DICK'S Sporting Goods stores offer an assortment of live and frozen bait,
varying by location. Fresh bait is the preferred choice of many anglers,
and the selection at DICK'S Sporting Goods includes popular and versatile
bait for a variety of fishing environments. Bring in your next trophy catch
with the help of our Fishing PROS, who can advise which type of bait to use
based on the species, water conditions and time of year.
Fresh bait selection at your local store may include:
Over 150 coastal stores also offer a selection of frozen bait, which may include:
Using Live Bait to Fish
Fresh bait is the difference-maker for your fishing trip, but anglers should take steps to preserve their bait for a successful outing. Stop in store with your questions, so our Fishing PROS can give you more specific tips based on the type of bait you're using.
Using bait within one month.
If using worms within a month, you can keep small amounts in the refrigerator until your next outing.
Keeping bait beyond a month.
If keeping large amounts of worms for a longer period of time, store them in a worm box. Make sure your worms are properly stored in soil and feed them about once a week.
Keep bait and water cool.
If using live fish, such as shiners or minnows, keep your bait and water cool. Change the water if it becomes dark or cloudy and avoid overcrowding.
Ensure your fishing trip is hassle free with newly spooled fishing line. The longer your line remains on your reel, the more it can become coiled. Brittle, knotted and twisted line can come between you and your game fish, but the Fishing PROS can spool fresh line for you in minutes. Choose from a variety of bulk line offered with per-yard pricing or purchase one of the many types of packaged line and we'll wind it onto your reel.
Specific bulk line types and two brands vary by location and may include: Monofilament | Fluorocarbon | Braided
Free line winding is available with line purchases.
Bait and line pricing and availability vary by store location and season. Need bait or line that's not part of your local store's assortment? Tell a Fishing PRO, and we'll do our best to stock the bait and line you need.