7/18/14 hello anglers,sorry it's been awhile but it's been crazy this summer. walleye fishing is insane. anglers are catching walleye at 50 to 55 at northeast shades 55 to 60 fow smallers ones are 30 to 40 fow suspended larger ones are deeper down. 60 to 65 fow off the point 30 to 40 fow suspended. anglers have been using plugs or crawler harnesses. the popular colors are purple's and green's. we have some really cool lures new from a bombers which seem to be producing. the new lures are called royal flush and chart emerald shiner. reefrunners have new colors also they are lipstick,nurple purple and firecracker which seem to be pretty good also. we have three d crawler harnesses are in stock also and hi tech tackle crawler harness. perch have been up and down this summer. the hotspots seem to be 50 to 55 fow off of shades beach and 48 to 52 fow off of shorewood. 47 to 52 fow off freeport. nice size perch. if you fish off the point the perch are much smaller.52 to 55 fow off the point. bass have been caught along with the perch 47 to 52 fow. south pier bass and some pan fish. if you fish towards to end with shrimp and dough bait they are catching pan fish. anglers are catching crappie off don juan towrd evening hours. north pier catching bass and some pan fish. eaton (bulls dam)catfish,bass and some pan fish. lake plesant pan fish owrds the middle with a small row boat. trout close to shore. happy fishing come check us out this weekend. we have golden shiners for minnows
6/27/13 hello anglers,sorry i have'nt posted for awhile but it's been kinda crazy at the store. perch are at 35 to 41 fow off of shades. 41 fow off of northeast.point 52 fow. anglers are getting some perch off the piers and northeast marina at evening hours or early hours. walleye are at depths of 50 to 64 fow off  of shades and northeast. some have been reported at 70 fow off of shades.pymutuming different kinds of fish being caught catfish,walleye crappie using night crawlers.lake plesant using a row boat or kayak catching panfish using smaller baits waxworms or maggots. trout being caught using power bait. bulls dam catching some perch and crappie using minnows. blu gills using red worms. large and small mouth being caught by worms or crank bait. we have alot of new stuff and yes we have sabiki rigs:) come check us out this weekend. lots of reef runners,crawler harnesses. lots of fresh bait minnows,maggots,waxworms,cray fish and night crawlers. thank you for all your support happy fishing:) we also have catfish bait starting to hit at shades beach and walnut.
6/14/14 hello anglers,fishing is pretty good right now. shades beach seems to be the hotspot at about 31 to 45 fow catching nice perch. 45 fow off the point. walleye 60 fow just on the inside of the mountain. walleye are suspended right now at about 21 fow. alot of anglers are using the shallow lures right now the point 55 to 60 fow. they are farther out in the daytime but in the evening they come close to shore using floating rapalas and a bombers. you can cast out from the mouths of the creeks into the lake or troll close to the creeks or close to shore at about 30 to 35 fow. bass are in 16 and 20 mile creeks or close to mouth of creeks. anglers are using lures right now vibe seem to be pretty popular. the piers are doing good for bass,some perch and some blugill.lake plesant they are catching blugills on small boats or kayaks way over it's a little hard to get to but well worth it. anglers that are catching blugills are using wax worms or pieces of night crawlers. anothe good place for blugills is bulls dam using pieces of nightcrawlers or redworms.woodcock dam they are catching musky and walleye. anglers are using leeches to catch the walleye. there are some stock trout in some of the creeks still 4,7 and 20 mile. we have plenty of walleye supplies in stock and some nice combos also.come check out all the new stuff too. we also have catfish bait. they are catching those at night at shades beach and northeast marina they are still catching perch in the morning hours. thank you for all your support  have fun fishing
6/1/2014 hello anglers,fishing is hot right now:)perch being caught at 46 fow right out of shades beach. 52 fow off the point and 45 fow off northeast. south pier and north pier some perch being caught and in northeast marina also nice size perch. walleye off the mouths of creeks in the evening hours. walleye being caught at 60 to 65 fow off the point in the day time and 62 fow out of shades. northeast 65 fow most anglers are using plugs reef runners or renosky's some crawlers harnesses. bass being caught in 16 and 20 mile creeks or by mouths of creeks using lures or tubes. we have a nice selection of vibe lures in stock bass seem to really like them. if your fishing from shore northeast marina south pier and misery bay. creeks still have trout in them if you want. hotspots are 7mile and 20 mile. hertzels pond has trout and some nice sized blu gill. lake plesant trout and blue gills from shore using grubbs or waxworms. eaton bulls dam crappie,bass and pike. we have large golden shiners and cray fish,leeches. pymytumining walleye and crappie.union city dam walleye come check us out we have lots of new things nice combos in stock plenty of lures and lots of fresh bait one more spot for blue gill by perry monument decent size to them too. happy fishing everyone:)

