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Whitney's Bait and Tackle

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1554 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4519
+1 239-579-0399
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We wanted to fish for the day while on Sanibel but needed to hire a rod. Went into Whitney’s Bait... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrW99
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Balmenach, Scotland
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My favorite place for fishing supplies on Sanibel.

I have been coming here for years. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. I have bought a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pang-Yen F
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1554 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to fish for the day while on Sanibel but needed to hire a rod. Went into Whitney’s Bait and Tackle, the man was very helpful and explained what we needed and also assisted in setting up the rod we had with us. Got...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. I have bought a lot of tackle and always got great advice on appropriate tackle as well as up to date fishing reports. the bait has been of good quality and...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Great service. Caters to families. Great pricing. My kids have grown up fishing with Jarrett as their guide. We look forward every year to visiting Sanibel. This is the best place in town!

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting Sanibel regularly for about 5 years. As Florida natives, this is our favorite place out of our own town. We ALWAYS stop into this bait shop even if we're not fishing on the trip, just to say hi...More

Thank Chrissy F
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit Sanibel and/or Captiva islands, I always stop at Whitney's for my bait. Without fail, my bait is always alive hours after I've picked it up; well what's left of it anyway. Staff is always friendly and generous and I have yet...More

Thank Jesse Y
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

What a great day out the water with the man who knows where all the fish and dolphin were. Captain Whitney made our day so special- we caught over sixty lady fish, tossing them to the Dolphins was the best fun of all. Two Spanish...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Anyone interested in fishing on Sanibel, should check out Whitney's bait and Tackle. Well stocked, knowledgable staff, very patient and eager to offer advice and information.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I went to Whitney's Bait and Tackle to ask about tarpon fishing. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I found out that he also provides guide service. He had an opening a few day later so we arraigned for a late afternoon trip for...More

Thank MNbrad
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Down in Ft Myers playing baseball. Sent a few guys to Whitney's to get geared up for fishing. Guys at the shop were great. They have rigs to fit most budgets plus you have the option to rent rods. We ended up buying a setup...More

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

These guys had everything we needed. Prices are pretty good and they help in any way they can. I will be back next visit.

Thank dan860818
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