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Explore Bait & Tackle Shops Along the Gulf Coast

Dive into the heart of angling, supporting both the seasoned and greenhorn angler. Get the gear you need next time you want to fish, a few notably great bait and tackle shops around the Gulf Coast.

Anna Maria Island (AMI) Florida Tackle Shops

Known for its pristine beaches and clear waters, Anna Maria Island is a haven for anglers targeting saltwater species like tarpon, snook, redfish, and spotted sea trout. The surrounding waters include flats, mangroves, and nearshore reefs, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced fishermen. Visitors can look forward to a mix of casual pier fishing and more adventurous charter experiences.

Shop NameServices OfferedLocationContact Information
Island Discount TackleFull service tackle shop, live and frozen bait, charter fishingKeyes Marina, 5503 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL(941) 779-2838
Annie’s Bait & TackleWide selection of bait and tackle4334 127th St W., Cortez, FL941 794 3580
AMI OutfittersSpecializes in outdoor gear, including fishing tackle401 & 505 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL941 254 4996
Bridge Street Bait ShopOffers fishing & fun activities, including fishing pole rentals200 Bridge Street, Building A, Bradenton Beach, FL(941) 465-8624
The Rod & Reel PierPier fishing with bait available on-site, iconic fishing locationNear Bateman’s, Anna Maria IslandNot directly provided
Anna Maria City PierOffers a newly rebuilt pier with bait and tackle shop, open dailyAnna Maria IslandNot directly provided
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Boca Grande and Gasparilla Florida Tackle Shops

Boca Grande is world-renowned for its tarpon fishing, particularly in the Boca Grande Pass, where the silver giants are abundant during the season. Alongside tarpon, anglers can also target saltwater species such as snook, redfish, and permit. The area’s professional guides, high-quality bait and tackle shops, and the luxurious yet laid-back island atmosphere make Boca Grande an exceptional fishing destination.

Shop NameServices OfferedLocationContact Information
Boca Grande MarinaOffers live bait, fishing gear, artificial lures & soft baits, tackle boxes, cast nets, and moreBoca Grande, FLNot directly provided
Gasparilla MarinaHuge selection of live and frozen bait, terminal tackle, lures, jigs, rod & reel combos, and more15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida, FL(941) 214-8222
Boca Grande OutfittersSouthwest Florida’s complete saltwater fly fishing and light tackle outfitterBoca Grande, FLNot directly provided
Florida Inshore AdventuresOffers fishing charters, sunset cruises, and ECO tours on the SUNCOAST of FloridaBradenton, FL(941) 357-3350
Fly Fish Boca GrandeSpecializes in fly fishing tackleNorth Port, FL(941) 840-2805
Fisherman’s Edge TackleKnown as the best bait & tackle shop in SW Florida with live and frozen baits, rod and reel repairsGrove City, FL(941) 697-7595
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Crystal River Florida Tackle Shops

Crystal River is renowned for its unique freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities, thanks to its spring-fed rivers and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers can target species including largemouth bass in the freshwater springs, and redfish, snook, and trout in the saltwater areas. The area is also famous for its scalloping season, attracting families and recreational fishers seeking a fun and rewarding experience on the water.


Shop NameServices OfferedContact InformationNotes
Twin Rivers MarinaBait, marina services, boat rentals(352) 795-3552, 2880 N Seabreeze Pt, Crystal River, FL 34429Well-regarded for its friendly staff and easy access fuel dock.
Pete’s Pier IncFreshwater marina, bait, boat storage(352) 795-3302, 1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429Largest freshwater Marina in Crystal River, ideal for launching adventures.
Reel Time OutfittersFishing supplies, bait(352) 461-9171, 1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429Offers bait (live & artificial) and no fishing licenses required for trips.
Nature Coast ChartersInshore and near shore fishing charters, tackle and bait(352) 746-9067, Crystal River, FL 34428Capt. Dick takes fishing charters for various species with all tackle and bait furnished.
Brown Hound BaitsFishing bait(352) 615-7235, Serving the Crystal River AreaKnown for producing high-quality bait at lower prices.

Homosassa Florida Tackle Shops

Homosassa FL, a rich fishing heritage with a blend of backcountry and offshore fishing opportunities. The Homosassa River and surrounding flats are prime spots for catching tarpon, redfish, and trout, especially appealing to fly fishermen and light tackle enthusiasts. The area’s natural beauty and wildlife add to the fishing experience, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a serene and “backwater” fishing trip.

