By Lauren I.
Whether you cast your line on the Hudson River, Montauk Point, or out at sea, having the right gear can mean the difference between success and failure. New York anglers are graced with some of the best bait and tackle shops around. Trust the experts at these esteemed shops across that state.
Run by seasoned fisherman Paulie, this Montauk fishing establishment provides professional and recreational fishers with the full spectrum of supplies. Expect to find everything from custom rods to seasonal fresh and frozen bait.
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Fishers around Sheepshead Bay rely on the expertise and full selection of Stella Maris Bait & Tackle to aid them out on the water. They stock everything from rods, rigs, and reels to live, seasonal bait.
Located near the New York coast of Lake Champlain, this bait and tackle shop is run by the friendly and knowledgeable Norm, who stocks everything you need for a successful fishing trip on the lake.
Founded in 1952, Thousand Island Bait Store carries the lures you need to catch panfish, bass, northern pike, walleye, and muskie in the St. Lawrence River.
If you want to go fishing in the Hamptons, East End Bait & Tackle is a shop to check out. Selling clothing and equipment like rods, reels, and tackle from high-quality brands, this bait and tackle shop has you covered.
With a motto like “We’re not the biggest, just the best,” you can expect a lot from this fishing shop in the Catskills region. The shop stocks everything you need for fly fishing out on the river, including attire, fishing rods, and bait.
Hudson River fishing enthusiasts should make River Basin Sports their first stop from March through November. Selling rods, reels, lures, and accessories and doling out expert information about fishing on the Hudson, this shop has earned a great reputation in the area.
Rochester’s premier fishing supply, this shop will “hook you up” with all manner of equipment—from fishing rods and lines to lures, baits, and electronics.
This Sag Harbor bait and tackle shop is extremely well-stocked, with the largest supply of salt water flies on Long Island’s East End. The store sells rods, reels, lures, and more, and its experienced employees perform repairs when you need them.