Fishing Supplies and Live Bait

In Sanibel, FL

A Full Line of Supplies for Shelling and Fishing

The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva are beautiful year-round, and the perfect place for shelling or fishing. From rods and reels to scoops and spikes, The Bait Box has everything you need to catch the fish or find the shell that will make your friends wish they had been there. Visit the historic Bait Box today for all your fishing and shelling needs! 

Natural Live and Frozen Bait That Fish Crave

Bait is the most crucial thing that an angler has at their disposal to entice a fish to bite. The Bait Box uses several local suppliers to provide the freshest and largest live and frozen bait on Sanibel.

Stop in or give The Bait Box a call at (239) 472-1618 to find out if your bait of choice is in stock.

The Bait Box Live Bait

Fiddler crabs
Pass crabs

The Bait Box Frozen Bait


Threadfin herring

360 Degree Tour

The Bait Box Has 24-Hour Tackle Vending

Worried that the best bites may happen after store hours? Not a problem at The Bait Box. Our tackle and bait vending machine is available right on our front porch 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ready rigs, hooks, leaders, popping corks and more. The fish never rest, and neither does our service. Stop by to get your last-minute fishing supplies, even when the store is closed!

The Final Touches for Your Fishing Trip

The Bait Box is also The Beer Box! Just kidding, but seriously, we now sell beer, making us your true one-stop shop for all your fishing needs. Stop by to get your favorite brew! While you are there, check out our line of UPF clothing featuring original artwork and designs exclusive to The Bait Box. Let everyone know that you shop at Sanibel’s oldest and best tackle shop. We also have a lighted bucket, perfect for shelling, fishing, camping, or just using around the house. Call or stop by to check out these and all of our other great products!

Quality Fishing Gear and Accessories at The Bait Box in Sanibel, FL

Aerators and Aerator Buckets
Beach and Fishing Apparel: UV Protective Clothing, Face Guards, Shirts, Gloves and Hats
Live and Frozen Bait
Beach Carts
Beach Supplies: Chairs, Umbrellas, Inflatables, Coolers, Shelling Kits, Pails and Shovels, Sand Scoops and More
Boating Supplies: Anchors, Coolers, Rope, Trailer Accessories, Life Jackets and More
Cast Nets: All sizes from beginner to commercial
Charts and Maps
Gear: Conventional and Spinning
Insect Repellents
Knives: Fillet and Pocket
Sand Spikes
Sun Bandits
Tackle Boxes
Terminal Tackle

Fishing Services in Sanibel, FL at The Bait Box

Charters for Fishing, Shelling, and Sightseeing
Fishing and Boating Information
Fishing Licenses

Free Tide Charts
Rod and Reel Rental
Rod and Reel Repair