Live Bait & Tackle Specialists Since 1959
Carrying the area’s largest selection of minnows and live bait, from Creek Chubs to Euro Larvae, Taber’s stocks what you need to be successful on the water. Located just a few blocks north of Bemidji State University, Taber’s Bait is a “must stop” before heading out fishing. Taber’s is the oldest bait shop in Bemidji with the oldest secrets. Stop in to pickup all of your fishing gear and supplies.
Taber’s offers an excellent selection of Rods and Reels (authorized St. Croix Dealer and Shimano Top-Shelf), and check out the tackle!! Much of what you’ll find is locally manufactured (Northland, Kenkatch, Rascal, Jigs-N-Rigs) as well as other well-known tackle manufacturers (Lindy, Rapala, Custom, Salmo, River2Sea, VMC, Clam, Snyder’s Lures, Easy Prey, K&E, Big Tooth, Maynards, JB Lures, JR’s, Finn-Tech, Baydenoc & more!). Whatever it is you’re looking for (ice - Slender Spoon, Rocket Spoon, The Slim-Slam, Tingler, The Boss, Froggit, Willow Daddy, Flying Ant, Big Shaker, Hot Tamale, Jalapeno Tungsten, Demon, Striper, Vertiglo, Gem-N-Eye, Big Max, Glow Optics, Glow Dancers, TriggerX, Maki Plastics, Perch Talker) you’ll most likely find it right here.
Get geared up with bait and tackle specifically for area lake fishing - including Lake Bemidji, Cass Lake, Lake Winnie, Lake of the Woods, and Upper Red Lake.
Stop in too, just to check out all the collector darkhouse spearing decoys hanging from the ceiling throughout the shop! An amazing collection of decoys with great swimming action to intrigue even the most suspicious fish . Pickup a Spearing Decoy as a gift, to decorate your summer cabin, or to tease a monster Northern Pike into your spearing hole.
Taber's also carries:
- Licenses, Maps, and Area Lake Information
- Fishing Reports and Fishing Secrets
- Pop, Candy, Ice
- LP Exchange