hello anglers,fishing is getting pretty good:) bass are being caught in the lagoons at pennisula,by the mouths of creeks northeast marina. perch being caught off the piers,shades beach 46 fow,northeast 52 fow. walleye by mouths of the creeks at early morning and sunset,during the day 65 fow off the point. walleye have been on the smaller side 15 to 18 inches with some larger ones being caught. trout and steelhead still iin creeks hotspots 4,7,16,20 and whitford park for trout.inland waters bulls dam crappie ,some bluegill and pike,bass. lake plesant trout using trout paste.chataquea catching crappie some walleye about 300 ft from shore. pymytuming catching crappie and walleye. come check us out we have some new stuff for walleye. we still have a ton of frest bait:) thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:)
5/7/14 hello anglers,fishing is starting to heat up . anglers are reportingcatching perch off the piers now with some size to them. boaters are catching perch in front of lakeside cemetary and cribbs in 10 fow.bass and lake trout in 20 to 30 fow from shades beach to northeast. stockies and steelhead being caught in 4,20 mile creek. steelhead in 12,16 mile creeks. fish and boat commision will be stocking 20mile this week again. lake pleasant was stocked last saturday and whitford park was also stocked last saturday for the kids. walleye should be starting to spawn real soon with his warmer weather this week. anglers usually fish from the mouths of the creek to the lake at this time with floating rapalas. eaton has been heating up for crappies. don't forget that if you catch a bass you are allowed one and it has to be 21 inches long. bass season opens up in june.we have plenty of inventory for trout and crappie and walleye come check us out. we have the new colors for reef runners ad we should have quite a few crawle harnesses from high tech tackle this weekend. thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:)
4/21/14 hello anglers,anglers are still fishing for stock trout not sure when they are stocking again but schedules  have been published in erie times news. the latest schedule was in sunday's paper 4/20/14. four mile,hertzel's pond and 20 mile have been the hotspots on the east side. water works ponds,gravel pit and french creek for the west side. steelhead are still being caught in the creeks hotspots are 4 mile towards the bottom,12 mile under the bridge,16 mile towrds the bottom,20 mile through out the creek. inland waters pymytuming catching crappie and walleye. eaton catching crappie and northern's.  lake plesant trout and pan fish . some anglers are using canoes or kayacks to get into the middle. finley lake crappie. chatquea perch and pan fish. angler's are fishing at the head of the bay right now for perch,stinkhole and off liberty park near the condos. the piers are still on the slow side right now till temps warm up a little. if you are still interested in stock trout 4 mile at the bridge there are still alot in there. we still have alot of trout lures and plenty of steelhead tackle availble. we have some of the new colors of reef runners also. it's going to be alot warmer this week so enjoy yourself and go fishing:) thank you for all your support:)
4 /5/14 hello anglers,well fishing is starting to heat up again:)steelhead being caught in 4,12,16,20 at the mouth and through the creek using live bait such as minnows and nightcrawlers. creeks are in good shape right now and should continue until monday night when the rain comes. chance of precipatation is mon night and a slight chance tues. it's going to be a nice week for steelhead fishing. if you're going to fish for steelhead i would do it this week because trout season starts sat. we still have plenty of steelhead tackle in stock. just a reminder fri april 11th all creeks will be closed until sat morning at 8 am. come check us out for all your trout needs we should have in all the popular lures by weds afternoon and we have butter worms also. crappie/perch being caught at the stinkhole early morning or towardslate afternoon evening. inland waters have been kinda quite right now. if you fish lake plesant you can't keep the trout until the first day april 12th. south pier is kinda slow right now and public dock also slow. perch being caught by the condos. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
3/27/14 hello anglers,creeks are open and some anglers have reported catching fish in 7 mile,12,16and 20 mile creeks. creeks are running a little fast right now but should be clear by tomorrow morning. popular bait being used wax worms,minnows. eaton had safe ice on it as of yesterday and they were catching northern's panfish. chatquea still has safe ice and they are catching crappies. we still have plenty of jigs availble for ice fishing and plenty of supplies for steelhead fishing.south pier is open now and pan fish should be coming soon because bait fish is close to shore. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:) just one more thing we have lg containers of wax worms that's 250 of them for 8.50 a container while supplies last ,no fish brought in after 5 pm for cleaning please.
3/21/14 hello anglers,bay is not safe for ice fishing anymore alot of open water.if you still want to ice fish inland water would be an option for example,lake pleasant,eaton,edinboro lake,lebouf. all creeks are open for steelhead fishing and there should be quite a few fish in them. we have plenty of emerald shiners in stock . anglers have been catching steelhead on waxworms,minnowsor maggots. flies have been doing pretty well also,crystal meth,streamers,yarneggs. we have plenty of steelhead supplies in stock.don't forget less than a month until trout season,come get stocked up this weekend for all your trout needs. if you are fishing elk creek pease be careful the ice jams by the legion hole are pretty bad. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
3/18/14 hello anglers fishing is going t heat up again. 16 mile is all the way open,7 mile is open,12 mile is open and upper part of 20 mile(pumpkin patch). eaton is doing okay for northern's by the new york side using big golden shiners,some pan fish are being caught using wax worms and grubbs. misery bay close in seems to be doing pretty good,2nd parking lot close in,have'nt heard much aboutchestnut,stinkhole that are still doing good also. anglers are catching perch,bluegills and some crappie. popular bait being used is waxworms and minnows. we still have replacement blades for augurs and ice jigs,some poles left. come check us out this weekend:)thank you for all your support.
3/08/14 hello anglers,well creeks on the eastside are all frozen except for 16 mile and higher up 16 mile is frozen. there are some fish in 16 mile but not tons. we only report eastside creeks we have no knowledge of elk,walnut.eaton (bulls dam has been pretty good for northern's,perch,panfish. there are some walleye in there but they are hard to catch. lake plesant pan fish and trout. anglers are catching perch in close off of sonheimer and waste treatment plant. misery bay in close. have'nt heard much about the yacht club. we still have some combos,ice jigs,lots of fresh bait come check us out:)thank you for all your support
2/27/14 hello anglers,well fishing has been pretty good for the anglers going out. anglers are fishing in close i about 4 to 6 fow off the 2nd parking lot,stinkhole close to shore,between chestnut and liberty park 3/4 mile out. anglers are getting perch and a little later crappie are turning on. lake plesant pan fish,trout i think lake plesant was stocked within the last week. eaton(bulls dam) panfish,northern's legal size,some bass. finley lake crappie in the evening and northern's throughout the day,chatquea still catching walleye,some perch. if you are looking for replacement blades we have them in stock size 6,7,8 prices are 10.99 to 12.99 dicks,gander are charging 30 plus for the same blades we also have tip ups,combos,jigs lures(swedish pimples) thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:)
2/24/14hello anglers,perch fishing has heated up alot popular spots between chestnut and liberty park 3/4 of a mile out. erie yacht club close to shore 6 to 10 feet of water and stinkhole close to shore. the anglers are using swedish pimples tipped with either the whole minnow or the head of the minnow. eaton(bulls dam) northern's,crappie. lake plesant panfish and trout. popular bait for pan fish seems to be wax worms. we now have the real large minnows for pike or musky bait. popular ny spots for northern pike is findley lake. chatquea is doing pretty well for walleye and crappie. if you are looking to  fish for steelhead this weekend should be a good chance to do that because creeks should be open. 16 mile is open right now and has lots of fish in it,20 mile has quite a few also once it thaws. we just got in some more supplies for ice fishing,new combos,new swedish pimples,jigging rapalas an much more. come check us out this weekend were open every day till 6 pm. we also have a ne iteam in for walleye season the new trolling rod by okuma it has a better grip eyes are stronger,it will replace the pro classic. we have it priced for 36.95 plus tax but tht price will go up after march to 45.00 plus tax. we are the cheapest in town on this pole,it's just the pole not a combo. thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:)
2/13/14 hello anglers,creeks still frozen and lake is frozen now:) if you want to catch some steelhead go down to east ave anglers are doing pretty good there ice was about 8 in thick as of a week ago. perch fishing seems to be heating up again,there getting them at about 50 to 60 yds out off the condos west of liberty park. other popular spots misery bay,2nd parking lot,3rd parking lot. another popular spot is public dock right in front of hotel. inland fishing lake plesant towards afternoon hrs for panfish and perch,trout are still being caught also. finley lake for northern's,crappie. chateque for walleye,eaton for pan fish near the newyork side. most of the fishing seems to be more toward afternoon hrs. popular bait maggots,waxworms,certified emeralds. we still have large golden shiners for anyone fishing walleye,musky or northern's for 8.50 per dozen and chubbs for 8.5o per dozen. we just got in the new trolling rods from okuma the price is 36.95 a piece come check it out. we have a good supply of replacement blades in stock also prices are 10.99,11.99,12.99. we have lots of jigs also for 1.25. come check us out :) thank your for all your support:)happy fishing. ps if anybody knows a college student or retired person who would like to clean fish have them call the store at 8983474
hello anglers,well fishing has been up and down all week. best reports are lake plesant for perch and pan fish using wax worms or maggots in the afternoon hrs. eaton has been pretty steady also because everyone is fishing the bay area. eaton there getting perch and northerns by the new york side.if you fish the bay area go during the week because weekends are just crowdedand the fishing slows down. hotspots for the bay are 2nd and 3rd parking lot,off chestnut towards the middle. erie yacht club,liberty park towards evening hrs.popular bait is waxworms,maggots,bigger emerald shiners we still have ice fishing supplies poles replacement blades,augers,some lures,fishing line,ice jigs. we also just got in new trolling poles for walleye fishing made by okuma for 36.95 plus tax everybody else is much higher come check it out. if anybody has empty snuff cans we are running very low please just drop them off at the store. thank you for all the support:)happy fishing:)
1/31/14 hello anglers,sorry it's been awhile for a fishing report. 4 mile creek should be pretty solid for steelhead fishing,other creeks not too sure. well ice is pretty safe everywhere it's been a pretty busy ice fishing season. lake plesant trout,blu gills,perch. eaton northern's,crappie edinboro lake panfish,musky. two weeks ago a angler got a legal sized musky out of edinboro lake i'm sure he was pretty excited. lake lebeouf panfish,musky,northern's. chatequea panfish,perch. misery bay perch,panfish. stinkhole,perchpanfish. horseshoe pond blu gills,2nd or third parking lot perch and pan fish. anglers have been doing pretty good so far just be patient. we have plenty of inland minnows and large golden shiners we should have chubbs for next weekend's tournment at canadota lake. we just got in a nice supply of ice fishing poles,a 6 in or 5 in auger,swedish pimples and jigging rapalas. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
1/17/14 hello anglers,smaller creeks have a thin sheet of ice which should be easily broken but 16 mile should still be all the way open. there should be  a good amount of fish in the creeks still. anglers were using live bait mostly minnows. flies are still popular also. well ice is safe everywhere even in the middle of the bay 6 to 8 in as of yesterday. a angler brought in a steelhead and traded it for a smoked steelhead they got out on the ice. misery bay still popular for perch and panfish. the stinkhole perch,steelhead and bass. lake plesant panfish and trout. eaton northern's pan fish. we have large golden shiners for anyone fishing northern's and cert emerald shiners for all inland waters. make sure if youre fishing pymatuming you get the cert emerald shiners the panfish seem to like them better than fat heads. we have a few swedish pimples left and some jigging rapalas also and ants. thank you for all your :)happy fishing:)
1/14/14 hello anglers creeks are open and flowing good with fish in them:) we had rain last night which seems to bring new fish in every time. it looks like as long as the creeks are not too low they should remain open when we get this cold snap. hot spot 16 mile and 20 mile using flies or live bait. misery bay still has 6 in of ice on it there were 5 ice huts on it today. lake plesant still has good ice and are doing pretty well with trout and pan fish. eaton still has good ice on it. well it looks like were going to have a good ice fishing season and an extended steelhead season. if you can stand the cold you can fish the creeks or hit up misery bay for perch and panfish. we have lots of tackle still in stock for all your fishing needs,we also have the large golden shiners avail. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
1/13/14hello anglers,creeks are open and have fish in them:) anglers from out of town went sat night when it was still high to 16 mile and actually seen the fish come into the creek. they are scattered throughout the whole creek not sticking to the mouth or up high this time. we had fish brought in to be cleaned yesterday which is great for this time of year.anglers fished 4,12,16 have'nt heard about 20 mile but it should be pretty decent.the anglers said levels were good and fish were plenty.just to let everyone know the man that fell in was by east ave not the bay area. kirk checked the ice last night and said ice is good in the bay area it's smooth ice though so wear cleats. anglers were reporting 6 to 8 in yesterday. lake plesant still has good ice anglers were fishing there too. eaton should still be pretty good. we have a big selection of ice fishing poles and some nice reels left. we also have the big shiners for 8.50 a dz and cert emerld shiners 2.50 dz. anglers are fishing pymytuming also for crappies. we will have fresh wax worms tues or weds this week. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
1/8/2014 hello anglers,well creeks are still frozen for steelhead but 16 mile should be open by the weekend. we have good ice now 7 to 8 in on the bay:) stinkhole is pretty good fishing right now in the deeper water for perch. lake pleasant is good all over they ar catching all kinds of panfish and trout. horse shoe pond is also good for fishing. we have tons of fresh bait and lots of new ice tackle including black ants. come check us out:) thank you for all your support:) happy fishing. ps tip when taking off blades from ice auger make sure you take a picture so they go back on right
 1/4/14 hello anglers,well creeks are froze up solid for now. angler said even 16 mile is froze all the way up not sure if this is true or not. anybody living by 16 mile let the store know for sure 8983474. well one good thing is we have ice on misery bay,lake plesant,eaton(bulls dam) conneautlake,edinboro lake. next weekend were suppose to have another warm up with some rain so that might open the creeks up but should help with all the snow we get from this coming week. main bay is all the way frozen with no snow on it so the next couple days before all the snow should make ice. bay should be good for fishing all the way across by next weekend. we have plenty of ice fishing tackle availble. come check us out this weekend:) thank your for all your support:) this should be a good ice fishing season
112/30/13 hello anglers,well fishing has been pretty good since thurs:) hotspots are 16 and 20 mile by the mouth of the creek. other creeks should have fish in them also. fish are not in the middle of the creeks,they are by the mouth or up higher in the creeks. popular bait being used are minnows,maggots,waxworms. anglers are doing well at lake plesant using maggots from the shoreline. they are catching a ton of trout. fish and boat commision stocked lake plesant with trout last week.bay should be froze all the way over now but i would'nt try to fish on it yet because it's probly not safe. have'nt heard about eaton yet but it should happen soon because temps are going to be cold. remember to always go with someone when ice fishing until you know how much ice there is. be prepared take a spud bar and polar picks too. we have plenty of steelhead tackle still availble and ice tackle also. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
 h ello anglers,merry christmas everyone:)well we are getting some snow her but creeks are open and fishable.anglers are still catching fish. hopefully in the next week or so we will have some ice fishing. we still have gift certificates avail and lots of stocking stuffers.come check us out don't forget we close at 1 today and tommorrow we will be closed for christmas. thank you for all your support happy fishing everyone:)
12/21/13 hello anglers,well creeks are high and muddy. eaton has no ice left accept the one end and lake plesant has ice all the way across but it's slushy ice about 2 inches thick not enough to hold anyone. the weather is going to change come sunday night to cold and freezing. it should'nt take long for inland waters to freeze back up. the bay still had 2 inches of ice but will probly be gone by sunday. the nice thing is water temps are cool enough that a few cold days and should refreeze solid. with no wind anglers could take advantage of shore fishing south pier,public dock and border patrol. there should be panfish close to shore. we have plenty of minnows in stock and fresh maggots. for anybody shopping for an angler we have plenty of fishing poles,noodle rods and nice reels. we also have plenty of stocking stuffers for 5.oo or under and lots of lures for different fishing seasons come support a small local business and get the personal attention you deserve. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)

