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2014 Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney

Ice Fishing Tourneys

Thank you again to all of our true grit ice fisherman who participated in Timberland Bait's Annual Ice Fishing tournaments. We had 410 registered tournament entries across both Canadohta Lake (262) and Conneaut (150). Weather was 50 degrees different for the two tourneys.  On Feb. 8 for Canadohta Lake, weather was a balmy -11.  On Feb. 22 for Conneaut, weather was a spring-like 40.  We would also like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, staff and fans of the tourneys, not all of whom fish, but support the tourneys by cheering on the fisherman or through lending a hand, delivering food, helping work the tourneys, or donate items.  We are all one, big Timberland Bait family and we appreciate your support.  We are already planning ahead for next year's tourneys.  Please be safe, and stop by the bait shop to see us!  


Tourney Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014

Tourney Time: 7am start to 4:30pm finish; prizes at 5:00pm

Make-up date: February 22, 2014


Despite temperatures of -11 below the morning of the annual Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney, it was one of our biggest turnouts in 9 years with 262 anglers braving the elements.  Thank you to all of our loyal friends and customers for participating in this year's event.  Here are the results. 

No legal size musky or walleye caught. 

Here are the winners:

  • Northern Pike 26 inches 4# 2 oz. Bob Keith, Cochranton, PA Prize $500.00. 

  • Crappie 11 3/4 inches Chuck Hicks, Corry, PA Prize  $150.00.  

  • Perch 12 1/16 inches Tim Egan, Pittsburgh, PA Prize $150.00. 

  • 50/50: $525.00 Neil Lyons, Pittsburgh, PA.

2014 Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney
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Registration was held at the bait shop, and available any day prior to the tourney (but fisherman were asked to call bait shop in advance to ensure someone was there).  Some fisherman waited until Friday, Feb. 7, which saw the bait shop open for extended hours from 8am-9pm, while others waited until Saturday, Feb. 8 (day of tourney) where the bait shop was open (and busy!) at 5am. Many folks who waited until Saturday, found out they could not register at the boat launch, and had to go to the bait shop, which they probably had to do anywhere to get their bait.  Registration was not available at the lake/boat launch. 

Registration Fee: 

$15 for the ticket (we had 262 anglers), plus many chose to purchase the optional, additional $5 for 50/50.

Optional 50/50 Drawing: 

Only one 50/50 ticket per person, $5 each. The winner won $525 and included name and phone number on the ticket.  Drawing was held at boat launch at approximately 5pm.  Winner need not be present, but in this case they were.  The lady pictured above chose the winning ticket.  


Absolutely no fishing was allowed prior to 7am.  Jerry rode around checking.  Prizes were awarded for largest, legal fish in various categories Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie & Perch, except no legal Musky or Walleye were caught this year. 


Bait was available all week by appointment, or Friday between 8am and 9pm or as of 5am Saturday morning.


Many were fishing for large game fish prizes, and instructed to put their fish on a stringer (sold at the bait shop) and to call Jerry's cell or use a walkie-talkie, so he could drive over to measure/verify the fish.  


Canadohta Lake was on channel zero-four.  04.

**ice fishing at your own risk; only you can determine if it's safe to go on the ice and we disclaim any responsibility

2013 (last year) recap and photos