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Title: Bait Shop Info
Post by: unoman on Jul 13, 2012, 04:48 PM
Post Bait Shop info here...
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: big bite on Jul 29, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Sep 21, 2012, 07:25 AM
Ric's bait (anglers and archers) in leominster is closed to the public. no big loss..lousy bait..

burp
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: rdhammah on Sep 21, 2012, 08:13 AM
IPPI's in lynn, ma. parkland ave just off of wyoma sq
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: PeterSaloom on Sep 26, 2012, 09:54 AM
Last year I got my bait here in Worcester from a guy on Southwest Cutoff Rd. Barry's Bait and Tackle. He was a nice guy and always had bait available despite the horrible season we had. I would recommend him. He is located in the back end of USA Marine on that road. You can't miss the signs if you cruise down. They are across the street from a gas station. He has a bunch of other stuff available there as well although I haven't taken a good look around.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: sst4life on Sep 28, 2012, 03:52 PM
Fore River tackle
Quincy MA
708 washington st

They are going to be carrying shiners this winter
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Oct 17, 2012, 02:30 PM
fishing finatics  90 main st everett   1 617 381 1997   will have  live bait and ice gear  this ice season www.fishfinatic.com PK lures  polar tipups   indian hill traps 40 up  frabill  ice traps  scoops  augers  cleats  chisels   sounders  pike hooks   Northalsnd forage minnows  jiggin rods   small medium large x ;large shiners    pond shiners    PIKE BAIT chubs  rosie reds mealworms  mouises  crawlers  trout worms  dillies  crayfish  grass shrimp  Tip up line.  Local knowledge  and experience  45 years  fishing experience  GUIDED TRIPS on the water instruction.   OPen all year if door is locked call number listed on door  and someone will be right out  www.santinitube.com
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: teamtip-up on Oct 29, 2012, 07:41 AM

                                                         Duxbury Bait and Tackle
                                                                 781.910.0747

I will be starting to deal chubs in bulk in Mid November.   $2.00/Dz for 20 or more dozen.   Fresh caught so they tank well.  Mostly big stuff but I can accomodate orders for mediums.   I can meet in the Bridgewater area as well.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: JFeen82 on Oct 29, 2012, 08:49 PM
Lunkers
159 Main St
Ashland, MA
508-881-0031

9-530 M-F
830-530 Saturday
Closed Sunday

They carry all size shiners from small to pike size
Also carry suckers during the winter
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Nov 15, 2012, 09:20 AM
 Tom's Bait and Ice Fishing
 496 Groton Rd
 Westford Ma.
 01886
 For all of your Fishing needs,3 sizes on bait, tackle,jiging poles,traps, augers,ect
 M-F 6-4
 Sat 6-12
 Sun 6-12
 Can call ahead at 978-692 3424 
                             978-935-8013



                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Tmuskie on Nov 25, 2012, 12:14 PM
Scrappy’s
 577 East Street
 Chicopee, MA 01020 USA
 (413) 594-9553
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: dstearns82 on Dec 15, 2012, 07:41 AM
living in wales,ma arent too many bait shops with quality bait that are close especially since sportsmens cellar closed....wasnt best bait but ok i guess......i now get my bait just over the line in union,CT at a place called JT's fly shop always has bait and its really close only 5 miles from my house on rte 190 just thought id trow this spot in because of limited places to go as it is
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: FishingNewEngland on Dec 19, 2012, 08:01 AM
Tournament Tackle
352 Old Colony Rd Norton, MA 02766

Call for hours.

http://norton.patch.com/listings/tournament-tackle-company-marine-service (http://norton.patch.com/listings/tournament-tackle-company-marine-service)
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Crazy-Joe on Dec 28, 2012, 07:35 AM

   Granby Bait
    178 South St
Granby, MA 10339
   
General Phone
   (413) 467-7322
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Dec 31, 2012, 09:26 AM
Wickaboag Valley Bait and Tackle
6 Wickaboag Valley Road
West Brookfield, MA 01585
508-867-8389

www.wickaboagbait.com (http://www.wickaboagbait.com)

Hours:
Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm or by chance.
Or call us.
 

last year they had golden shiners..give them a call

lenz
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Oceankiver on Dec 31, 2012, 07:34 PM
Hillside bait and tackle Webster mass. Love that lady been going to her since I can remember. My china catch bid bass!
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Plumpy28 on Jan 01, 2013, 05:51 PM
The Natick Outdoors 38 North Avenue (508) 653-9400
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Tripwire on Jan 02, 2013, 08:15 AM
Robbins Floral on 1A in Norfolk just south of 115.  5 minute drive from Bass Pro in Foxboro.  Just spoke with her yesterday, she will be open fri sat sun 6am-2pm.  Good shiners plus other bait/tackle and fishing supplies.  Grab some flowers for your lady at the same time.   508-384-3296 
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: protivakid on Jan 02, 2013, 10:19 AM
Good shop called Fisherman's Cove in East Brookfield, MA over by the train track bridge. He opens real early too.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Ponky on Jan 02, 2013, 02:53 PM
BRIDGEWATER AREA    Crazy Joe's bait
                                    7 Keene Lane
                                    East Bridgewater
 Just off Rt 18.  Going south look for the sign.  Its at the end of the road? in the basement of his house.  Open 'til 7PM Fri and Sat. Very nice people  !!
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: FishingNewEngland on Jan 04, 2013, 04:36 PM
J's Bait
(508) 822-5297
448 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780

Daily 5am-7pm
Open 7 Days


This guy just opened this year. If you're in the area, help him out and shop there. I don't know him but would like to have the business do well.