12/20/13 hello anglers,this weekend is going to be crazy with the warm up but the creeks should be open so fisherman can fish for some steelhead. 16 mile is all the way open right now and 20 mile has some open spots near the mouth be careful because there is some ice in spots. eaton had 3 1/2 in of ice as of last weekend. it should be more now because it's been below freezing for awhile. i don't think this warm up will take any of the ice because there temps are about 10 degrees lower than erie. lake plesant was stocked with some fresh trout you should be able to fish along the shore there and ice should thicken up more after the temps get cold again. i known some anglers had reported that there is ice but alot of slush on top. chestnut marina had ice with alot of slush on it also. if anything this warm up will help getting rid of slush and unwanted snow. temps will be back down on mon. we have a large selection of steelhead tackle avail and lots of ice fishing gear at low prices. we just got in some used ice fishing poles for 5.00 a piece with the line,reel on them. we have a nice heater for 25.00 and a stove for 10.00 plus lots of new ice fishing rods too. we still have alot of noodle rods in stock and some cheap reels. we do carry gift certificates for any dollar amount. we have tons of small stuff that make good stocking stuffers. just wanted to ler everyone know that we will be open christmas eve till 1:oo pm and closed christmas day. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
12/13/13 hello anglers.the creeks are froze except for 16 mile creek. there are still plenty of fish in creeks if you break through the ice and fish for them. ice fisherman we have had conflicting reports on inland waters for safe ice. eaton has had 3 to 4 inches as of thurs,lake plesant is just frozen over so i would wait a couple days to venture out on it,edinboro lake is okay heard from another bait store in cambridge springs. please be careful stay close to shore and go with a buddy until you know how thick the ice is. bay is frozen over but i don't know the thickness as of yet. please i want to stress again be very careful on first ice never go alone take a buddy and don't venture too far from the shore till you are sure it's safe. it's always hard to figuire out the thickness of the ice until people startfishing more but these cold temps should help alot. they will be stocking lake plesant with trout on dec 17 th. we have plenty of ice fishing tackle at good prices.  if anybody has update on ice condtions call the store at 8983474 thank you for all your support. happy fishing:)
12/11/13 hello anglers,well creeks were still open as of today. ice around the edges and pretty cold today. the smaller creeks will probably be froze up after tommorrow because temps are going to be cold. 16 mile stays open all year because of water plant. hotspots 20 mile and 16 mile towards he bottom o the creek or tomato patch on 20 mile. there ar still lots of fish in the creeks and will continue till trout season. well anybody interested in ice fishing eaton,lake plesant,edinboro lake have safe ice. we have a big selection of ice fishing tackle and alot ofsteelhead tackle for anyone wanting to fish through the ice for them. we have great prices on all our ice fishing tackle. come check us out this weekend. we ar running a special on smoked fish 10.00 for orig,brown sugar,cajun,smoky mes 11.00 for jack daniels,cajun crown royal. don't forget about our great special on emerald shiners 2.00 dz. thank you for all your support. happy fishing:)
12/6/13 hello anglers,sorry it's been awhile for a report. well ice has melted off the creeks and all of them have good flow. hotspots higher up in 20 mile(tomato patch) 16 mile down by the mouth or water treatment plant hole. 4 mile creek down by the mouth. angler seen fresh fish coming into 4 mile creek. for anglers asking about ice eaton has 3 inches of confirmed ice and forming. just remember we have gift certificates availble for any amount makes great stocking stuffers. we also have a nice supply of tackle for different fishing seasons. we are still smoking fish we have orig,cajun brown sugar bourbon,cracked pepper. special for he next two weeks during deer season. emerald shiners for 2.00 dz. just mention you seen it on this website. perch and panfish still off the piers. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
11/30/13 hello anglers,i hope everyone had a good thanksgiving:) well the hotspots for steelhead fishing are 4,16,20 mile creeks not too many in 7 or 12 mile creeks. anglers are saying their getting fish either at the bottom or way up in the creeks not in the middle. best place to fish at 20 mile is the tomato patch or down close to the mouth. 16 mile down by the mouth or first waterfall. if you want to venture up further into 16 mile the hole by waste treatment plant is usually good this time of year. 4 mile down at the bottom have'nt had anybody tell me if the fish are in water street holes or not yet. the only problems of ice is at the mouth of 20 so far but were suppose to get a warm up this week. this week should be pretty good because the level will come up with the warm up from melting snow. we only have about 3 to 4 inches of snow so far. alot of anglers will be going to hunting camp for the next two weeks so the crowds will be down and creek levels will be up. anglers have been fishing in the fast water also that's where the fish are. popular bait minnows,egg sacks,maggots. don't forget today is small business saturday get all your anglers gifts at your local bait shops. we have a big variety of tackle for steelhead,perch walleye and also gift certificates for any amount. perch and panfishing off the piers. inland waters should be getting ice soon will all this cold weather. anybody seeing any good ice out that way call the store at 814 8983474. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
11/25/13 hello anglers,well the weather has been pretty cold but fisherman are still catching fish. there are still alot of fish in the creeks. hotspots 4,16,20. all the fisherman have been saying they are catching them down by the lower part of the creek or higher up not so much in the middle. popular bait minnows skein and wax worms. perch fishing off the piers,and public dock. eaton has been pretty good for northern's,pan fish. lake plesant panfish trout. we still have quite a few reels and noodle rods in stock. lots of hooks,flies. thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:) don't forget our thanksgiving hours 8am till 1 pm

