Minnesota is home to more than 10,000 lakes, so we take fishing pretty seriously around the Twin Cities. There are so many fishing destinations and dozens of species, so it's easy to see why our area is one of the top freshwater fishing destinations in the country.
The key to a great fishing trip is planning and preparation. That's why having a good bait and tackle shop on the way to your favorite fishing destination is so important. Here is a quick list of some of the best bait and tackle shops around Minneapolis and St Paul where you can stock up on gear.
- Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle - 1985 Geneva Ave. N, Oakdale, MN 55128
For some custom or hard-to-find tackle, we suggest a trip to Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle. Not only will you find high-quality products and an extensive inventory, the fishing pros in this shop are always happy to share tips and knowledge. The shop also offers fishing guide services. Fresh live bait is available in-store, and some products can even be ordered online. This shop is conveniently located just a short drive from some great Roseville homes for sale.
- Mend Provisions - 2719 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mend Provisions specializes in high-quality fly fishing and outdoor gear. This is the ideal shop for fly fishing beginners, as the staff is always willing to help answer questions and make recommendations. Whether you need poles, flies, waders, or reels, you'll find top-notch products at this store. Best of all, it's located down the street from some spectacular Minneapolis homes for sale.
- Kathy's Live Bait - 1239 Rice St., St Paul, MN 55117
For fresh live bait, useful tackle, fishing pole repairs, and more, cruise on over to Kathy's Live Bait, where you'll find everything you need for a successful fishing trip. Prices are reasonable, and the service is friendly. You can also purchase a fishing license at the shop. After stocking up for your trip, schedule a quick tour of one of these St. Paul homes for sale just a short drive away.
- Big B's Bait & Tackle - 11540 Bass Lake Rd., Plymouth, MN 55442
In addition to bait and tackle, you'll also find expert tips and guidance from the staff at Big B's Bait & Tackle. Conveniently located near all the best metro lakes, this shop has all the gear you need, including tackle you can't find at the big retailers. This fishing shop is just down the road from some beautiful Plymouth homes for sale.
- JR's Tackle Fishing Tackle Outlet - 8823 Zealand Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Outstanding poles and excellent custom lures are just a couple of reasons people from all over the area visit JR's Tackle Fishing Tackle Outlet. You'll find reasonable prices, a knowledgeable staff, and some of the best products around. After shopping, make sure to swing by one of these Anoka County homes for sale.
Fishing is a big part of the local culture here in the Twin Cities, so it's not surprising we're home to some of the best bait and tackle shops in the country. For more local business recommendations or to tour local listings, call today.