Our Bait Selection Includes:

  • Canadian Night crawlers
  • Lake Shiners
  • Bass Minnows (when available)
  • Waxworms
  • Softcraws
  • Leeches
  • Frozen Shiners
Beer & Wine:

Our beer and wine are always sold at state minimum pricing which means by Ohio law, it cannot be sold for less in our area. We offer Island Wines by the bottle or case. When purchased by the case, it is discounted 10%. We offer a large selection of wine but if you should find we don’t carry what you’re looking for, please feel free to call - 419-734-2496 - or ask ahead of your next visit and we will be happy to order it for you and have it on hand when you arrive.


We offer everything for the serious and not so serious fisherman and woman! From panfish to perch to walleye to bass fishing, we’ve got you covered! If you’re just starting to learn, we can help you out with everything a beginner will need.

Rods & Reels:

We have a wide selection of rods and reels as well as combination rods and reels sold together for both casting and trolling. Many are prespooled with line and are ready for you to make that first cast! Just to name a few, we carry Fenwick, Okuma, Shakespeare, Diawa, Shimano and Eagle Claw. We offer a line spooling service for reels as well.

Fishing Info:

We always have the most up to date fishing report and it is always posted in our store for your convenience.

Fishing Charters:

Want to charter a boat for a funfilled day with a pro? We are in touch with several of the very best guides on Lake Erie and would be happy to give you a referral. Please feel free to ask us.

Ordering our Products

If you would like to order any of our products, we will ship direct to you. Please email us at rickards101 [at] yahoo [dot] com or call 419-734-2496 for additional information, we will get back with you faster than you can yell "fish on!".

Ohio Fishing Licenses

All Ohio fishing licenses expire on Feb 28, 2016. When renewing your license you will need to provide your Social Security Number as part of your identification on the application. This change was made to comply with both Federal and State regulations.

Here are the revised regulations/fees as taken from the Ohio State Department of Natural Resources.

MARCH 1, 2016 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Resident Fishing License
For persons age 16 through 65 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.

Resident Senior Fishing License
For persons age 66 and older born on or after January 1, 1938 who have resided in Ohio for the past 6 months.

One-Day Fishing License

For residents and nonresidents, one (1) One-Day Fishing License may be exchanged for credit towards the purchase of an annual fishing license (minus writing fee).

Annual Nonresident License
3-Day Nonresident Tourist’s License
A reissued license may be obtained from any license vendor for a fishing license that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
All above costs include a $1.00 writing fee.