.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: seabass on Jan 06, 2013, 07:34 AM
Coolen's Aquarium & Pet Supply
5 Reviews
(781) 821-2044
35 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021
Cross Streets: Between Bay Rd and Dunbar St

for shiners etc...
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: FullTmeDad on Jan 07, 2013, 05:53 PM
Sports Port
149 West Main St.
Hyannis
508-775-3096
www.SportsPort.us

Great bait supply, ice fishing gear, very friendly service and a supply of free Ice Shanty bumper stickers (while supplies last)
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Ponky on Jan 13, 2013, 09:59 AM
HANSON AREA   Monponset pond area

The Outdoor Sportsman

1019 Main St.   ( Rt 27 )

Hanson, MA    781-293-8777               www.outdoorsportsman.n et

Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: wetboots on Jan 17, 2013, 08:01 AM
MY FOUR SONS, Bait and Tackle
   875 Cape street  RT 20
   LEE,MA.
 1MILE east of Outlet Mall.

       6am to 9am
        3pm to 6pm  MON THRU FRI.
         530 am  to  6pm Weekends.
       
        413-717-7887
             
        Live Bait all year!
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Treblehooker on Jan 17, 2013, 07:21 PM
ET's bait in millbury.......open all hours just knock on the door.....located on singltary ave.... just before the boat ramp on left across from the mill.....good experience with the mediums lasting weeks
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 18, 2013, 01:00 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
781.646.5598
6AM-5PM: M,W,Th,F,Sat
6AM-2PM: Sun
Closed Tuesday

This shop has all your needs for the ice.  From tip-ups(40-Up, Indian Hill, Heritage, HT) to jigging rods, lures, ice line, hand augers, hats and gloves. Shiners(4 sizes), mealies, waxies, spikes and earth worms.  And all the terminal tackle you will need, to include a great line of non-lead weights and jig heads( more than the big box stores).   Stop in and check it out!
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: striper50trout on Jan 21, 2013, 09:34 AM
Keith's Tackle, Rt. 109  Millis, Ma.   Next to Millis Mobil
Always has good bait from smalls to XL.
Open everyday at 5am    774-248-3021   
Also has everything you need for ice fishing. Tipups, bait buckets, jigs, chisels, hand augers, hooks, etc...
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: Bobbyg on Jan 26, 2013, 01:15 PM
Bobs Gun & Archery Shop
144 Gore Road
Webster, MA 01570
1-508-943-6309

all sizes and rosie reds
spikes
meal worms
wax worms
night crawlers
trout worms
dillies
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: j_d on Jan 26, 2013, 05:04 PM
The Fin and Feather Shop just got shiners in. 103 Main St. Essex, MA.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: jpm4 on Jan 28, 2013, 06:51 PM
J & B pike bait.
Golden shiners
Call for prices and directions
I fish all day and I am only available for bait sales in the evening
Best prices around
Usually have bait from mid October until ice out+
HAPPY FISHING
I currently have lots of pike bait and also have some smaller goldens which are great for large pickerel and bass.
Call anytime   774-230-3908
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: capt.shay on Jan 31, 2013, 06:52 AM
A list from another site of mostly Western Ma places.  Probably some duplicates but I'm to lazy to edit.



L&L Fence Inc.
45 State Road
Whately
413-665-4981
http://www.landlfence.net/

Round Back
13 Hyde Hill Rd.
Williamsburg OE S&S
413-320-5884
http://www.roundback.webs.com/

Granby Bait
178 South Street
Granby
(413) 467-7322 (dnc)

Scrappy's Liquor Locker
577 East Street
Chicopee
413-594-9553 http://www.scrappysliquorlocker.com/

Flaggs Bait and Tackle
189 Daniel Shays Hwy
Orange
(978) 544-0034 (dnc)
http://www.northquabbinwoods.org/entries/85

B & G Sporting Inc.
1460 Russell Road
Westfield
413-568-7569 (dnc)
http://www.bgsporting.net/

Your Pet's Choice
549 College Hwy
Southwick
413-569-2417

Millie's Country Store
208 College Highway
Southwick OE S&S
(413) 569-1552

Pipione's Sport Shop
101 Avenue A
Turners Falls
413-863-4246 (dnc) (FB)

R & R Tackle
16 Federal St.
Route 9 & 202
Belchertown
(413) 323-6785 (dnc)
http://www.randrsportshop.net/

My 4 Sons
875 Cape St.
East Lee OE S&S
413-717-7887 (FB)
will have suckers & pond shiners

Arrowhead Bait & Tackle Shop
Arrowhead Shops
1105 Mohawk Trail
Shelburne Falls
(413) 625-3090
http://arrowheadbaitshop.com/fishing.php