11/18/13 hello anglers,steelhead fishing is still pretty good:) hotspots yesterday were 4,16 and 20 mile creeks. 4 mile is at the lower part of the creek,16 mile by the first falls,20 mile all over. the little bit of rain helped bring some more fish in. this time of year it is really hard to see fish because the tint of the creek changes and the fish blend in. popular bait is single eggs,skein,waxworms,minnows. perch being caught off the piers,crappie off the piers. we have plenty of emerald shiners in stock for all your fishing needs. we still have a nice selection of steelhead merchandise in stock. thank you for all your support,happy fishing:)
11/14/13 hello anglers,well fishing is a little slow for some anglers because of leaves in the creek but should be cleaned up in a day or so. 20 mile seems to be the hot spot,16 mile is a little muddy due to some road construction,12 mile been hot by the bridge,7 mile by the mouth and 4 mile by the mouth.anglers have been reporting more action close to the mouths of the creeks or higher up in the creeks not so much in the middle. popular bait wax worms,minnows,egg sacks. fly's crystal meth,sucker spawn and wooley buggers. fake bait white maggots. crappie fishing off the piers using minnows or maggots. fake bait berkley gulp emerald shiners. perch fishing off the public dock,south pier and border patrol. bulls dam pan fish,bass and northern's. anglers are starting to fish pymatuming and kinzu for panfish and walleye. we have golden shiners and emerald shiners for whatever fishing you're planning to do. we have lots of new stuff in the store come check us out this weekend. remember thansgiving hours are from 8 am till 1 pm. thank you for a wonderful year so far,all anglers make it possible to keep our doors open and expand our business. happy fishing everyone. don't forget if anyone sees anything suspicious call fish and boat commision at 8143370444 thank you

