2/05/16 hello anglers,creeks are all the way open now:) 4 mile lower end loaded with fish anglers using egg sacks. napier park also has some fish. 16 mile lower end by the wall. most anglers are using live bait like minnows,egg sacks or maggots. all the ice has left the bay but anglers are back to shore fishing off the piers. south pier towards late afternoon /evening catching burbot and walleye using a crappie rig and minnowssome decent perch also.don john perch alsotowards the end. i'm not sure if bulls dam still has ice or not. lake pleasant not sure either. lake pleasant can still be fished from shore for trout using mealworms or trout paste. come on in we still have some great buys on tackle. kinzu anglers are fishing the tale waters for walleye. we have some great spoons made by northland. they use these spoons up in ohio to fish for walleye. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
1/27/16 hello anglers,ice is still safe on misery bay. anglers reporting catching blue gills and some perch. convention center perch. ice was 6 inches on monday. make sure to go out with someone and don't forget creepers it's going to be slick. every ice fishing angler should have creepers,polar picks with them because you never know when you'll need them. creeks are running fast and muddy right now. there are still chunks of ice in spots.16 mile down by the lake 2 nice steelhead caught on monday. we have lots of ice fishing tackle new jigging sppons,tungsten jigheads working good for crappie right now. we have ants and all kinds of ice fishing jigs. we have maggots and waxworms and large shiners for 8.50 dz. if anybody has a ice fishing hut they want to sell bring it in as long as it's in good condition. if any angler has old ice fishing eqipment bring it in we'll sell it on consignment. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
1/22/16 hello anglers,ice fishing is here:)misery bay 5 inches of good ice. anglers reporting catching blue gills and some small perch. some anglers were spotted off chestnut but not sure how thick the ice is. horseshoe pond has about 3 to 5 inches of good ice. anglers are catching pan fish there. bulls dam has 5 inches of good ice. anglers catching pike,pan fish. lake pleasant trout and pan fish. fish and boat stocked alot of big trout there this year,rainbows and brown trout. lake lebouf also has good ice lots of different types of fish there also. chataqua has good ice and so does finley lake. we have lots of big golden shiners for anyone wanting to fish for the bigger game fish. we have swedish pimples in stock and jigging rapalas. we also have bigger golden shiners in stock for 8.50 per dozen. steelhead are still in the creeks you will have to break ice out except for 16 mile creek that is open all year. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
1/18/2016 just to add a little bit about steelhead this time of year use everything small and really light line. fish are not as active this time of year either so it might take a little bit for them to bite.
1/18/2016 hello anglers, anglers are still fishing for steelhead but some creeks may be froze over now except 16 mile because of water treatment plant. anglers were having luck at the first falls on 16 mile creek yesterday(sun). if you like to winter steelhead fish 16 mile is the place to go because it's open all year. the other creeks you will have to break through the ice. 4 mile creek fish are all the way up through napier park,footbridge and up by district judge's office in wesleyville. 7 mile creek has been pretty good this year except for eastern europeans netting fish or just snagging them. 12 mile has been up and down all season but 20 mile was not that productive this year not sure why but it's usually the best creek to fish. anglers have reported some activity in the last couple weeks on twenty mile so that's good. creeks will have ice on them this week so you will have to break the ice and come back in fifteen minutes to fish that's what anglers did last year and it seemed to work out okay. ice fishing pymytuming open water in spots,chatquea about 4 inches,eaton about 4 inches and lake pleasant anglers are fishing 25 yrds from shore. bay is only a thin sheet of ice for now but if we can keep the snow off it should freeze pretty fast because it's going to be cold this week. we will start to gear up for ice fishing this week. we do have ice jigs,poles and some other accessory to start out right now. we do take gently used ice fishing tackle on consignment if you no longer use something and want to get rid of it bring it down and we'll sell it for you. one angler did pretty good last year selling his older ice fishing tackle something to think about. we will try to keep you updated on ice thickness etc. if anyone knows about edinboro lake or finley lake call the store at 814 898 3474. our new winter hours are 6am till 5 pm 7 days a week. thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:)
1/10/2016 hello anglers,happy new year to everyone:)creeks are high and muddy right now and it's still raining. at least all the ice is cleared out of the creeks though. yesterday anglers fish and said that all creeeks had fish but 20 mile seemed to be the slowest. the fish are up in the creek now not just by the mouth like they were before. anglers are using minnows,waxworms and maggots. anglers are still fishing don john for perch towards the end. south pier burbot and some walleye. north pier perch. the snow is coming this week but the creeks should remain open because they will have good water flow. if rain stops here soon creeks will be fishable tomorrow. popular flies crystal meth,wooley buggers and egg patterns.the temps are going to be colder with snow this week but it will be good fishing for creek fisherman. lake pleasant rainbow trout and brown trout using little cleos,trout paste,waxworms or mealworms. ice should start forming this week so maybe by next weekend ice fishing we shall see. i will be ordering some more lures for ice fishing we do have items in stock right now for ice fishing but should have more by this week. our winter hours are 6 am till 5 pm everyday. please fisherman if you are trading for smoked fish average should be around 4 to 6 lb range. the smaller ones throw back. we don't smoke 1 or 2 lb fish anymore because they dry up in smoker. i apoligize but we want to sell a good product if we smoke small ones there like jerky.thank you for understanding. we still have lots of items in stock for anybody wanting to get ready for walleye,bass or perch fishing:) thank you for all your support don't forget to like us on fb. we have a contest going on for a chance to win a nice reel. happy fishing:)
12/22/2015 hello anglers,well creeks will be fishable tomorrow . creeks were high and muddy today but will be cleared up by morning.all creeks have had fish in them but with the higher water it should push fish higher up in the creeks. hotspots 4,7 and 16. anglers have been using mnnows,waxworms and single eggs. fake trout worms also. alot of anglers have been fishing from the mouth to the lake using spoons and doing pretty well. anglers have been catching steelhead off the south pier just about anywhere. northeast marina anglers are catching steelhead also. lake trout have been caught off east ave boat lauch trolling and should be ableto cast from the rocks with spoons.anglers have been catching walleye off dobbins landing and south pier. burbot are still being caught off the south pier shallow side. lake pleasant just was stocked with big rainbows. anglers are using mealworm,waxworms and kastemasters.we still have alot of items in stock for the last minute shopper. we have plenty of gift cert left also. hours christmas eve 6 am to 10 am and we will be closed christmas day. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
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5-8-12 Got some great news to share today. Todd Young of Nazerth PA caught a new PA state record Lake Trout while fishing aboard Eyecon II fishing charter out of North East PA with Captain Scott Snyder. The fish was 39 inches long had a girth of 26 inches and the weight was 29.28 lbs. This was caught off the mountain. Hats off guys for a super great catch!
Anglers are NOT permitted to utilize the foot bridge at the dam in order to cross the stream at 4 Mile creek. Anglers must enter the stream from the footpath located on the stream's east side located between the Lawrence Park fishing club.(between the yellow ropes)
Please remember that the conditions can change from minute to minute or hour to hour. If we post a report that someone caught fish at some point in time or place, that they may have swam away by the time you get there or the conditions have changed & is no longer fishable, which does happen quite often.