Smitty's Sporting Goods
200 North St
Dalton
(413) 684-2244

Onota Boat Livery
463 Pecks Road
Pittsfield
(413) 442-1724 (dnc)
http://www.onotaboat.com/

JCB Bait (old Tworig’s Bait)
105 Depot St.
Cheshire
(413) 743-3523 FB

Mace's Marine (old Quirk's)
990 Valentine Rd. Pittsfield
413-447-7512
http://www.macesmarine.com/

Gary’s Great Bait
3 Wilfred St.
West Springfield 01089
413-626-1993
[email protected]
By Appointment Only

Yankee Outdoors
88 Main St
Enfield CT (I-91, exit 48)
860-741-5994
http://yankeeoutdoorsllc.com/photos.htm


Did not call back:

DeCaro Bros.Landscaping Service
1236 Springfield Street
Feeding Hills
(413) 786-0370

White's Landing
7 Fiskdale Rd
Brookfield
(508) 867-5561

Steve's Live Bait
277 Quarry Road
West Springfield
413-733-2728

Baitman Bob
79 Wayside Ave.
West Springfield
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: MrE1979 on Feb 03, 2013, 03:45 PM
Jed's Hardware 450 Main St  Holden, MA 01520 (508) 829-4321 Has shiners and a few odds and ends.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Mr.Bassachusetts on Dec 13, 2013, 10:52 AM


Round Back Bait
13 Hyde Hill Road
Williamsburg MA

 Hours: Mon.- Sun: 7am-7pm

Winter Hours Mon.- Sun: 7am-7pm      

Phone:413-320-5884/413-268-0008
Contact us by E-mail at:              [email protected]
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Dec 19, 2013, 09:33 AM
                                             Tom's Bait & Tackle
                                             496 Groton Rd
                                              Westford,Ma.
                                             978-692-3424

           In stock now at the very low priceing are gas augers and hand augers
           Eskimo Sting Ray S 33   8"   $319.99
           Eskimo Mayko M45   8"   $349.99
           Eskimo one piece chisels $24-42.99
           Eskimo 2 piece $49.99

           Nils 8" power auger with hand crank $570
           Nils hand auger 8"  $169
           Nils hand auger 6" converts to cordless drill auger $139.95
           Nils chisels $67.50
           Jet Sleds $39.95
                          Regular week hours Monday-Thursday 6-4  Friday6-12
                          Ice in hours Monday- Thursday 6-4  Friday6-5   Sat-Sun 6-12     
                                             
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Capt.Dana on Dec 24, 2013, 10:34 AM
River Street Bait and Tackle
219 River Street Haverhill
978-374-8159
We will reopen for the ice fishing season this Friday December 27.
Eighteen different ice fishing traps to choose from. Power augers, Eskimo and Strikemaster and everything else from gloves to Jet Sleds

Hours are:
 Monday-Thursday 8 AM-6 PM
Friday 8 AM-7 PM
Saturday 7 AM-4 PM
Sunday 7 AM-2 PM

Our Store
http://www.riverstreetbaitandtackle.com/ (http://www.riverstreetbaitandtackle.com/)
Our rods
http://www.riverstreetrods.com/ (http://www.riverstreetrods.com/)
Our Ice Fishing Leaders
http://www.icefishingleaders.com/ (http://www.icefishingleaders.com/)
Our Tackle
http://www.riverstreettackle.com/ (http://www.riverstreettackle.com/)
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: tafts ta on Dec 30, 2013, 07:10 AM
Taft's Tackle
119 park street north (Route 183)
Great Barrington
413-528-1515


Great FRESH Bait! All our bait tanks are stored kept in a 40ft X 40ft walk in cooler at 38 degrees! No water chillers, no tap water, Pure artesian well water.
OVER 600 GALLONS OF FRESH BAIT TANKS!
Some of the best prices you will find, volume discounts too!

Fresh Hot Organic Coffee all day, Hot breakfast sandwiches from our deli, Homemade good food to take onto the ice. Propane refill station. Local meats, Cheeses, sausages, chips, drinks, and anything else you need for your day.

Great Supply of Ice fishing and summer tackle! I don't carry everything, but I carry what you need! HUGE selection of non-lead and tungsten jigs!
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: clopes on Dec 30, 2013, 10:11 PM
J's Bait
(508) 822-5297
448 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780

Daily 5am-7pm
Open 7 Days


This guy just opened this year. If you're in the area, help him out and shop there. I don't know him but would like to have the business do well.

.

This place is great. Awesome pike sized baits and huge suckers (8-12 inches). Glad I checked them out. Right off 495.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: usmc-fshdog on Jan 05, 2014, 05:59 AM
Red Bridge is open in Ludlow. New guy running it but the old owner works there during the week
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Icer1 on Jan 07, 2014, 10:28 AM
Jerry’s Bait & Tackle
22 Brag Slip
Milford, MA 01757

http://jerrysbaitandtackle.com/fishing/ice-fishing-gear-and-information/

Great archery shop too.
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: protivakid on Jan 10, 2014, 10:50 AM
Good shop called Fisherman's Cove in East Brookfield, MA over by the train track bridge. He opens real early too.

