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The Tackle Box: Your Store for Bait, Tackle & More

The Tackle Box: Your Store for Bait, Tackle & More


Leon and Angie are co-owners of The Tackle Box in Springfield, Ga. The two entrepreneurs are well-known in their community. They acquired the bait and tackle store almost two years ago, and it has been an asset to the community, especially for the area’s many fishing enthusiasts.

Bait and Tackle

“We sell all sorts of tackle equipment… everything for fishing—poles, hooks, lures, etc. We’re unique because we sell live bait,” Leon says.

In fact, the store has long been the
only venue in the county that offers live bait—crickets, worms, minnows and shiners. Beginning this summer, the team plans to provide shrimp bait for their customers as well.

Leon is a real fishing aficionado. His knowledge has proved to be priceless to customers; they appreciate the good advice they get from him regarding the sport.

“Leon connects with people well. He has enjoyed fishing since he was a little boy; he is so knowledgeable about it,” Angie says, and so Leon normally handles customers’ bait and tackle needs.

The Tackle Box’s Other Offerings Include:

•          Fresh Boiled Peanuts

•           Homemade Pork Skins

•          Jams and Jellies

•          Local Honey

•           Fresh Eggs

•          Produce (in the summer)

•          Ammo

•          U-Haul Truck Rental Service

•          Untreated Plywood

•          Fiber Art Studio—presented by Bethany Farm Alpacas—with classes for adults or kids (children’s crafts include alpacas or pony rides!)

Learn More

Customers are encouraged to contact The Tackle Box for any additional inquiries about the store or the classes at the Fiber Arts Studio. Leon and Angie value the support of their customers. The two are pleased to service the community that they are proud to call home.