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.
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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!
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.