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Address: 1041 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6914
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+1 239-472-1618

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Great Bait, Great Help!

Always drop a good amount of money in this shop. Found some awesome fishing shirts that are now my favorite and am anxious to get a short sleeve one. They always have loads of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Lou A
Lafayette, Indiana
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Lafayette, Indiana
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always drop a good amount of money in this shop. Found some awesome fishing shirts that are now my favorite and am anxious to get a short sleeve one. They always have loads of tackle, excellent bait options, accessories galore and great prices. Our first year we bought poles from them, now they get shipped and we just visit them... More 

Thank Lou A
Jackson, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

When I'm vacationing on the island, I go to the Bait Box for all of my rental and licensing needs. I always catch a good number of small fish off of the pier, and have a fun time.

Thank jfinch2387
Fairfield, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great guys! Very helpful. Have bought both bait here and fishing gear. Will not go Anywhere else on the island for our fishing needs.

Thank VickiS74
Medina, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The best bait shop on the island! We stopped in to check it out for rentals and ended up booking a fishing charter. We booked with Captain Patrick, the best ever! and had a great flats fishing trip. The Bait Box staff were very helpful with information and recommendations, and the store is stocked with anything you would need for... More 

Thank Sandy F
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We wanted to go fishing while we were in Sanibel. We stopped here for bait, some gear, and a booking with a fishing guide. They have a nice selection of clothing, snorkeling, and fishing equipment. We were happy with our guide who put my husband on a huge redfish.

Thank flamom46
Napa, California
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99 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped by just to have a look. Have all you need for fishing. Staff was not very friendly with the kids so we left.

Thank habibtiliz
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I've been going to The Bait Box for 20 years and for most that time they were very helpful but the past few times I went have really soured me on it. While they have one of the best selection of tackle on the island (though Baileys is cheaper) their service has really declined in the past year or so.... More 

1 Thank hhager23
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is an Update to the review of December 2014 We returned to Sanibel Island in December 2015. While fishing one of my reels seized. I mentioned it when picking up shrimp at the Bait box. They told me reel repair is one of their services, and could take a look at it. I was leaving the next day and... More 

Thank Edward S
Saint Johns, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Don't think that renting fishing equipment is too expensive! My son and I rented all that we needed for a day and had a blast. These guys are most interested in your experience rather than their profit.

Thank Dave R
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stayed at Sanibel for the 1st time and wanted to fish with our 3 year old. There were so helpful and accommodating for inexperienced fishermen/women! We ended up buying a kid's rod since they didn't rent little ones out (but it was cheaper than the adult pole we rented). We got some frozen shrimp and they pointed us in... More 

1 Thank Elaina T

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