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 Lake Erie Far West - Bait & Tackle 

Lake Erie western basin bait stores and tackle shops from the Detroit River to the Ohio border.  Get descriptions, photos, and contact information for the bait stores where you plan to fish. 

Bottomline  Bait & Tackle     Map Click Here

32660 Jefferson Avenue  
Rockwood, Michigan 48173

(734) 379-9762


Bottomline is located directly across from the Erie Metro Park entrance.  Near the very southern end of the Detroit River and near Lake Erie.  Very good selection of bait including minnows, crawlers, and a large selection of local and regional tackle.  Minnows can be a problem in this area during the summer months as many of the bait shops catch their own supply - so call ahead.  They can also run low during the peak of the walleye run in April and May.        

Bottomline sells both Michigan and Ohio fishing licenses year round.  Ontario licenses are available February-April and take a couple days to arrive back at the store.  You can order them over the phone. 

Directions:  Easy to find.  From I75 take exit #29 and go east until you hit Jefferson Avenue.  Turn right (south) and Bottomline will be on your right side about 1.7 miles down Jefferson.  The bait shop is directly across from Lake Erie Metro Park. 

Matthews Bait & Tackle          Map Click Here

14011 LaPlaisance Rd.

Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 241-4757


Matthews Bait and Tackle offers a wide variety of services for people fishing out of the Bolles Harbor area.  They have a full selection of local tackle, lots of live bait, snacks, Michigan and Ohio fishing licenses.  They have a fishing report online that is updated on a regular basis.  You can always get the latest up-to-date fishing report if you give them a call.    They also offer fish cleaning services, can hook you up with a guide, boat slip rentals, and they even have an electronic newsletter that you can sign up for. Stop by and see Jason or Captain Mike for all your fishing needs!


Located less than a mile past the entrance to the DNR ramp - east of I75 on the south side LaPlaisance Road. 

Erie Party Shoppe

6838 LaPlaisance Road

Monroe, MI 48161

(734) 457-0006

Erie Party Shop carries minnows, crawlers, sandwiches, soda, a good selection of local tackle favorites, as well as Michigan and Ohio fishing licenses.  They can provide you with an up-to-date fishing report if you give them a call.    They also offer fish cleaning services. Park your boat on the road right in front of the store.




Located a couple blocks past the entrance to the DNR ramp - east of I75 on the north side LaPlaisance Road. 

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