Fisherman's Cove is great. Nice guy and always gives way more than a dozen.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Buckcommander27 on Jan 14, 2014, 07:05 PM
Josh's bait shop
West Brookfield, Ma
774-200-1625
                             All very good and lively bait and he has golden shinners for pike bait mainly of whatever your going to throw down pond shinners for. Also has a good array of gear to grab just before you hit the ice also has night crawlers and rosey reds. In all a very high recommendation to get bait at a very reasonable price.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 16, 2014, 01:31 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle has 5 sizes of bait:Small, Medium, Large, XL and Selects.  Also Waxies, Mousies, Spikes, Mealies, Crawlers, Dillies, Trout Worms.  Traps from 40-Up, Frabill, HT, Indian Hill and Heritage.  Along with jigs, line, hand augers, jigging rods, sleds, gloves, socks. . . everything to get you out on the ice.
Open Mon.,Wed.,Thurs., Fri., Sat., 6:00AM to 5:00 PM, Sun., 6:00AM to 2:00PM and closed on Tues.  Located at 84 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA  781.646.5598. 
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: RB on Jan 19, 2014, 12:05 PM
Fred's Variety, Sturbridge, just north of RT20 on RT148, great bait, tried it last week, still have a dozen, just as lively as they were when I bought them a week ago. Get them the night before, they don't open early, I think 7:00?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Red Bridge on Jan 20, 2014, 05:41 PM
Red Bridge Bait & Tackle                                                                                                                                                                      1129 East St Ludlow,MA                                                                                                                                                                            Open, under new management. We have large and small pond shiners, small,med,and large shiners.spikes,mealworms,and nightcrawlers  Hours  Closed Mondays. Tuesday-Sunday 6am-4pm      413-589-7957
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: flik n dip on Jan 23, 2014, 09:09 PM
Big Al's bait bucket will be opening tomorrow at 912 victory hwy across from bridgetos market, behind the physical therapy building.  He will be open 3-5 tomorrow afternoon and 5-5 Saturday and Sunday.

In R.I. but its just across the border. Has med $5/dozen heavys for $7
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Bozeiceman on Feb 11, 2014, 07:58 PM
Round's Hardware Main Street in Stoneham, MA ask for Bruce, nicest guy you'll ever meet!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Jan 07, 2015, 10:52 AM
Bite me Baits
Address: 22 North Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Phone:(978) 537-0358
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: jonnywalker on Jan 07, 2015, 12:24 PM
B&A Bait and Tackle Co.
27 Sterling Street
West Boylston, MA 01835

(508) 835-4558

has smalls and mediums now, getting more tomorrow including larges

Fresh Ayer Sports
3 Park St.
Ayer, MA 01432
978-449-7095

no shiners today, getting them in sometime tomorrow
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 08, 2015, 09:23 AM
Tom,s Bait & Tackle At 496 Groton Rd  in Westford has 3 sizes of shiners, plus what ever else your needs my be. Hours are Monday-thurs 6-4  fri 6-5  sat&sun 6-12. Phone978-692-3424-cell 978-935-8013
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: rzr800 on Jan 08, 2015, 10:50 AM
Bobs Gun & Archery Shop
144 Gore Road
Webster, MA 01570
1-508-943-6309

all sizes and rosie reds
spikes
meal worms
wax worms
night crawlers
trout worms
dillies

I agree. Have been going here for years. In local area best bait around.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: fishallday15 on Jan 10, 2015, 12:47 PM
What is in your opinion, the best bait shop?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: CMSkunk on Jan 13, 2015, 02:44 PM
The Bait Shack
832 Wachusett Street
Leominster, MA 01453
978-353-9269
(Self Serve)

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006588349073
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: craiger on Jan 16, 2015, 06:44 PM
I stopped by Jed's in Holden and they are selling bait now.  Prices per dozen: 5 small, 7 medium, 9 large. 
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Jstruble5 on Jan 21, 2015, 01:09 PM
forge pond bait and tackle
hanover ma 02339
sells good bait all threw the winter
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 23, 2015, 09:29 AM
Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
781.646.5598
Mon, Wed thru Sat 6AM to 5PM, Sun 6AM to 2PM, Closed Tuesdays
4 sizes of shiners(small to XL's),mealies, waxies, spikes, mousies and worms. Plus all that you would need to ice fish, tip-ups, jigging rods, lures, ice line, hand augers, spuds, ice cleats.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: pickle1982 on Jan 25, 2015, 07:12 PM
I just found out today J J's bait on cresent st. in Brockton I open 7-12 Saturday and Sunday as long as the ice holds up no jumbos but decent size medium larger shiners. Tom's wholesale is usually the the place to go for the extra large if you don't mind paying a little over a buck apiece and having them trip your flags all day but as of last weekend he was all out of everything but very small small shiners have not called over to see if they got any in yet but he has a good selection of augars in stock along with many tip ups sleds safety cleats and spikes very good selection of equipment in stock
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Feb 25, 2015, 06:07 PM
No snow for the weekend!!!! Plenty Fresh bait in. This sounds like a plan to carry out after plowing the last 4 week ends.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: FullTmeDad on Feb 27, 2015, 03:07 PM
Riverview Bait and Tackle.
Route 28 South Yarmouth
Lee keeps a good supply of shiners in all sizes and well stocked with ice fishing gear.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Oct 15, 2015, 01:02 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle has just received a shipment of Max Traps. A big THANK YOU to Brian Maxham and hope the surgery went well, our prayers are with you.   We carry "The Max" which is made of white ash, "The Fisher"which is constructed of UHMW, a very tough plastic and "The Hybrid"which has an ash upright and the "H" made of the UHMW material.  These traps have a large spool and great trip mechanism.   These are probably the best traps on the market today.  Stop in and take a look be the first on your(ice) block to own some.

Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
781.646.5598
Fall/Winter Hours: Mon., Wed. thru Sat. 6AM to 5PM, Sun. 6AM to 2PM, CLOSED TUESDAYS.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Oct 23, 2015, 05:25 AM
Fishing finatics is ready for ice fishing traps scoops jigs etc already out on display 90 main st everett na 6173811997 if Door is locked just ring buzzer And we will be right  out
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dschofield91 on Jan 06, 2016, 05:03 PM
Da Bait Shop on Rt 62 in Hubbardston across from the Comet Pond Boat ramp has closed for the winter.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 08, 2016, 05:06 PM
Quote from: airplanejig link=topic=226186.msg3354314#mwe sg3354314 date=1445595948
Fishing finatics is ready for ice fishing traps scoops jigs etc already out on display 90 main st everett na 6173811997 if Door is locked just ring buzzer And we will be right  out
we have pikes xtra large medium and rosie reds plus Mousies mealworms  fishers choice grass shrp and waxworms as well as all.kinds of ice gear
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 12, 2016, 06:15 PM
Tom's Bait and Tackle has a full supply of fresh bait 3 sizes from 5-8 dollars. We have what ever your needs may be for ice fishing.
Also there is a raffle going on for a 24" Pack Basket  5 Deluxe Heritage Laker Classic Traps  a 36" Ice Chisel and other items from the shop. Tickets are 5 for $5 or arms length for $10. Proceeds are going to the DAV. Thanks Bill 
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dschofield91 on Jan 15, 2016, 04:06 PM
I know it's been posted before but Jed's Hardware in Holden just put their sign back up for shiners this season.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 15, 2016, 05:04 PM
 Tom's Bait and Tackle, The drawing has been set back till Feb 20th due to ice conditions. As we all know things are a little off,  Thanks Bill
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: jeff123561 on Jan 19, 2016, 04:45 PM
Anyone know where to get shiners around springfield/hoyoke area
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: big bite on Jan 19, 2016, 06:11 PM
granby bait best prices and quality
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 20, 2016, 07:27 AM
Fishing finatics will have suckers friday
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Slabosorous on Jan 20, 2016, 05:44 PM
Fishing finatics will have suckers friday

What size? And how much? Thanks
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: PappaBear on Jan 22, 2016, 11:07 PM
Flagg's in orange. Does anyone know if he is open this year.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 27, 2016, 07:29 AM
Fishing finatics  will be getting another shipment of suckers  xtra large shiners plus large medium and rosie red Thursday. Big suckers are,$,4 each  great pike bait shop is open everyday if door is locked ring buzzer or call number on the door 6173811997. Mt Hood ponds  quarter mile pond wrights pond wrights pond and golden hills have people fishing please use caution with this warm weather .We at fishing finatics appreciate all who shop here thanks again
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rdhammah on Jan 27, 2016, 07:48 AM
Ippi's in Lynn is closing her doors by the end of the month or sooner
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Yachtzy on Jan 27, 2016, 01:34 PM
Ippi's in Lynn is closing her doors by the end of the month or sooner

There is a sign on the window saying 50% off tackle, but  as usual, nobody was there.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 27, 2016, 05:14 PM
Tom's Bait and Tackle in westford will have pin heads Friday morning plus 3 more sizes. Get in to sign up for the drawing.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Slabosorous on Jan 27, 2016, 06:36 PM
Fishing finatics  will be getting another shipment of suckers  xtra large shiners plus large medium and rosie red Thursday. Big suckers are,$,4 each  great pike bait shop is open everyday if door is locked ring buzzer or call number on the door 6173811997. Mt Hood ponds  quarter mile pond wrights pond wrights pond and golden hills have people fishing please use caution with this warm weather .We at fishing finatics appreciate all who shop here thanks again