11/12/13 hello anglers,creeks are looking pretty good weather is going to warm up after tues. wed high 41 this weekend high 60's. fishing has been pretty good in the creeks. anglers are telling me they are catching them by the mouth or up high not so much in the middle of the creek. bait waxworms,maggots,minnows. fake bait trout paste or white maggots. fly's sucker spawn,crystal meth,wooley buggers. come check us out this weekend nw noodle rods arriving this week. crappie off th piers. perch off the piers ad public dock. thank you fo all your support:) happy fishing. forget to let everyone know they are calling for a inch of snow close to the shore line tonight (tues) thanks giving hrs are 8 a.m. till 1p.m.
11/10/13 hello anglers,we got .13 of rain last night but 40%chance of rain today with wind gusts of up tp 40 mph. there's a chance of preciptation the next two days monday and tues. steelhead fishing has been pretty good. hotspots 4,7,16 mile creeks.anglers have even reported getting steelhead in horseshoe pond. popular baits,waxworms,maggots skein,egg sacks(pink,green). popular fly's sucker spawn,crystal meth,wooley buggers. fake bait maggots(white)trout paste(pink) crappie fishing north pier,west pier using maggots or golden shiners. perch fishing,public dock liberty park,border patrol.  we have some new items in the store come check us out:) thank you for all your support:) happy fishing:) if anybody needs guide service for steelhead fishing call phat liam at 814 602 8424

