Inshore Bait, Tackle & Equipment
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Mud Minnows

Mud minnows are similar to finger mullet in several ways, such as in size, often color, and even the fish species that eat them. Great for catching flounder and bottom feeding fish.

Fresh Shrimp

Shrimp is a popular bait for many species of fish, especially speckled trout.

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Live Mullet

Live Mullet is a very popular for inshore species, such as Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder.

Inshore and Offshore Tackle

Browse our large selection of inshore and offshore tackle. You will find everything you need to make your fishing trip a success!

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Crabbing Equipment

At Sportsmans Supply we have everything you need to get started crabbing at Sabine Pass. From crab traps to bait, stop by and see how we can get you set up.

Offshore Bait & Tackle
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Cigar Minnow

The Cigar Minnow aka Round Scad makes for a good bait fish when targeting Sailfish, Kingfish and Black Fin Tuna.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf
Size: 6-8 inches on average, can reach up to a foot in size.

Spanish Sardine

Spanish sardines are members of the herring family and have a slender body, bluish or greenish back, white belly and very silver sides. Everything loves to eat sardines and they make for great cut bait as well.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf
Size: 6-8 inches is the ideal size to use.

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Ballyhoo

The Ballyhoo makes for a good bait fish when targeting Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish and Amberjack.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf
Size: 10-12 inches on average

Thread Herring

Know for its thread like fin, the Thread Herring makes for a good bait fish when targeting Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip and Spinner Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Redfish and Snook.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf
Size: Can grow up to 16″

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Silver Eel

Silver Eels are great for catching fish like Cobia & Tuna in the Gulf.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf

Chum

Chum is used by luring various animals, usually fish such as sharks, by throwing “chum” into the water. Chum is bait consisting of fish parts, bone and blood, which attract fish, particularly sharks owing to their keen sense of smell.

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Pogie

Pogie aka Shad is a great bait for all species especially for Speckled Trout.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf

Squid

Squid can be used whole or cut in to strips for the smaller fish. Squid is a tougher bait some it can be used longer than other types of bait.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf

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Berkley Gulp – Saltwater

Check out our large assortment of Berkley Gulp artificial bait.

Water: Salt Water
Where: Offshore or Surf