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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Georgia

By Alli Hill

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Georgia

From the largemouth bass of Lake Allatoona to the red snapper of the state’s coastal waters, Georgia attracts visitors from all over for its fishing opportunities. Of course, to catch your share you’ll first need to suit up with the right gear, which you’ll be able to find at these 10 best bait and tackle shops in Georgia.

1. Oakwood Bait & Tackle, Oakwood, GA

If you’re heading out for a day on Lake Lanier, you’ll want to stop at Oakwood Bait & Tackle first. This full-service shop can provide all your fishing needs and point you in the right direction for a successful day of fishing. They’re the area experts, and love putting their firsthand knowledge to work for you.

2. Buccaneer’s Bait & Tackle, St. Marys, GA

Offering the best in live bait and tackle in the area, Buccaneers knows fishing like no other. They’ve always got a good selection to cater to your offshore and inshore fishing needs. Combine that with friendly hometown service and you’ll never want to go anywhere else.

3. Buford Dam Bait & Tackle, Cumming, GA

Not only do they offer a huge selection of live and artificial bait, they’re also right next door to a filling station for the human appetite. You can stock up on snacks, beer, and deli items to prevent you from abandoning your fishing spot in search of food. This one-stop shop’s convenience is valuable to its customers, which keeps them coming back every time.

4. Striper Soup Bait & Tackle, Acworth, GA

This drive-thru bait shop is truly one of a kind! Close to Lakes Allatoona and Carters, you can expect the best bait for the fish here. The experience alone is worth the trip.

5. Angler’s Corner, Doraville, GA

Bait, tackle, and dry ice are what you’ll find at Angler’s Corner. You can stock your cooler with groceries while you get your gear to save you from making another trip elsewhere. They offer discounts on bulk bait purchases of $100 or more, perfect if you have a large group for your fishing trip.

6. Big Ernie’s Bait & Tackle, Jonesboro, GA

This hometown bait shop is an icon of its community. Aside from their friendly service and area knowledge, you can expect a good variety of bait and other gear in one of the cleanest, most well organized bait stores you’ll ever step foot in.

7. Tybee Island Bait & Tackle, Tybee Island, GA

You’ll come for the bait, but you won’t be able to ignore the beautiful view of the waterfront you get while shopping. This Tybee Island favorite features all the bait you need for a successful day of fishing in the area, backed up by experts who know the area well and can put you on the right path.

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8. St. Simons Bait & Tackle, St. Simon’s Island, GA

Customers love coming to St. Simons Bait & Tackle because they know they can get quality frozen bait and gear at affordable prices. You can’t help but feel like family when you visit, as the staff makes sure to serve up a dose of southern hospitality the Peach State is known for.

9. Hammond’s Fishing Center, Cumming, GA

In business for over 30 years, Hammond’s has built its reputation on trust, quality, and value. They’ve proven themselves to be the Lake Lanier experts when it comes to fishing and can help you get exactly what you need. They’re open every day year-round (minus Christmas Day) to offer you every possible chance to pursue your passion.

10. Sammy’s Bait & Tackle, Bainbridge, GA

Truth be told, there isn’t much to do in Bainbridge outside of fishing. That’s why the area is lucky to have a dedicated bait and tackle shop that can cater to the fishing community here. Get your license, ice, supplies, gas, and other necessities all in a single stop.


Alli Hill is a freelance content writer and mom of two. She spends most of her free time exploring the great outdoors by trail or by kayak. She is also the founder and director of FreelanceSpeak, a blog to support other freelance creatives.

As local communities continue to update Covid-19 regulations, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for the latest information.