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2016 Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tourney

February 20 & 21, 2016

Our 11th annual Canadohta Lake ice tournament was one of our warmest, with highs near 63 degrees on Saturday.  100 anglers turned out.  The ice was solid underneath the top layer, which eventually turned to slush.  

NORTHERN PIKE = 35" Joe Fink, Pittsburgh, PA $350

WALLEYE = 24" Brad Bacher, Lewistown, PA $250

CRAPPIE = 13 1/4" Dick Perry, Union City, PA $100

PERCH = 9 3/4" Kip McLaughlin, Erie, PA $100

2015 Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tourney

February 14, 2015

Despite the blowing winds, heavy snowfall and cold temps, we made it through our 10th annual Canadohta Lake tournament. With 177 anglers fishing the contest it was a great turnout. Here are the results: 

Joe Fink from Pittsburgh, PA 28 3/4" Northern Pike 5 1/2 pounds $350

Bryce Higly from Corry, PA 9" Perch $75

Al Johnson from Erie, PA 12" Crappie $75

Levi Keith from Cooperstown, PA  21 3/4" Walleye 3 3/4 pounds $250

Mallorie Van Tassel (age 9) and her daddy, Jerry Van Tassel, holding hands and fishing together. This picture is priceless!

2015 Conneaut Lake Ice Fishing Tourney

February 28, 2015

Thank you all who participated in our annual 2015 Conneaut Lake tournament.  With the temperature dropping to -24 degrees, it didn't stop the 209 true grit ice fisherman. Saturday Temps crept into the teens with sunny bright skys. This year no legal Muskys were caught. (The musky "wins")  The contest was a great success. Visit or call 814-694-FISH(3474)

Tom Luck, Bridgeville, PA, 32" Northern Pike 8# 9 oz. $600  Tom's first fish he ever caught ice fishing.

Kevin Hall, Meadville, PA, 13 1/8" Perch $150

Roger Muto, Butler PA, 11 1/4" Crappie $150

2014 Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tourney

2014 8th Annual Kids Fishing Contest


When: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Where: 36320 Dutch Hill Road

Union City, PA 16438

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Ages: 3 -16

Entry Fee: $5.00 

Cash Prizes for longest fish in each category:
Catfish, Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Perch, Crappie, Sunfish, & Turtle! 

2013 Canadohta Lake Ice Tourney

Saturday, February 23, 2013

7am to 4:30pm

174 Entries 

The tournament was a great success. Thank you to our loyal customers who we consider part of the Timberland Bait Family. Without all of your support the success of this event would not be possible.

Ice conditions: Ice estimated at approximately 6-7" thick. Temperature was around 30 degrees with very little wind.  Overcast.

50/50 Winner: $340.00 Terry Brown, Butler, Pa

Tipped our Daughter Mallorie $20.00 for picking the winning ticket.

Fishing tourney prizes:


Musky:  Harry Hicks from Corry  40 3/4in. 16# 6oz   $550.00

To the right of the picture is Jerry Van Tassel, Jr. sponsor of the Ice Fishing Tournament

Caught on Tip-up using a Large Golden Shiner


Northern Pike: Todd Kaufman (12 years old) from Cochranton  26 3/4 in.  4# 6oz.   $350.00

To the right of Todd (in the picture) is Ashton Henry his fishing buddy also from Cochranton

Caught on Tip-up using a Large Golden Shiner

Walleye: Kevin Ferrie from Erie  21 in.  3# 5 oz. $250.00

Second year winning the Walleye Category

Caught using a jigging rapala

Perch: Joe Wailand from Leechburg 11 1/2 in.   $75.00 

Caught on a tip-up using a Golden Shiner


Crappie: Ben Fleet, Sandy Lake 11 in. $75.00

Caught jigging with a Fat Head Minnow

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