Bait & Tackle Tips
Whichever general method an angler chooses to fish with, they need to be well equipped and informed. This is best accomplished by visiting one of the local fishing stores. Many visitors have the misconception that tackle is more expensive in these specialty shops, but that is often not the case. Besides carrying live bait and unique fishing tackle for our area, the experienced local employees can provide first hand fishing knowledge and make specific recommendations to make their customers more successful anglers. Something you usually can’t get at the big box stores.
Local Tackle Shops:
Lost Key Tackle; (pictured) 850-361-1145, 1290 Gulf Beach Hwy (Winn Dixie Shopping Center), Pensacola. Sam’s Bait & Tackle; 981-4245, Orange Beach; 27122 Hwy 180 (Canal Rd 1.2 mile east of Hwy 161). J&M Tackle; 981-5460, Orange Beach; Canal Rd Hwy 180 (under the blue water tower). Lost Bay Tackle; 981-4665, Orange Beach; Perdido Beach Blvd Hwy 182 (Rouse’s shopping center); Hooked Up Bait & Tackle 955-5550, 100 E 20th Ave. Gulf Shores (on the left at foot of bridge); The Reel Bait & Tackle Shop 504-9693, 804 State Highway 59 Summerdale. Gulf Shores Marina 540-2628, 1577 AL Hwy 180 (1 mile east of Fort Morgan).
– By David Thornton