One of the most important aspects of being an angler is finding a trustworthy local bait and tackle shop. Most fishermen and women have a local spot they love for all the gear, bait, and expert knowledge. Here are the best bait and tackle shops across Massachusetts.
Selling a large assortment of fishing rods by Tica and Master, and reels by Quantum, Shakespeare and more, Crossroads Bait & Tackle knows saltwater fishing like the backs of their hands. That doesn’t mean they don’t service the fresh water folks, too. They have an ample supply of both, as well as fresh bait in all seasons.
HUGE SHOUT OUT @Mike and his dad Dick @Crossroads bait and tackle in Salibury Mass. Thank you for you supporting small business and Maine made products!! We hope you and your customers enjoy them👍🏻 #pocketrodrest #mainemade #fishmassachusetts #newenglandfishing #fishsafe #fishhard #strippedbass #bluefintuna #saltlife #startuplife #customerservice
Featuring a vast array of equipment for fly fishermen, salt water enthusiasts and more, Sports Port will have you reeling them in in no time. Highlighting local businesses, consider lures by Daddy Mac Lures and flies by Fly Catcher Flies.
Carrying a large assortment of supplies for both fresh and saltwater fishing, Fisherman’s Outfitter sells Shimano reels, as well as rod and reel combos by Penn. Some famous fishermen out of Gloucester shop here.
Savage gear sand eels and lures are in ample supply at Quincy Bait & Tackle. They also stock an impressive line of reels by Penn.
Check out the nice selection of Shimano reels at Larry’s Tackle. They really know fishing on Martha’s Vineyard, so you can’t go wrong with advice from Larry’s either. Pick up a new fishing rod by Penn while you’re there.
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Located on Newbury’s Plum Island, Surfland Bait & Tackle features exceptional on-site rod and reel repairs. In addition, they carry St. Croix Rods and reels by Penn, and Shimano.
Big thank you goes out to Kay and Mugsy from Surfland Bait and Tackle on Plum Island. I have been going to this shop since I couldn't see over the counter!Means A WHOLE LOT to have them sell the Pocket Rod Rest. Another wonderful addition to our quickly growing customer list!! If your down around Plum Island swing in, say hi to these great folks, grab some bait and a Pocket Rod Rest!! #startuplife #surflandbt #saltlife #strippedbass #pocketrodrest #newenglandfishing #invent #sell #customerservice
Selling a nice assortment of fishing equipment by Rapala, Forestdale Bait and Tackle is located near some exceptional freshwater fishing spots, and they’re always happy to share their trade secrets with those who wander in. Be sure to check out their comprehensive line of Okuma fishing gear while you’re there, too.