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 Lake Erie Central Basin - Bait & Tackle 

Bait and tackle listings for Lake Erie from Huron to Cleveland.  Get descriptions, photos, and contact information for the stores where you plan to fish.  more listings coming soon!

J n J's Harbor Drive Thru & Bait          Map

910 Main Street 

Huron, Ohio 44839


If you are going to fish Huron your first stop needs to be Harbor Drive Thru!

J n J's carries a good slection of bait, ice, beer, pop, snacks.  Crawlers sold in bulk supply - call for details.  They also carry a wide assortment of tackle for the local area.  Convenient to Holiday Harbor Marina, area boat launches and fishing piers.  J n J's is a Walleye 101 preferred location.  Stop by and tell Jay that Walleye Kid sent you!


Directions: Located about a mile south of Highway 6 on Main Street.  If you get to the Lutheran church you've gone too far.

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Huron Bait & Supply                Map

38 Main Street 

Huron, Ohio 44839


Huron Bait & Supply carries bait, ice, snacks, licenses, and they also have a fish cleaning service for walleye and perch.  Located at the base of the Huron fishing pier.  You can also pull up to their docks by boat from the Huron River.  

Directions: Located about a mile north of Highway 6 on Main Street.  Can be a little difficult to find the first time - just ask someone where the pier is and you can't miss it.

Bad Boy Bait & Tackle          Map

4414 Liberty Ave

Vermilion, Ohio 44089



Their slogan is "Providing fisherman with the finest tackle at a fair price".  Bad Boy has a great selection of local tackle designed for Lake Erie.  Whether you're after trophy walleye in the fall or looking to fill a bucket with some perch they have it all.  Get tackle, bait, ice, pop, snacks or even book a charter.  Convenient to the South Street boat launch.  Big parking lot with easy-in and easy-out if you're trailering a boat.  Stop by and tell them you heard about Bad Boy Bait & Tackle on Walleye!


Directions: Located about a mile east of the bridge on the north side of Liberty Ave (Hwy6).  


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Central Basin Bait & Tackle

5312 Liberty Ave. (Highway 6)

Vermilion, Ohio 44089

(440) 967-6466

They carry minnows, crawlers, and a good selection of tackle.  Home of Joe's Fish & Game Taxidermy

Located just west of the Vermilion River bridge on the north side of the road.

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Sportsman's Outpost

Denny Retired and Closed in Early 2009

4340 Liberty Ave. (Highway 6)

Vermilion, Ohio 44089

(440) 967-4000


Sportsman's Outpost carries crawlers, and a very good selection of tackle.  Denny is always happy to provide you with the latest fishing report.


Directions: Located about 2 miles east of the Vermilion River bridge on the north side of the road.

Rich's Hook Line Sinker       

Rich Closed His Bait Shop Spring 2009

5200 Ohio Street

Vermilion, Ohio 44089

(440) 967-2750

Rich's carries minnows, crawlers, and a good selection of local tackle favorites.  Rich will provide you with an up-to-date fishing report if you give him a call.    Park your boat on the road right in front of the store.



Located directly across from the South Street Launch Ramp.  Take West River Road off Liberty Ave (Highway 6) and Rich's will be on the right side a couple blocks off Liberty.


GPS Coordinates 41.25.195   82.21.501 (Note: Rich's is not on the water)

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