Shop NameServices OfferedYears in BusinessContact InformationNotes
Reel River Tours and ChartersFishing tackle, tours/operators & promotersNot specified(352) 316-7391, Homosassa, FL 34448Offers underwater world explorations and more​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Blue Water Bait & TackleFishing tackle, bait37 years(352) 628-0414, 4065 S Suncoast BlvdA full service bait & tackle shop known for its comprehensive offerings​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Nature Coast ChartersFishing tackleNot specified(352) 746-9067, Crystal River, FLSpecializes in inshore and near shore fishing charters​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Central Florida Guide ServiceFishing tackle, boat tours, fishing guidesNot specifiedServing the Homosassa AreaFocuses on big trophy bass and offers a fishing school​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Capt Franks Scalloping & Fishing ChartersFishing tackle8 years(352) 875-8384, 1 SW 1st PlKnown for snorkeling and scalloping in the Gulf’s clear waters​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Eds Tackle ShopFishing tackle, bait, wholesale & manufacturers44 years(352) 795-4178, 983 N Suncoast BlvdLong-established shop offering a wide range of fishing supplies​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
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St. Petersburg Florida Tackle Shops

St. Petersburg is a fishing paradise located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, offering an extensive variety of fishing experiences from the vibrant Tampa Bay to the Gulf’s deep waters. Anglers can target everything from the elusive snook to the mighty tarpon, as well as offshore species like kingfish and mahi-mahi. The area’s extensive public piers, parks, and charter services cater to all, from family outings to competitive sportfishing.

Shop NameServices OfferedLocationContact InformationAdditional Info
St. Pete Fishing OutfittersWide range of bait and tackle, custom rods, fishing seminars3450 34th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713(727) 317-4949Open 7 days a week, includes a bait shop and ice machine​ (St. Pete Fish Shop)​.
4th Street TackleTop brand fishing tackle, live and frozen bait, drinks, and snacks4201 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703(727) 822-8326Offers low priced gear for various fishing situations​ (4thstreettackle)​.
Gator Jim’s TackleComprehensive fishing gear, apparel, cast nets, lures3301 Pinellas Point Dr S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712(727) 289-8499Over 30 years of experience, accessible from 275 at exit 16​ (Gator Jim’s Tackle)​.
Riviera Bait & TackleFishing rods, reels, lines, lures, live bait, and accessoriesDetails not specifiedDetails not specifiedKnown for its friendly staff and community atmosphere​ (Fishing Florida Water LLC)​.
Don’s Dock Seafood Market & Bait ShackLive and frozen bait, fishing tackle and accessoriesLocated in St. PetersburgOperational hours detailedPopular for a wide variety of bait and fishing tackle​ (Captain Experiences)​.
Bottom CandySoft plastic baits, fishing supplies, and tackle1501 Manor Way S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705(727) 638-0460Specializes in unique baits like octopus tentacles​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​.
Inverted Fishing Charters Tampa and St Petersburg

Tampa Florida Tackle Shops

Shop NameServices OfferedContact InformationSource
Tampa Fishing OutfittersVast selection of fishing tackle3916 W Osborne Ave, (813) 870-1234​ (Tampa Fishing Outfitters )​
Gandy Bait & TackleWide selection of live and frozen bait, aerator systems, rods, reels, and more4923 W. Gandy Blvd, (813) 839-5551​ (GandyBaitShop)​
The Bait Bus, Tight Lines Bait BusRod & reel repairs, custom fishing rods, terminal tackle1615 West Sligh Ave, (813) 513-2043​ (Tight Lines Bait Bus)​
Sailor Mike’s Bait & TackleFishing bait4925 W Gandy Blvd, (813) 902-9360​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Southeastern Fishing Tackle LiquidatorsFishing supplies, tackle parts & repair, fish nets2907 N Florida Ave, (813) 223-3775​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Boating CenterFishing supplies, boat equipment, camping gear10501 Palm River Rd, (813) 655-2080​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
StowMate Storage OrganizersBoat equipment, fishing tacklePO Box 340521, (813) 962-8665​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Xtreme OutfittersFishing tackle, boat equipment, sporting goods5915 Memorial Hwy Ste 120, (813) 888-8407​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Gander MountainSporting goods, camping equipment, fishing supplies11655 W Hillsborough Ave, (813) 343-6010​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Islamorada Fish CompanyFishing supplies, camping equipment, boat equipment​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
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Tarpon Springs Florida Tackle Shops

Tarpon Springs, not just famous for its sponge docks, also offers excellent saltwater fishing opportunities, particularly known for its namesake, the tarpon. The area’s waters are home to a wide array of species including snook, redfish, and grouper, providing year-round fishing adventures. With numerous charters and bait shops ready to equip anglers of all levels, Tarpon Springs is a welcoming destination for both leisure and sport fishing.

Shop NameServices OfferedYears in BusinessContact InformationSource
Tarpon Trading CompanyLive bait, frozen bait, tackle, ice/drinks/snacks, apparelSince 20141197 N. Pinellas Avenue, (727) 937-1488​ (Tarpon Trading Compa)​​ (MapQuest)​
Fin S’ ChartersFishing bait, tours-operators & promoters18 Years6655 Millstone Dr, (813) 927-3179​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Southerland Bayou Bait ShackFishing bait13 Years2119 Alt 19, (727) 216-6979​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
HotFish ChartersFishing bait, charters & parties, fishing guidesNot specified1432 14th St, (727) 542-3413​ ( | The Real Yellow Pages)​
Tarpon Fishing OutfittersWide range of fishing gear and baitNot specified1500 US Hwy 19 N, (727) 935-7258​ (Tarpon Fishing Outfitters)​

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