11/7/13 hello anglers,in the last 24hrs we received about3/4 of an inch of rain. the rainfall will make the creeks high and a little fast with some muddy color to them. all the creeks usually come down pretty fast though by afternoon you should see some improvement. the only creek that takes a little longer is 20 mile. the leaves are still coming down but the wind has calmed down today so it should'nt be that bad. all the creeks should have a good number of fish in them we have been cleaning quite a few this season. i can say the numbers are up from last yr,it's been a great steelhead season so far:) the brown, are starting to be caught too in 4 and 16 mile creeks this yr. perch fishing is starting to heat up off the piers and public dock. crappie fishing off of north pier,west pier. bulls dam panfish,bass,northern.
11/4/13 hello anglers,the creeks were running a little fast yesterday and they had a slight tint to them. today should be good for fishing. hotspots 16 mile,7 mile,4 mile,12 mile. anglers were reporting alot of snagging going on and anglers keeping the fish. if you see this you can call the fish and boat commision at 814337-0444 or jim smolko at 814 572 -0078. the more people that call the better it will be for everyone. i know alot of anglers over the years have seen big groups take hundreds of fish and come and tell us about it. we can't do anything because it's already happened. please make sure if you see this kind of activity call the fish commision,if this keeps up it could ruin steelhead fishing forever. the fish commision has stepped up with deputy fish cops in plain clothes to help out and they have caught some of these groups i'm talking about. perch fishing has been pretty good at the pubic dock and liberty park,crappie fishing north pier,west pier. eaton or bulls dam bass,northern,some pan fish. popular baits being used for steelhead egg sack,wax worms single eggs. fake bait berkley maggots white. panfish and perch minnows. fake bait gulp emerald shiners. thank you for all your support. happy fishing everyone:)

10/31/13 UPDATE: Since last night we have had 3/4 of an inch of rain. The creeks were running fast early afternoon but staring to come down. Since then we have had showers off and on. If we dont get any heavy down pours of rain the fishing sould be good for the weekend. The water flow will be fast and off color/stained. This is one my favorite ways to fish when the fish can't see you and you can't see them. The creeks all have allot of fish.


