And Live and Frozen Bait

On Sanibel Island, FL

Welcome to the Historic
Bait Box, the Angler’s Headquarters

The Bait Box has been the fisherman’s headquarters for Sanibel and Captiva Islands since 1971. We are your one stop shop for anything you need to land that big catch yourself, or to help your kids do it. We carry a wide selection of fishing gear, such as rods and reels, cast nets, life vests, fishing apparel, and lures of every kind. We also carry live and frozen bait, which is caught nightly, so we can guarantee its freshness. Stop in, message us, or give us a call at (239) 472-1618 to trade tips and tricks for landing your big catch!

A Complete Line of Fishing Equipment and Accessories

The Bait Box has a full line of top brand-name fishing supplies and fishing apparel, perfect for both fun and safety. We have freshly-caught live and frozen bait that comes directly from our area. We also rent and repair rods, reels, and other fishing tackle, so you do not need to be concerned if the one that got away takes your line with it! Our stock of UV protective fishing and boating wear, as well as sunscreens and lotions, will keep you safe and comfortable no matter where you choose to cast your line. Get your fishing license from The Bait Box, then peruse our shelves and get what you need to get out there!

Our photo gallery consists of catches from not just us, but you too!

Check the
Current Fishing Conditions

The current fishing conditions on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are great! The Bait Box gets reports all the time about which fish are biting and what baits are hot. We share this with you, the angler, at the tab above marked Current Fishing. Message us!

Make Memories
with Our Charter Services

The best way to see Sanibel and Captiva Islands is onboard one of our charter services. A knowledgeable local captain can take you out for a day of fishing or just to see the gorgeous sights. Half-day and full-day trips are available for the whole family. Let us be your guide!

About The Historic Bait Box

The Bait Box first opened its doors in 1971. The current owners, John and Kimberly Munger, are honored to continue the 50-year legacy of Sanibel’s premier fishing supply shop. The Mungers are Sanibel residents. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, they enjoy sport fishing and scuba diving. We have a courteous and knowledgeable staff and are always willing to provide Bait Box customers with everything they need to get the most out of each fishing experience.