Will you guys have any suckers in the 4-6 inch range? Thanks
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 28, 2016, 07:07 AM
Slabosaurus yes the suckers come in all different sizes not just huge plus I have xtra large shiners in that size range as well thanks pete
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Jan 28, 2016, 08:46 AM
Bait Shack
832  wachusett street
Leominster

across street from sportsman club pond

self service-open 24 hrs

has 3 bait sizes and suckers
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 28, 2016, 01:02 PM
Fresh batch of suckers and shiners just arrived at fishing finatics ,90 main St Everett 6173811997
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 28, 2016, 03:49 PM
good week end to get out on the ice 4 sizes of bait, pin heads also in.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 29, 2016, 07:36 AM
We have Mousies Rosie reds and Fisher king wax eorms and shrimp in stock as well as suckers shiners crawlers trout worms dilliies augers traps jawjackers jigging rods pimples pk lures etc
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 29, 2016, 12:35 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle has 4 sizes of shiners(small, med, large and extra-large),spikes, mousies, mealies, earth worms, tip-ups(Max Traps, 40-Up, Heritage),jigging rods, jigs(Nils Tungsten Glass just in and going fast!!),spoons, hand augers, replacement blades, hats, gloves, skimmers, ice line(new Flo colors), spuds, safety picks.  We carry all your ice fishing needs.  Stop in and check it out. Ice conditions locally are very sketchy, test as you go and BE SAFE!!


Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
781.646.5598
Mon,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat: 6AM to 5PM
Sun: 6AM to 2PM
Closed Tuesday
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 29, 2016, 06:44 PM
Be careful out there this weekend a very important tool is a good ice spud to check as you go and never fish alone and without a rope. Good luck and be safe from fishing finatics
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 30, 2016, 04:35 AM
Shop is open for early birds. Big suckers large suckers medium suckers extra large shiners large medium Rosie reds ds etc fishing finatics 90 main St Everett ma 6173812997
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 30, 2016, 05:21 PM
good week end to get out on the ice 4 sizes of bait, pin heads also in.

Glad to see the guys looking for pin heads come in, got rid of a bunch but more to go. Good day over all. Don't forget to get in for the raffle, drawing date Feb 20 That's a 36" Back Pack , 5 Deluxe  Heritage Laker Classics. These tip ups are set to go, retail out over $45
Hole cleaning chisel, 5 doz shiners and more. Bill from Tom's Bait in Westford
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Feb 11, 2016, 12:47 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle just received a shiner shipment. Small, Med's, Large and XL's.  Plus stocked with all your ice fishing needs, to most importantly include Spuds and Ice Picks. With these sketchy ice conditions these are a must!!! Heed the advise of our experienced and knowledgeable Ice Shanty members. Do not take others advise, CHECK THE CONDITIONS FOR YOURSELF!! If unsure, read what these members have posted on testing and being safe!!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Feb 13, 2016, 01:10 PM
Fishing finatics has suckers for pike bait plus xl large medium shiners in stock
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Feb 19, 2016, 12:46 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle received fresh shiners on Thursday.  Small, Medium, Large and XL's. BE SAFE, ice conditions still not the best!!!

Arlington Bait and Tackle
84 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
781.646.5598
Mon,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat: 6AM to 5PM
Sun: 6AM to 2PM
Closed Tuesday
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: D-Wrex on Feb 24, 2016, 09:29 AM
I use  Bite me Bait on North Main St in Leominster. He's open year round and i have had shiners from him that have lasted me a week or more, granted i kept them in a fully functional fish tank with pump and aerator. But Earl is a solid guy and his prices are good. I even brought some of his bait up north with me last weekend and caught some pike with them. It's a nice little shop and i fish The Wach (Wachusett Res.) with his bait during the warmer months and have caught sizeable lakers and smallies on them.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Paule on Jan 21, 2017, 08:51 AM
BARRY'S BAIT & TACKLE has the best fresh bait, so you can catch the prize fish you been dreaming of.  He also fixes your augers.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Scott3984 on Feb 14, 2017, 03:44 PM
Any shops close or in Newton? Moving there in the next couple weeks
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: 6inBlackice on Feb 17, 2017, 12:49 PM
Any shops close or in Newton? Moving there in the next couple weeks
Arlington Bait and Tackle, he has all you'll need. He's at 84 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington. Open M,W,Thur,Fri,Sat 6to5,Sun 6to2.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 12, 2018, 08:36 AM
Arlington Bait and Tackle, 84 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA. 781.646.5598  Open Mon., Wed. thru Sat. 6AM to 5PM, Sun. 6AM to 2PM CLOSED TUESDAYS.  Shiners in stock(Small, Med, Lg, XL), Earth worms, Spikes, Mouses, Mealies.  Tip-ups, jigging rods, lures, hand augers, etc. Stop by and check it out! and Thank You in advance.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Gusman on Jan 12, 2018, 04:32 PM
Hi All.... now that Ippi's is closed, are there any other  bait shops on the North Shore?  I seem to recall one just off Western Ave in Lynn/Saugus.

Thanks!

