10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Ohio

By Katie Griffing

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Ohio

Ohio is dotted with bait and tackle shops where you can pick up everything you need for a fun and successful day out on the water. These shops know what’s biting, and what bait or tackle you need to make the catch. Here are the 10 best bait and tackle shops in Ohio to visit before your next fishing trip!

1. Hamilton Bait & Tackle, Fairfield, OH

Pick up all the bait you’ll need for your next fishing outing at Hamilton Bait & Tackle in Fairfield. This local shop carries live, frozen, and packaged bait as well as gear, rods, reels, and a variety of tackle.

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2. Harbor Bait and Tackle, Painesville, OH

For all kinds of bait and tackle, head to Harbor Bait and Tackle in Painesville. This shop carries all of the best bait for any fishing trip on Lake Erie and its surrounding tributaries.

3. Mark's Live Bait-Tackle and Ammo, Ravenna, OH

At Mark’s Live Bait-Tackle and Ammo in Ravenna, you’ll find live bait and tackle and you can even get your fishing license before you head out for a day on the water. Mark’s Live Bait-Tackle and Ammo is also well-known for its large seasonal ice fishing inventory.

4. Go Fish & Go Hunt, Middletown, OH

Go Fish & Go Hunt is your one-stop-shop for all fishing and hunting supplies. The shop is loaded with a variety of live bait and tackle for any type of fish you’re after.

5. Mary's Bait Shop, Washington Court House, OH

Mary’s Bait Shop is a local shop serving Central Ohio for more than 40 years and specializing in fishing, hunting, and archery gear and supplies. Mary’s Bait Shop carries a large stock of specialty and staple fishing items, including hard and soft bait, lures, and more.

6. Rickard's Bait and Tackle, Port Clinton, OH

As a family owned and operated business, Rickard’s Bait and Tackle has you covered with all of the fishing supplies you need for a day out on Lake Erie. Whether you’re fishing walleye or bass, Rickard’s Bait and Tackle carries every type of bait for a catch.

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7. Pozzie's Lakeside Bait & Tackle, Lorain, OH

Pozzie’s Lakeside Bait & Tackle in Lorain is a full-service fishing bait and tackle shop specializing in live bait. They also stock an extensive tackle inventory so you can be sure you have everything you need for great fishing on Lake Erie. 

8. Geneva Bait and Tackle, Geneva, OH

Head to Geneva Bait and Tackle for live bait, such as minnows and nightcrawlers, as well as fishing tackle, ice, and beverages. Find other supplies such as K.O. Wobblers, Tite-Lok rod holders, Hula Poppers, and more. 

9. Hi-Way Bait, Tackle & Lodging, Marblehead, OH

Centrally located in the walleye and smallmouth bass capital of the world, Hi-Way Bait, Tackle & Lodging is the best place to pick up fishing lures, live and frozen bait, ice, and more. Make sure to schedule in a stop at Hi-Way Bait, Tackle & Lodging when you’re planning your perfect fishing retreat. 

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10. On The Way Live Bait & Tackle, Cincinnati, OH

On The Way Live Bait & Tackle in Cincinnati carries plenty of bait and tackle for a day or weekend out on the lake or river. If you’re a fishing enthusiasts, you’ll find worms, nightcrawler, crickets, and plenty more.

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