The Bait Box

The Bait Box, Sanibel Island: Hours, Address, The Bait Box Reviews: 4.5/5

The Bait Box
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Johnny
2 contributions
Best Bait Shop on Sanibel
Jun 2020 • Solo
Have been to the Bait Box several times over the past few years. They have always been more than willing to help when needed advice, suggestions, etc. and always have several options for frozen/live bait. Stopped by one of the other fishing stores on the island once before and will not make that mistake again - the Bait Box is the place to go! Looking forward to stopping by when we make our yearly visit next week.
Written June 30, 2020
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M S
Dayton, OH101 contributions
Friendly and helpful staff
Mar 2020
Stopped in to get a fishing license and some bait. Their staff was very friendly and helped us get what we needed for a day on the water.
Written March 8, 2020
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Frank V
Fort Myers, FL1,011 contributions
The Best Place For Fishing Information and Equipment
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Bait Box is a historic store that houses everything for a fisherman or beachgoer and some pretty cool souvenirs too! I found that because they own their own bait catching boats their baits were consistently fresher and livelier than other vendors I visited on Sanibel.
Written October 26, 2018
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Thanks, Frank. So glad you had a good experience at The Bait Box!
Written October 29, 2018
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afondren122197
Gainesville, FL1 contribution
Eh
Jun 2018 • Friends
Great place. Horrible management. I have to put a name out there specifically, Ron I believe his name was, it happened on two separate occasions when I was in there I overheard him talking down to his staff, calling them stupid and cursing at them in my opinion I don’t believe that’s very professional. I would love to go back but I don’t want to support a place that hires managers like him, that let their “higher” position get to their head.
Written July 25, 2018
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TJC1117
13 contributions
Extremely Helpful folks and all the equipment we needed
Jun 2018 • Family
June 2018, we spent a week on Sanibel and this was one of our first stops. We bought rods and reels and asked the guys what we needed to catch fish shore casting. Was not expensive and they set us up with frozen shrimp and cut bait, and the rigs we needed. We caught snook, catfish, whiting and lady fish. My 10 and 14 year old sons had a great time all week fishing. Staff were knowledgeable about local fishing and super helpful as we didn't know a lot about what we needed. Best bait shop on the island!
Written July 2, 2018
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Timothy, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is always our goal to be at our best!
Written July 20, 2018
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Gibsons1234
Leicestershire7 contributions
Thanks for the help to catch a fish of a lifetime
Jun 2018 • Solo
Your help with licence, gear and bait helped me to catch a 42 inch snook whilst on holiday from the UK.
Written June 25, 2018
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So glad you were able to get the most out of your fishing trip! Thank you for being one of our success stories!
Written July 20, 2018
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larryG1222
West Seneca, NY20 contributions
Great little bait shop
May 2018 • Solo
Stopped in to buy bait and lures. The Staff at different times were helpful and more than willing to give tips on catching fish around Sanibel. Very clean well stocked inventory!
Written May 5, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to give this great review! Hope to see you in our store often!
Written May 7, 2018
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Charles H
Orlando, FL32 contributions
Friendly Staff
Oct 2017
While staying in Sanibel in October 2017 I visited the Bait Box on two occasions and found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable.The shop had a great selection of lures and some good tackle. I bought shrimp from the shop,they also had baitfish for sale.I would say they had a good selection of gear for a small shop including fish traps and cast nets.Always nice to visit a local shop with local knowledge.
Written January 22, 2018
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Thank you! We love hearing from you and are so glad you had a good experience with us! Ron Taverna
Written January 23, 2018
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Lou A
Lafayette, IN95 contributions
Always Helpful Bait Box
Dec 2017 • Couples
We spend a lot of time and money at this shop. It is the only place we go for all fishing needs, advice and Bait Box gear. We love the Bimini Bay Fishing shirts, T's and all the extra's offered. Most helpful, always friendly and fresh bait. From Management on down, all we have encountered in our visits, have been awesome! Thanks for helping to make our trip the Best ever.
Written December 18, 2017
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Jan K
11 contributions
best bait and fishing stuff
Apr 2017 • Solo
all you need for a day fishing very friendly and helpful staff
good prices excellent bait und always a good advise where to go
Written October 3, 2017
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