Gusman
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: 6inBlackice on Jan 17, 2018, 08:51 AM
See #92 above.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Jan 17, 2018, 01:55 PM
appears that Bite Me Baits in downtown Leominster has closed??
burp
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Ed M on Jan 20, 2018, 09:16 PM
2K Bait & Tackle 97 Walnut St. Lynn,Ma

2k.com

I stopped by for shiners the first time today.  Good bait, nice guy.  Stocks some tackle, but will order anything you need.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: lenz on Jan 25, 2018, 10:09 AM
a request from owner of Bait Shack in leominster
he is self serve off hours
asking that if you plan on getting bait between 11 am and 4 am to text the business phone number with about what time you will be there.
he has dogs and they whig out or may be outside.. you don't want to meet them
thanks
burp
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Murphman_9 on Jan 26, 2018, 01:56 AM
K&S had Rosie reds, I highly recommend them for trout
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: FishingNewEngland on Dec 09, 2018, 04:23 PM
Need a place close to Norton....
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Gansett on Dec 12, 2018, 10:32 AM
Anyone know if Hillside in Webster has bait yet ?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Jwelch4 on Dec 26, 2018, 05:49 PM
Looking to head put tomorrow. Proably a half hour to an hour past Worcester. Any ideas what there is for bait around?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dschofield91 on Dec 26, 2018, 07:31 PM
Anyone know if Hillside in Webster has bait yet ?
I regret to inform you that Chung passed away some time after December 14th. I was one of her last customers.Im not sure what the future holds for the bait shop.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Gansett on Dec 31, 2018, 10:40 AM
I regret to inform you that Chung passed away some time after December 14th. I was one of her last customers.Im not sure what the future holds for the bait shop.

I heard that she passed away a few weeks ago. Her grand-daughter is going to run the shop with her husband is what I've been told.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: KillerFish on Dec 31, 2018, 04:14 PM
I heard that she passed away a few weeks ago. Her grand-daughter is going to run the shop with her husband is what I've been told.

Also what I heard...
Title: Re: 2013 Bait Shop Info
Post by: fishermantim on Jan 17, 2019, 12:13 PM
Coolen's Aquarium & Pet Supply
5 Reviews
(781) 821-2044
35 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021
Cross Streets: Between Bay Rd and Dunbar St

for shiners etc...


In case anyone thinks about this one, they are closed. They closed over a year ago on short notice, with no news of relocating.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Painan on Jan 17, 2019, 04:34 PM
Anyone know of a place close to Southwick?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dieseldog on Jan 17, 2019, 05:45 PM
 My bait dealer was closed when he was suppose to be open. I was headed to the Birks and checked the bait dealer list and found Millie’s Country Store in Southwick. I called and they said they open at 6am. Bait was mostly mediums but was very healthy. Their tank is small so call ahead to be sure they have enough.  208 College Highway. 413-569-1552
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Painan on Jan 17, 2019, 05:51 PM
My bait dealer was closed when he was suppose to be open. I was headed to the Birks and checked the bait dealer list and found Millie’s Country Store in Southwick. I called and they said they open at 6am. Bait was mostly mediums but was very healthy. Their tank is small so call ahead to be sure they have enough.  208 College Highway. 413-569-1552

Awesome thank you for the info, I’ll check them out for sure!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: behemoth508 on Jan 30, 2019, 06:15 PM
whos got the best bait in the rutland/spencer area?
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: SalmonAndStriper Stalker on Jan 30, 2019, 07:23 PM
Fishermans cove In brookfield.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Cabo-Roosterfish on Feb 05, 2019, 12:06 PM
Great bait here: :tipup:

Taft's Tackle
119 park street north (Route 183)
Great Barrington
413-528-1515


Great FRESH Bait! All our bait tanks are stored kept in a 40ft X 40ft walk in cooler at 38 degrees! No water chillers, no tap water, Pure artesian well water.
OVER 600 GALLONS OF FRESH BAIT TANKS!
Some of the best prices you will find, volume discounts too!

Fresh Hot Organic Coffee all day, Hot breakfast sandwiches from our deli, Homemade good food to take onto the ice. Propane refill station. Local meats, Cheeses, sausages, chips, drinks, and anything else you need for your day.

Great Supply of Ice fishing and summer tackle! I don't carry everything, but I carry what you need! HUGE selection of non-lead and tungsten jigs!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Plowguy on Feb 17, 2019, 03:16 PM
Jims Quick Stop variety store has shiners, worms, and some bass fishing gear.
502 Boston road
Billerica, MA
978-667-3961

Village Variety has shiners, worm, and fishing gear.
11 Dunstable Rd
North Chelmsford, MA
978-251-8000


Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Feb 19, 2019, 07:23 PM
Tom's Bait and Tackle 496 Groton Rd Westford Ma M-T 6-4 F 6-5 S&S 6-12 Call ahead if your running late on the week end Three sizes of shiners worms, meal worms, plus all your needs for ice fishing.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Feb 21, 2019, 01:46 PM
Arlington Bait and Tackle, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA.  781.646.5598  M,W,Th,F,Sat: 6AM to 5PM, Sun: 6AM to 2PM, CLOSED TUESDAYS.  Small, Medium, Large and XL shiners, waxies, spikes, meal worms and earth worms. Fully stocked with ice fishing gear!!  Be safe!!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dschofield91 on Mar 06, 2019, 03:09 PM
Doctors of Da Bait (Across from Comet Pond Boat Ramp)
“ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!

DOCTORS OF DA-BAIT IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!

