Fishing Services

Store Services

Fishing Services

Get ready for your day on the water.

From live bait to licenses, DICK'S has what you need for your next fishing trip. Learn more about the PRO fishing services offered in store below.


Fishing Licenses

DICK’S sells fishing licenses in most stores. Contact your local store for more information about pricing and the specific types of fishing licenses available in your area.

Fishing Bait

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:

Fresh bait selection at your local store may include:

  • Night Crawlers
  • Red Worms
  • Wax Worms
  • Mealworms
  • Butter Worms
  • Green Worms
  • Salmon Roe

Frozen Bait

Over 150 coastal stores also offer a selection of frozen bait, which may include:

  • Alewives
  • Anchovies
  • Ballyhoo
  • Bunker
  • Chicken Hearts
  • Chicken Livers
  • Chicken Necks
  • Chum
  • Cigar Minnows
  • Clams
  • Eel
  • Herring
  • Mackeral
  • Mullet
  • Pogies
  • Prawns
  • Sand Shrimp
  • Sandfleas
  • Sardines
  • Shad
  • Shedder Crabs
  • Shrimp
  • Silver Sides
  • Smelt
  • Spearing
  • Spot
  • Squid
  • Tuna Bellies

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.


Line Winding

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

Line Winding

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.

Bulk Berkley Trilene Line

  • 2–8 LB (XL or XT)
  • 10–18 LB (XL or XT)
  • 20–60 LB (Big Game)

Bulk Powerpro Braided Line

  • 2–8 LB (XL or XT)
  • 10–18 LB (XL or XT)
  • 20–60 LB (Big Game)

Vanish Fluoro Line

  • 2–8 LB (XL or XT)
  • 10–18 LB (XL or XT)
  • 20–60 LB (Big Game)

Maxima Line

  • 2–8 LB (XL or XT)
  • 10–18 LB (XL or XT)
  • 20–60 LB (Big Game)

Ande Line

  • 2–8 LB (XL or XT)
  • 10–18 LB (XL or XT)

Save on Services When You Shop at DICK'S

Bulk fishing line is 50% off with purchase of a reel or combo. Fishing gear purchased online also qualifies for in-store fishing services with proof of purchase. Shop the full collection of fishing and tackle equipment and find bait and fishing services near you with the DICK'S Sporting Goods Store Locator.

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Services vary by location. Contact your local store to determine which PROS services are available.