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April-Labor Day: 
From April thru Labor Day, the bait shop is open seven days a week, but hours vary by day.  Please call the bait shop at 814-694-FISH and listen to the answering machine for the hours of operation for that day/week. You may also call Jerry's cell. 

October-March (off season):
Until the first good ice, the bait shop will be closed.  Once the first good ice hits, the bait shop will be open during the week (weekdays) by appointment only.  But, you must call the bait shop or Jerry's cell to arrange an appointment. On weekends after the first good ice, the bait shop will be open, again, assuming there is good ice.  Please call the bait shop or Jerry's cell in advance. We put information on the answering machine just about every night, so please listen and call Jerry's cell.


Timberland Bait has all your ice fishing needs covered from tip-ups and fishing licenses to augers and a wide variety of ice fishing tackle.  And of course, a great selection of live bait. Our public pond is free to fish in.  We have a large pavilion to rent for weddings or other events. We offer campfire wood, and primitive camping for the more adventurous.  Indoor pontoon/boat storage keeps your toys nice and dry.Full line of fishing tackle and live bait. All bait is certified! Fishing Licenses also available. Also, campfire wood for sale $15.00 per rack. 


Live Bait:
Please call for latest selection.
Subject to change.


  • Wax Worms 
  • Mealworms 
  • Nightcrawlers 
  • Salted Minnows
  • Red Worms 
  • Grubs 
  • Fat Head Minnows
  • Emerald Shiners
  • Leeches
  • Rosy Reds
  • Small Golden Shiners
  • Medium Golden Shiners
  • Large Golden Shiners
  • Suckers

Photo: Jerry and Luke checking out the live bait.

Call (814)-694-FISH(3474)


Contact Information

Van Tassel's Timberland Bait Shop
36320 Dutch Hill Road
Union City, PA 16438
Tel: (814)-694-FISH(3474)
Cell: (814)-882-8369
Owner's Jerry & Sarah Van Tassel



We just started remodeling bait shop. We've opened drop-ceiling to expose hand-hewn beam and loft space. Knotty pine will give it rustic look.  Stop on by and see our progress.  Give us a call before you stop by to make sure we are here. Bait Shop: 814-694-FISH or Jerry's Cell: 814-882-8369.