2/16/17 Want to catch some nice size crappies? Eaton resivour has 7 inches of good ice off the NY side. The best fishing has been late afternoon to early evening. You can fish there all night if you want to. Remember you can't take minnowsfrom lake Erie unless they are certified disease free, which we do have and at the same price. Anglers are also catching Northern Pike and Pickeral, Walleye, large and small mouth bass, and perch. Best baits for pan fish at Eaton are our certified emerald shiners. Some anglers are also using wax worms or grubbs but the anglers using minnows are doing better on the crappies. We are out of the big golden shiners(pike bait) butwe do have some that are frozen. Sometimes those work just as well as live. Some of the steelhead went back out in the lake with the last blow out of the mile creeks but it's winter and sometimes you have to work for them. Still good numbers but not like it was before the ice broke out and the creeks got high. Lower pools have fresh fish and upper pools have darker steelhead. Egg sacks and single eggs and minnows have been best. Fly fishers have done well with sucker spawn and egg patterns. Perch fishing has been pretty good off Dobbins late afternoon. Some areas on the penninsula have also been good for perch with an occasional steelhead. If your in an area and only catching tiny perch then try moving to another area.
2/13/2017 hello anglers,steelhead fishing is pretty good right now creeks were blown out yesterday but should be good for afternoon fishing. all creeks have fish in them up high or low. popular bait minnows,waxworms and egg sacks. anglers are fishing the 4 th parking lot for perch from shore and public dock for perch. we still have clearance left in store reels,line and gloves. come check it out waxworms 8.00 for 250 till supplies are gone. mug or crush 20 oz bottles .75 energy drinks 2/2.00. we still have bulk salomon eggs for sale 10.00 lb give us at least a days notice you can call the store and we will get them ready for you when you're ready to fish. thank your for all your support:)happy fishing:)we are now on twitter follow us:)
hello anglers,steelhead fishing is still pretty good for this time of year:)it's going to be a real nice weekend and shore fishing is starting to heat up also.anglers are catching perch off the 3rd and 4th parking lot from shore. public dock has also been pretty good for perch. nice clearance sale going on come check us out this weekend. we have lots of smoked steelhead in stock for trade. we are now on twitter and i update that also. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
2/9/17 Steelhead fishing in the mile creeks is the best I've seen this season. This weekend will be in the 50's so grab your gear and stop in to find out the hot spots. Also the bay ice is gone and guys are catching perch from shore now. We got emerald shiners so get your bait and find out the latest hot spots. We got some items we put on clearance that are great items and great savings for you, Power pro braid is one of the best braids, 30 lb was 17.99 now 9.99 also 65lb same price, these are 150yd spools. Shimano Sienna 500fd was 36.95 now 21,95 save 15.00, Shimano Syncopate 2500FG was 37.95 now 22.95 save 15.00 Shimano Catana2500FC was 59.95 now 39.95 save 20.00, want line on them add 1.00. Limited supply, once they are gone thats the end of the sale. Huntworth Shield and Destroyer Gloves was 24.95 now 14.95. Limited supply
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2/1/17 Creeks are still good and plenty of fish. If it gets cold and they start to slush up then hit 16 mile. My buddy just called and he walked out on Eaton resivour on the Ny side. He walked out about 100 yards but no auger to see how thick. He said it looked like good ice and he didnt fall through. If you go and check the ice thickness or go fishing give me a call and let me me know. 898-3474.
1/26/17 hello anglers,come check out our specials waxworms for 8.00 for 250 ct till supplies last,20 oz flavored sodas mug or crush for 75. cents a bottle. anglers have been fishing south pier and public dock for perch. creeks are still fishable and anglers are using minnows,sigle eggs and egg sacks this week for steelhead. we have the smaller minnows for perch fishing. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)ps no snow yet
1/26/17 I 'm wondering if this web site is a good thing or bad thing. It seems like all the snaggers are out in full force. I'm going to tell you the creeks are fishable and that's about it. Want the low down with the best spots then stop in and buy something and I'll help you out. Just came back from a dealers show and brought back a lot of reels that are great deals with major savings. Buy it from me and I'll spool you up for the price of the reel with some great line at no extra cost.