10/31/13 happy halloween anglers,creek conditions a little murky with some leaves in them but anglers are still catching fish. hotspots 20 mile down by the mouth,16 mile and 12 mile. 4 and 7 have fish in them also. popular bait wax worms,night crawlers,maggots,minnows. we now have emerald shiners for you anglers going for crappie or perch off the piers. nov 1st north pier open for fishing. anglers have been doing pretty good off east pierfor crappie,south pier liberty park for perch. we will be receiving a new shipment tommorrow. trout beads,thingamabobs,noodle rods. popular flies,wooly buggers,crystal meth. thank you for all your support,happy fishing everyone:)
 10/30/13 hello anglers,creek conditions low and clear. anglers are fishing the mouth of 20 and are doing very well,16 mile still has fish in it,12 mile has fish in it,4 mile has fish in it. perch fishing the piers and liberty park. crappie east pier and west pier. we will be getting some rain on thurs night. wewill be getting in trout beads for anyone looking and thingamabobs also. lots of new stuff either thurs or fri come check us out. inland waters has started to heat up also eaton,bass,northern,pn fish. thank you for all your support. happy fishing:)

10/27/13 hello anglers,it's been a crazy weekend for steelhead fishing. the hot spots are 16 and 20 mile creeks . we only got  about 1/4 in of rain last night so it should help bring some new fish in and give the creek some color. i have'nt heard there being a problem with leaves in the creek either. popular bait skein,waxworms and maggots. flies wooley buggers,crystal meth. the last four days we have cleaned over200 fish and all of them were at least 5lb or better. we have had some anglers coming into the store saying there are no fish in the creeksbut we are cleaning 50 plus a day. the steelhead are ver spooked just because you don't see them does'nt mean there not there. i'm not trying to sound nasty but i, hear the no fish in the creeks at least 20 times a day but anglers are still bringing them in to be cleaned. we have had a very good steelhead season so far and hopefully it will continue. anyone asking about the weather we have a link on our website for the weather chanel which is pretty accurate. inland waters are starting to heat up for panfish,bass,northern's. anglers still catching perch off the piers and public dock. crappie are starting to heat up at the north pier. we still have a large selection of lures,noodle rods and line. come check us out. thank you for all your support,happy fishing:)

10/24/13 Another 1/4 inch of rain last night is going to keep a very good flow and the creeks will be off color, or slighty dirty. The temapature here this morning is 35 with a high today around 42. More brief showers are expected with a mix of snow today through Saturday. With that kind of drop in temp, it won't take long for the lake and creeks to cool down and from past years experience that will mean some really good fishing. Yesterday the fish were pretty hungry and he had many reports of anglers catching quite a few fish and there are lots of fish in the creeks and more coming in and the ones in the creeks moving up. Looks like a good weekend if you can stand a little cold air. Have fun and be curtious to the others around you.
 


10/23/13 So far we have got about 1/8 inch of rain and has only made the creeks off color and some really nice flow. It is amazing to see so many fish in the creeks, especially at 16 amd 20 Mile. At 16 Mile the fish have been making it over the last set of falls at the treatment plant. If we try to figure out a pattern as to best baits, here is the best I can give you for info. Single egg pattern tipped with a wax worm, golden shiner minnows at 4 Mile, 7 Mile no reports, 12 Mile has been stone flys and night crawlers, 16 Mile has been allot of different things but pink has been the best, either single eggs, egg sacks or flys, and 20 Mile has been white along with golden shiner minnows. Other baits have been catching fish but those seem to be the most tasty to the fish. Wear your rain gear and dress warm.
 


10/21/13 hello anglers,creeks should be pretty good for fishing and we should have a good number of fish in all the creeks.the hotspots seem to be 4,16,20 mile creeks. popular bait minnows,waxworms,mealworms and grubbs. its a little windy today for casting out in the lake. rain will be coming tues,thur and friday not sure how much right now but will post rainfall on website to let everyone know. anglers are still catching perch off the piers and in boats when they can get out. have'nt heard too much about inland water fishing except for kinzu and there catching walleye there will golden shiners.

10/20/13 hello anglers,well we got some rain.41 as of last night at 7.51pm but it rain off and on all night . 4 mile is high and muddy,7 mile high and muddy,12 mile high and fast,16 mile might be a little fast,20 mile fast. if you are going to fish 16 or 20 mile would be your best bet by the mouth. popular bait grubbs,waxworms,mealworms and night crawlers. anglers are still getting perch off the piers. crappie border patrol,liberty park,south pier. thank you for all your support happy fishing:)
hello anglers,update on creeks,flow is good and starting to be clear now but it's raining as i am writing this post. i'm not sure how much rain we will be getting till tommorrow morning i will post exact inches on tommorrow's post. creeks are still loaded with fish and anglers are having a blast catching them. i had several anglers tell me yesterday that they hooked into several fish. creek hot spots 4,16,20 12 mile does have fish in it but not sure how many,7 mile should have fish in it also. i will update this as much as i can please if a report is not up then creek and fishing conditions are the same. thank you for all your support. happy fishing everyone:)

