait shop) and call Jerry's cell or use a walkie-talkie so he can drive over and check out / measure your fish.
Walkie-talkie: channel 4
**ice fishing is at your own risk; only you can determine if it's safe to go on the ice and we disclaim any responsibility
Dates: February 10, 2018
Weather was in the high 30s.
Turnout: 200 anglers
MUSKY: None legal
PERCH = Diana Fike, Northeast, PA, 11 1/8"
CRAPPIE = John Beatty, Edinboro, PA, 13 1/2”
WALLEYE = Ben Harvey, Corry, PA, 22 1/2"
PIKE = Cameron Ward, Corry, PA, Pike 30 1/4"
50/50 WINNER =
Dates: February 20 & 21, 2016
Temperature: Hi 63 (lo 40) on Saturday and Hi 46 (lo 30) on Sunday
Turnout: 100 anglers
PERCH = 9 3/4" Kip McLaughlin, Erie, PA $100
CRAPPIE = 13 1/4" Dick Perry, Union City, PA $100
WALLEYE = 24" Brad Bacher, Lewistown, PA $250
NORTHERN PIKE = 35" Joe Fink, Pittsburgh, PA $350
50/50 WINNER = Jeff Jackson, Corry, PA $200
Date: February 14, 2015
Temperature: Hi 25, Lo 1
Turnout: 177 anglers
Walleye: Levi Keith from Cooperstown, PA 21 3/4" Walleye 3 3/4 pounds $250
Northern Pike: Joe Fink from Pittsburgh, PA 28 3/4" Northern Pike 5 1/2 pounds $350.
Crappie: Al Johnson from Erie, PA 12" Crappie $75
Perch: Bryce Higly from Corry, PA 9" Perch $75
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