1/21/17 The smaller creeks are running fast this morning and tea colored. Scattered mist rain mostly all day. The people that have been fishing the past few days (when it's been fishable) have been doing pretty good catching some silver fish mostly at the lower pools. The reports I've been getting that walmart and kmart have not been able to print new license, so before you leave home make sure you do your license online or vist your local authorized license shop. We don't do license here. If you don't know how to do it online get someone to help you. Print extra copys for free. Here is a quick guide to doing it yourself online. Google search, type buy PA fishing license online. Look for the one that reads buy online from the pafbc web site. Have last years license handy, you will need the cid number. A tip, when it asks you if you want the trout stamp click yes also click yes for lake erie stamp then uncheck and get the combo whicj will save you a few bucks. The rest is pretty easy. Once you print it and sign it your good for the year.
1/19/17 Just now took a look at 4 mile creek and it looks awesome for steelhead fishing. Great flow and a little off color. With the warm tempatures the next few days it should be great fishing depending on how much rain we get on Saturday. I'm sure the rest of the mile creeks are just as nice. Eaton resivour has 6 inches of ice still but you'll need a board or waders to get onto the ice.
1/14/17 Eaton has 10 inches of ice as reported by customers but the shore line is soft maybe hard by today. Steelhead fishing on the mile creeks, good flow and green colored water not dirty. Ice on your eyelets may be an issue. Not sure about Lake Plesant, so if your going there let me know so we can pass it along. The next 3 days including today. Let us see your East End Angler sticker on your vehicle or bucket and spend $10.00 will get a cupon for 2 free dozen lake erie emerald shiners. Does not include certified minnows. This will apply to the first customer in the door that mentions this and has the East End Angler sticker for the next 3 days.
1/13/17 Just took a look at the smaller mile creeks that are close to the store. Looks like they are starting to come down. Maybe some will be fishable later on today and will be good for fishing Saturday and Sunday. If your keeping your fish try to keep the males as the females don't have much meat this time of year. The males have a hook on the lower jaw. I hope everyone that called will stop in. We have good fresh bait and we just smoked a bunch of steelhead. Our most popular flavor is brown sugar burbon so we did a few extra. Howard Eaton might still be fishable with the cold temps last night but you may need a board to get on the ice. Last time anglers fished there we had awesome reports of big crappie and some big norther being caught. They stocked pickerel there and have not talked to anyone that caught any yet. Size limit on pickerel there is 18 inches and pike are 24 inches. Some huge walleye have been caught there as well. We got some Northland jigging spoons that work very good for walleye tipped with some minnows. I'll have a report later today on current ice conditions there and will update as I hear what they are.
1/06/17 hello anglers,fishing has been pretty decent considering the horrible weather. anglers came up from pittsburgh and had a great time in the afternoon hours on 16 mile creek. 4 mile creek still have fish in it at lower and upper pools. 20 mile not really sure but northeast did get alot of snow. eaton or bulls dam has 5 to 6 inches of good ice and 5 to 6 inches of slushy mixture on top. anglers have been catching nice crappie and also northern pike. edinboro lake also has safe ice. anglers have been using jigs tipped with a maggot for northern pike. we have certified emerald,fatheads medium golden shiners in stock right now for all you're inland water fishing. lake pleasant has some ice still and anglers are catching nice trout using mealworms,waxworms for the pan fish. we have fresh waxworms,maggots and we still have night crawlers. come check out our new supply of ice fishing tackle. real nice selection this year. we stil have our energy drinks 2/2.00. starbucks 2/3.00 we have coke 12 oz cans .50 cheapest in town. we have different kinds of jerky also. i have not heard about misery bay yet so please don't try it unless you know that it's safe. please for areas i have not mentioned in this report take polar picks,spud bar and a whistle with you and also a fishing buddy in case ou go through. happy fishing and stay safe this ice fishing season:)thank you for all your support:)
1/01/17 hello anglers,happy new year:)bulls dam over by new york side by dam ice is 5 to 6 inches. 3 to 4 inches in some other spots. lake pleasant still has ice but not sure how thick it is. anglers are using wax worms maggots and meal worms at lake pleasant. anglers have been catching blue gills,crappie and northern pike at bulls dam. steelhead fisherman have been doing decent for this time of year. hotspots have been 4 mile creek lower and upper by the foot bridge,16 mile creek. anglers are using minnows,maggots and night crawlers. anglers have not been fishing the piers because of the weather. the anglers were catching burbout and some perch. thank you for all your support:)dont forget we have energy drinks 2 for 2.00. happy fishing:)
12/30/16 We want to thank our loyal and new customers for your support of our store this past year and look forward to serving you agin this new year.
Ice at Lake Plesant is 3 to 4 inches and ice at Eaton is 7 inches as we have been told. Over by the dam at Eaton a customer told us they got into some nice crappie using red or black jigs tipped with grubbs. Again Happy New Year!
Wave report: click or 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:
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 near 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.