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7 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Dakota

By Kelsey Cardot

7 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Dakota

Nothing quite replicates the feeling of casting a line into a shimmering lake after a long week. From salmon, to brown trout, to walleye, the fishing possibilities in North Dakota are among the best. But if you need to get a new rod and reel or you’re looking for live bait, you’ll have to stop at one of your local bait and tackle shops before heading out. Here are the best in the state.   

1. Fargo Bait & Tackle, Fargo, ND

Fargo Bait & Tackle is tops when it comes to fishing gear. There is a huge selection of merchandise and it is all available at a reasonable price. The employees are friendly and experts in everything fishing related, and can provide advice for anyone, from beginners to master fishermen. The owner even makes some fishing rigs himself to keep prices low and customers interested!

2. Dakota Tackle, Bismarck, ND

Dakota Tackle in Bismarck has fishing gear for every season, like ice augers, trolling motors, bottom bouncers, and spinner components. The store may be on the smaller side but the employees incredible expertise can point any fisherman in the right direction. No matter if you’re a casual or expert fisherman, Dakota Tackle has something for you!

3. Scenic Sports & Liquor, Williston, ND

Located in western North Dakota, Williston’s Scenic Sports & Liquor has something for every outdoorsman. Their shelves stock everything like guns, liquor, fishing equipment, tackle, ammo, delicious fried food, and more. As a bonus, the store is only a mile from the Little Muddy River and 19 miles from scenic Lake Sakakawea, so customers can try out their new equipment right next door!

Why wouldn't you sell guns and liquor at the same place??

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4. 6 Mile Corner Bait & Tackle, Garrison, ND

This shop boasts everything such as bait, tackle, fishing information, boat, outboard repair, Minn Kota Motors, Lowrance Marine Electronics, Hewitt docks and lifts, and ShoreMaster docks and lifts. The shop stocks the parts to do most minor repairs quickly, while complicated repairs can be done in only one or two days. 6 Mile Corner has served the Garrison community since 1998 and they have only improved with time! 

5. The Outfitters, Minot, ND

The Outfitters has proudly served the Minot and Minot Air Force Base communities for years by providing top-of-the-line fishing and sports equipment at unbeatable prices. This store has the largest selection of fishing tackle and bait in the area, with over 6,500 square-feet of sports items. Minot’s the Outfitters has everything a sportsman or woman could need!

6. Dakota Lakes Tackle, West Fargo, ND

Since 2011, Fargo’s Dakota Lakes Tackle has made waves in the North Dakota fishing community by providing high-quality fishing tackle. The top-notch tackle and down-home atmosphere can’t be beat! 

7. Ed’s Bait Shop, Devils Lake, ND

Ed’s Bait Shop is a tried and true staple of the Devils Lake and surrounding areas fishing communities, stocking a huge selection of tackle, bait, gas, snacks, and guide services. 

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.