THE OUTSIDE AREA IS OPENED TO A LIMITED AMOUNT WE HAVE MEDIUM SHINERS, INCLUDING SOUNDERS, ICE LINE AND TACKLE.  I WILL ALSO PLACE A FEW OLD TIME VERY DEPENDABLE WOOD TIP-UPS IN THAT AREA!
LARGE SHINERS AND WORMS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE INSIDE SHOP-PLEASE GO TO DA-BAIT SHOP DOOR AND RING "DA-BELL"  AS I AM ABLE TO I WILL BE PUTTING ALL (AS WE NORMALLY DO) MORE LIVE BAIT AND OTHER GOODS IN THE OUTSIDE AREA.
AS ALWAYS PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT CHANGE FOR THE OUTSIDE AREA AND PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR SECURITY SYSTEM IS ALSO OPERATIONAL.  CURRENTLY WE HAVE FOR WORMS THE FOLLOWING-NIGHT CRAWLERS & TROUT WORMS-NEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE MORE OF A SELECTION.  IF ANYONE WANTS ANYTHING SPECIAL WE HAVE A NEW POLICY IN PLACE. ANY AND ALL SPECIAL ORDERS WILL BE PREPAID.  I DO NOT LIKE TO HAVE TO DO THIS BUT OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS (13 NEXT MONTH) I HAVE ORDER SPECIAL BAIT OR TACKLE AND THE CUSTOMER(S) THAT WANTED THESE GOODS NEVER SHOWED UP TO BUY SAID GOODS.
DA-DOCTOR LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING OUR LONG TIME CUSTOMERS AND OF COURSE WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANY AND ALL NEW CUSTOMERS!!!!”
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Bluedog11 on Jan 16, 2020, 04:48 PM
Anyone been to ET's in Millbury? I'm headed to a tournament on the 25th in Rutland and I am looking to get bait on the way there. TIA
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: five fathoms on Jan 30, 2020, 06:57 PM
 Some options for Central Mass: 
 I was in the Spencer area today, driving north on Rt 31/Meadow St., and noticed some signs tacked along the roadside. If I remember correctly, they read, "Art's Live Bait. 14 Bay Path Rd." I didn't stop check them out, since I had already picked up my bait earlier in the day, a town or two south of there.
 Practically on the Brookfield/ Sturbridge border, there is a fellow selling shiners and rosies out of a shack on his property. I don't know if his business has a name, but his address is 71 Gay Rd.
 County Line True Value Hardware in Brimfield does offer a concession in the way of live bait. They have an aquarium tank with shiners in it. Not sorted by size. They looked like mostly mediums or medium heavies. Right along Rt 20, and very close to E. Brimfield Res, if that's your fancy.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rdhammah on Dec 24, 2020, 09:05 PM
2K bait in Lynn is gone. Depending upon what you are looking for, I believe Tom's on Ballard St, Saugus may carry shiners. they might carry other types if ice fishing bait. pet shops generally carry waxworms and mealworms. Agway in Danvers on wenham st carries shiners, worms, spikes and waxies. Dick's doesn't carry much, if anything, in the winter. WalMart might carry something.
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Dec 31, 2020, 08:34 AM
Fishing finatics will be open Thursday through Sundays this winter. We have shiners
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Jan 01, 2021, 07:56 PM
Toms bait in westford ma has a full line of shiners and meal worm -- ect. the self serve has been working good.hours will be m-thurs 6-4  fri 6-5  sat and sun 6-12 
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Jan 24, 2021, 07:45 AM
We have plenty of Xtra large shiners plus power bait power eggs salmon eggs crawlers trout worms mealworms terminal tackle  open til 4 pm everyday
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Jan 29, 2021, 06:54 AM
ARLINGTON BAIT AND TACKLE 84 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA. 781.646.5598  Open Mon.,Wed. thru Sat. 6AM to 5PM, Sun. 6AM to 2PM, Closed Tuesdays.
Carrying Small, Reg. Mediums, Large and Extra-large shiners.  Also worms, meal worms, waxies, spikes, mousies.  Tip-ups, hand augers, jigs, ice combos, ice/tip-up line...everything you will need for ice fishing.
Be safe and always check ice conditions!!!
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Feb 04, 2021, 05:17 AM
Plenty of Xtra large and medium shiners as well.as heritage tip.up augers scoops ice line jigging rods Swedish pimples . Open every day
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Feb 04, 2021, 05:19 AM
Plenty of Xtra large and medium shiners as well.as heritage tip.up augers scoops ice line jigging rods Swedish pimples . Open every day
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: airplanejig on Feb 05, 2021, 04:50 PM
Fishing finatics 90.main st everett
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Dschofield91 on Feb 19, 2021, 08:16 AM
Old Glory Outdoors
363 East Main Street
East Brookfield,MA

Ben’s Tackle Shack
1103 Main Street and Grove St
Leicester, MA
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: rally on Feb 20, 2021, 04:23 PM
Tom' Bait and Tackle in Westford ma has 4 sizes of shiners. meal worms ,spikes, earth worms. 6" Nil's  hand auger with drill attachment. All your needs for ice fishing
Title: Re: Bait Shop Info
Post by: Zbone on Feb 21, 2021, 07:27 AM
Arlington Bait and Tackle is fully stocked with shiners: small, regular mediums, large and extra-large.  Also worms, spikes, mousies, meal worms. Plus all you will need for a productive and SAFE day on the ice.
781.646.5598