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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Texas

By Ian-Spiegel Blum

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Texas

It’s no surprise that Texas has a bait and tackle shop on what seems like every corner. Whether your technique is fly or conventional, anglers can access over 70 state parks across Texas. Find all of the bait and tackle you’ll need for your next outing at these 10 awesome shops in the state. 

1. Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle, Killeen, TX

Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in Killeen, Texas, sells everything from boats to tackle. They sell tournament-grade tackle and are happy to help with tips and tricks to improve your fishing game. Check their website for a full listing of products.

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2. Lazy Pelican, Anahuac, TX

The Lazy Pelican is a modest live bait shop, selling live shrimp, mud minnows, and mullets. They’re within minutes of the North Trinity Bay, one of the most popular fishing destinations on the Texas coast.

3. Fishing Tackle Unlimited, Multiple locations

Fishing Tackle Unlimited has three Houston-area locations, including two in Houston and one in Sugar Land, Texas. They sell reels, rods, lures, bait, and tackle and have for almost 40 years. As one of the largest fishing shops in the area, there’s a great chance they have exactly what you need.

4. Angler’s Pro Tackle and Outdoors, Fort Worth, TX

Angler’s Pro Tackle and Outdoors in Fort Worth, Texas, is a huge retail shop built in 2009. They provide excellent customer service in addition to their incredibly large array of products, from gun accessories, casting reels, umbrella rigs, pre-owned tackle, and much, much more. 

It’s all in the details

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5. Brannan’s Bass Shop, Powderly, TX

Since 1983, Brannan’s Bass Shop has provided “a full line of supplies for bass, crappie, and catfish enthusiasts.” They are open early, and have a wide selection of hard baits, spinner baits, buzz baits, and casting rods. 

6. East Texas Archery Bait and Tackle, Mt. Vernon, TX

East Texas Archery Bait and Tackle provides the people of Mt. Vernon with fishing gear, ice, archery equipment, bait, and tackle. Bait options include nightcrawlers, livers tub, frozen shad, meal worms, and much more.

7. Roy’s Bait and Tackle, Corpus Christi, TX

Roy’s Bait and Tackle in Corpus Christi, Texas, specializes in providing fishermen with everything they could need for saltwater, freshwater, and fly fishing. That includes rods, reels, fly fishing, kayaks, hooks, lures, and accessories. They have soft, hard, and frozen bait.

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8. April Sound Bait and Tackle, Montgomery, TX

April Sound sells bait, tackle, and fishing supplies. They are proud to offer veterans and first responders a 20 percent discount on their entire purchases. They have live and frozen bait. The entire shop, from floor to ceiling, is lined with awesome fishing equipment—it’s more than worth a visit. 

9. Seapony Bait and Tackle, Winnie, TX

Seapony Bait and Tackle styles themselves as “The Best LITTLE Tackle shop in town,” in Winnie, Texas. They sell bait for redfish and shark including sheep head, as well as fresh and frozen mullet. In addition, check out their array of reels and circle hooks.

10. Fat Boys Bait and Tackle, Galveston, TX

Fat Boys Bait and Tackle is another small bait and tackle shop, but it makes a big impact with large signage and a free ramp. Visitors to Galveston, Texas, can expect great selection, sparkling customer service, and helpful tips and tricks for the local waters.

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.

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