10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Idaho

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Idaho

From mom and pop shops to big-name retailers, the bait and tackle shops of Idaho have proven themselves to be among the very best. From rods and reels to nightcrawlers and meal worms, fishing is made simple at these 10 awesome bait and tackle shops in the state. 

1. Idaho Fishing Outfitters, Rigby, ID

Idaho Fishing Outfitters is one of the best spots to pick up bait and tackle in the Rigby, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, and St. Anthony areas of Idaho. Primarily, they are a fly fishing shop but sell all the equipment you’ll need for a fantastic fishing trip.

2. Howard’s Tackle Shoppe, Nampa, ID

Howard’s Tackle Shoppe calls themselves the “Biggest Little Tackle Store in Idaho!” They provide tackle and fishing supplies with over 500 brand names of fishing rods. Live bait includes meal worms, crickets, night crawlers, and more.

3. Idaho Angler, Boise, ID

Idaho Angler offers fishing classes and guided trips, in addition to their large supply of rods, bait, and tackle. For almost 25 years, Idaho Angler has provided excellent customer service and wonderful products to their customers.

4. Becker’s Tackle Shop, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Becker’s Tackle Shop is Coeur d’Alene’s “First and Only Bass Shop,” according to their website. They cater almost exclusively to bass fishermen, and carry the best bait and tackle to make your next bass trip one to remember.

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5. Tackle Tom’s, Cascade, ID

Since 1988, Tackle Tom’s has provided the anglers of Cascade, Idaho, with consistently great service and products. A recent reviewer wrote that Tackle Tom’s is “Easily the best bait and tackle shop in Idaho.” With sterling reviews like that, expect to find everything you need at Tackle Tom’s. 

6. Henry’s Fork Anglers, Island Park, ID

Henry’s Fork Anglers have been in business since 1976 and today carries a full line of flies, bait, and tackle. They offer guided trips and regularly updated fishing condition information. Check out their website for frequently updated sale items. 

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7. Larry’s Sporting Goods, Nampa, ID

Larry’s Sporting Goods shop in Nampa, Idaho, sells all kinds of sporting goods, including guns, hunting gear, tackle, bait, and fishing gear. They’ve kept their customers happy since 1987 with no end in sight. 

8. Jimmy’s Fly Shop, Idaho Falls, ID

Open six days a week, Jimmy’s Fly Shop in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is an angler shop for all seasons. Idaho Falls is known for their excellent blue-ribbon trout rivers, and the folks at Jimmy’s have the experience, the know-how, and the product line to help you achieve fishing success.

9. II Fly LLC., Ashton, ID

II Fly LLC sells “a large variety of Henry’s Lake flies tied by Bill Scheiss, dry flies, and much more.” Bait options include salmon flies, stoneflies, terrestrials (like beetles and ants), dry flies, and flies by the dozen.

10. Dry Creek Outfitters, Murtaugh, ID

Dry Creek Outfitters hold tournaments and regular events along with custom baits, including solar power bait, tubes, creatures, grubs, worms, steelhead, and more. They provide the best salt saturated tubes needed for tournament angling.