5/02/16 hello anglers,fishing as slowed a little bit due to weather but it's going to get alot nicer this upcoming weekend. don't forget walleye is now in season for anyone catching them on the lake. bass boats are everywhere in the bay. this weekend was crazy on the water with the wind and rain but some anglers still went out in it. anglers are starting to get more lake trout out of northeast at about 50 to 55 fow using spoons. some anglers reported getting lake trout off of shades and 12 mile creek using spoons. we still have a decent amount of spoons in stock for anybody wanting to fish for lake trout. water temp is at 45 surface temp and 46 down deeper. perch has slowed a little bit because the lake turned over but this week it shoiuld pick up because anglers are reporting seeing alot of fish on the fish finder but just not biting this weekend. walleye should start showing up at night early morning at 16,20 and trout run. anglers use rapala f13 or rapala f18 to cast out into the lake. rapala came out with a new color this year called hot steel in f18 really good colrs for early walleye fishing. eaton or bulls dam anglers have been getting big crappie and perch using some day isle fishing jigs with minnows or maggots in a small boat or canoe. some anglers have reported catching some crappie off shore close to new york side of dam. lake pleasant has been pretty popular for trout fishing using mealworms. anglers have been catching trout and some steelhead at 20 mile creek. 4 mile up higher byt hte bridge or napier park has been good for trout fishing. anglers have been fishing gravel pit in fairview and water work ponds also for trout and doing pretty good. most popular bait this week has been maggots,waxworms and salted minnows and gold mealworms. fake baits anglers are using jarred eggs,trout paste. anglers are still catching perch off the piers,don john and border patrol. nice bass being caught off the south pier. northeast marina,east ave boat launch have their docks in but shades beach still has to put docks in and drudge it yet. not sure when this will happen because harbor creek can be slow getting things done, this thursday we will be getting new reefrunners in with some new colors this year and dutch fork also. lots of new stuff coming in for perch and walleye season this week. we have lots of reels and lots of poles to choose from. come check us out this week:) we clean fish also .50 a fish for panfish or perch. walleye,bass steelhead lake trout 2.00 a fish. don't forget to read your new fishing regulations book for 2016 some things have changed in it. we still have stocking schedule for trout in the store for anyone interested. we will be looking into getting a fishing license machine in the next month or so because we want to make it better for our customers. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
4/21/16 hello anglers,fishing has been pretty good so far this spring:) anglers are catching perch off the piers,border patrol and liberty park. boaters have been going out at 48 fow off east ave. northeast marina has been pretty good for lake trout and bass.there are some steelhead in the creeks but it's staring to wind down. bass will be in creeks real soon and walleye wil be out at the mouths at night and early morning hours. in two weeks we will be getting in new colors for reefrunners and dutch fork. we have lots of different types of lb test and styles of line in stock this year. get your poles all set up for perch and walleye now. 4 mile and 20 mile were stocked and will be stocked again soon for trout. cascade creek and water works ponds were stocked also. lake pleasant was stocked too. we have complete stocking schedule in our store come check it out this weekend. we have had pretty good reports of anglers catching a good number of stockies. we have lots of new reels in stock also come check us out this weekend. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
4/3/2016 hello anglers,fishing is still pretty good if the weather will coperate soon. anglers are still reporting catching perch off the piers. crappie at north pier. anglers have been trolling for bass and lake trout bass. we have lots of tackle in stock for trout and steelhead are still in the creeks. anglers have reported catching fresh steelhead in upper 20 mile (tomato patch) 4mile creek at the foot bridge. anyone that has empty snuff cans laying around we will take them for trout season. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
3/30/16 hello anglers,the fishing is starting to heat up:)perch are being caught off all the piers,border patrol and liberty park. anglers have had good luck in boats at the stinkhole,head of the bay and right before the entrance to erie yact club. eaton or bulls dam crappie are being caught in good numbers but you will need a canoe or small boat to get to them. anglers are going straight across the lake to just before the weed bed they are at the edge of the weed bed in 12 ft of water. creeks have fish in them if they are not down low check further up in the creek. lake trout are starting to be caught close in at northeast marina using spoons. we now have a nice selection of michigan stinger spoons for sale. we also have some nice trolling rods(used) for sale. come check us out this weekend. if you have a large bait order just let us know by monday of that week and we can get it 2 days later. we will special order any bait or tackle that you need for opening day of trout which is april 16 2016 at 8 am. come see us this weekend and get geared up:)thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)we also have complete stocking schedule for fih and boat commision on hand come check it out
3/14/2016 hello anglers,fishing has really started to heat up this spring so far. creeks are low and clear but anglers are reporting catching fish. all creeks have fish in them except 7 mile creek. hotspots this week are 4,16 and 20 mile creeks. baits minnows,waxworms,maggots and nght crawlers. anglers are fishing lower end and upper end of the creeks. weatherman is calling for rain a couple times this week so it should help the fishing for next weekend. anglers have been catching perch off public dock,misery bay,perry's landing,border patrol. anglers reporting catching crappie in the lagoons. bulls dam anglers are reporting catching northern pike using large golden shiners and spoons. anglers are fishing off boats in the bay area for perch. we have lots of tackle still in stock. we are now open till 6 pm. thank you all for your support:)happy fishing:)ps lake trout should start up to heat up pretty soon.
3/04/2016 hello anglers,eaton or bulls dam does not have safe ice everything is open now. anglers have been fishing south pier catching perch and some walleye. border patrol anglers have been reported catching perch. anglers have reported catching crappie at long pond at pennsula. north pier is also fishable now. creeks are all open and fishable. creeks have been running high and milky for a couple day but are flowing better today. weatherman calling for some rain next couple days but it will bring some more fish in. hotspots 4,16 and now 20 mile. anglers are using minnows,egg sacks and single eggs. sorry i have,nt update in awhile but the weather is so crazy. this weekend is going to be perfect steelhead weather 38 to 40. lake temps are up to 36 so steelhead will start to become more active 40 is target water temp. it won't be long until anglers are fishing catching lake trout. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
2/22/15 hello anglers,creeks are open now and anglers have been catching fish. hotspots 16 mile creek first and second falls. 4 mile creek fish are all the way up in the creek. creeks are in good shape now they were running really high on saturday. ice situation misery is not safe for now. lake pleasant anglers are fishing in close. bulls dam 8 inches and anglers are catching pike and some big crappies. south pier is open for fishing now. anglers have reported some walleye and perch. we have a manual downrigger for sale it's made by rivera and is in excellant condition. we are asking 75.00 or best offer. we will be getting in some michigan stinger spoon for anyone wanting to lake trout fish. they should be coming in the next two weeks. new colors this year. hot bait this week egg sack and minnows for steelhead. large golden shiners for pike and grubbs for crappies. thank you for all your support:)happy fishing:)
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.