Smith Bait Stand Fishing Tackle in Erie (PA)

34 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 | 814-459-4259

Fishing Hot Spots near Smith Bait Stand Tackle Shop

  "7 to 8" of ice. Many perch small a few nice ones. 12 in 2 hours...." Chautauqua Lake

  "I'm not 100% sure, but I think the fish in your photo is a white perch. I've caught small ones in..." Goose Creek

  "In the 1970's / 1980's, this was a privately owned and operated "pay to fish" fishing retreat...." Hemlock Lakes

Tackle Shop Reviews for Smith Bait Stand - Erie, PA

Smith bait stand is gone


Not sure when it closed but it is no longer on state street

great place for advice for beginner to pro


"Smitty's" has long been a place where you got "no nonsense" answers to fishing questions while you bought your supplies.I was an employee decades ago and am to see the integrity and service have remained high.Not many places remain that place service so high.



My grandfather used to rent a boat from Smiths bait shop and take us fishing on Lake Erie when we were kids.



I worked at "Smitty's fifty years ago so your site brought back memories of selling minnows and packing the salted ones for trout.Harold Smith could always be counted on for reliable info on where to catch fish.

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34 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

Fishing Spots near Smith Bait Stand

More About Smith Bait Stand Tackle Shop

Looking for a hot fishing spot near Erie PA, your best chance at finding that info besides this site is talking to a local bait and tackle shop like Smith Bait Stand. Have you ever launched your boat only to realize you forgot your favorite Grubs? Or maybe your most trusted Worms? Or maybe you’ve forgotten your live bait back at home? Most of us fishermen have forgotten one or more of these items more times than we can recall. Being ready for your day on the water is critical, and finding the right bait shop can make the world of difference. Ever want to know what the fish are biting without having to try everything in your tackle box? Find a tackle shop that will help with that, and you’ll improve your odds of having fun and reeling in something for the trophy wall. Smith Bait Stand can be that shop for you. Give them the opportunity to advise you what body of water near Erie is hot right now, where to find the bass, and what lures or live bait they are hitting. Not to mention, they can sell you that necessary fishing license. A quality shop makes a world of difference. After you’ve been there we want to know about your experience with Smith Bait Stand so your fellow outdoorsmen know where to go for both gear and advice be sure to share your detailed shop reviews here.