10/18/13 update on steelhead fishing,creeks are loaded with fish. creek conditions a little muddy and good flow. all creeks have fish in them 4,7,12,16,20 come up for some good fishing. there calling for rain all weekend which will bring in more fish. anglers were having a blast last night and this morning. i think this is going to be a great steelhead yr. perch fishing is still pretty good in the lake when you can get out. anglers are starting to catch perch off the piers and public dock. we just got in a new shipment of strike indicators and lures. we also have a selection of anchors,boat paint,boat seat. come check us out this weekend. happy fishing thank you for all the support.
10/18/13 Ok anglers we got our wish for more rain, 1/3 of an inch yesterday which has the creeks on the high side and muddy. If we get no more rain today by this afternoon the fishing should be fantastic. This looks like a very good weekend untill Sunday when we we get more rain. There should be large amounts of fish coming in the creeks from the lake and maybe one of the best weekends for steelhead fishing so far this year. We have added a new flavor this year for our smoked fish exchange program, brown sugar burbon, and we have continued with last years new flavor smokey mesquite and cajun and original. We still will clean your fish for only $2.00. 

10/17./13 With a half inch of rain yesterday, it added some much needed water to the creeks and as of right now they have good flow and really nice color. The weather man said a breif shower today. Which should make the weekend fishing a very good one. There are plenty of fish in the creeks right now and there should be allot more by the weekend. Some of the best baits depend on which creek your fishing. Golden shiners have been pretty good in all the creeks. Wax worms at 4 Mile creek, Pink at 16 Mile, and chartruce and white at 20 MIle. The weather looks good for weekend and if it gets too crowded in the creeks, the fishing in the lake at 16 and 20 Mile has been very good. The fish have3 been swimming along the shore line within 8 feet so please respect the other angers standing on the beach and stay out of the water so you don't spook the fish. 

10/14/13 hello anglers,creeks are still low we only got .11 in of rain last night. the little bit of rain might have helped to tint the creeks a little bit and bring more fish in. alot of anglers have been fishing along the shore casting out to the lake at 16 mile and 20 mile. if you can try to stay away from the mouth in the water it's scareing the fish. there are still fish in the creeks but they are spooked very easily. if you are fishing in the creeks on 16 mile i would go higher up by waste treatment plant,20 mile pepper patch or tomato patch. 12 mile there are some up under the bridge and out in the lake close to the mouth. 4 mile out in the lake and some in the creek. we have had anglers tell us 2 brown trout were caught one in 4 mile 9.25 lbs and 16 mile 6.0 lbs. i have'nt heard much about 7mile this season so far. popular bait pink egg sack,orange egg sacks and single eggs. also wax worms,night crawlers. perch fishing is still pretty good but they keep moving in and out. now they are at 68 fow off hammermill stacks,64 to 68 fow off shades. we will have are golden shiners back tommorrow afternoon. perch are still being caught off the piers and public dock. crappie are starting to come around at liberty park and marina(north marina).walleye are still being caught i guess someone had caught a 28 in walleye off of lampe marina. we still have plenty of lures and flies in stock. anybody wanting a guide for steel head call phat liam at (814)6028424 he is pretty reasonable and you'll catch fish. happy fishing everyone and thank you for all your support:)
10/10/10 hello anglers,creek conditions low and clear but still plenty of fish in the creek. anglers are doing pretty good casting out into the lake on 16 and 20 mile. hot spots 4mile and 20 mile. baits being used waxworms,egg sacks and maggots. if you're casting into the lake you can use larger kastemasters or little cleo's or ko wobblers. we have plenty of smoked fish and we filet fish also. perch fishing 49fow to 54 fow off the point and shades. shore fisherman are doing well off the piers for perch and crappie. happy fishing everyone and thank you for all your support.
10/8/13 hello anglers,fishing should be pratty good today no rain and lots of fish in the creeks. some anglers fished last night and said it was great. creek conditions,good color,good flow tons of fish in all the creeks. the creeks that have fish in them are 4,7,12,16,20. we got over an inch of rain. anglers are using small bait wax worms maggots and meal worms. the fish have made it up past the tomato patch on 20 mile and by the waste treatment plant on 16 mile. fishing is permitted on 12 mile creek however you must stay off the constructin equipment. fish with common sense. this is right from the fish an boat commision.  perch fishing is still pretty hot out in the lake 58 to 64 fow off the point,49 fow to 54 fow off shades,60 fow off northeast. the piers are still pretty good in early morning hours. thank you for all your support happy fishing:) sorry about some  of words being mispelled but my keyboard is screwed up. Please don't call and ask about what you are reading here. If conditions change, so will the report. The folks in the store are our concern so please don't call to second guess this report if you read something different on another web site. This report is from us and or other local anglers.

Wave report: copy and paste http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.181723498412396&lon=-80.20156860351562&site=cle&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en

Here are some pictures that have been on the camera for some time:

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!

 




Wave report for the Lake; click on the link below

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.181723498412396&lon=-80.20156860351562&site=cle&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Erie+PA+165114
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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.