Welcome to Clear Lake Bait & Tackle. We are located at 524 HWY 18 E in Clear Lake, IA. Our shop is built by fishermen for fishermen. Chris and I have been tournament fishing Clear Lake for many years, and we are also the most accomplished fishing guides on the lake. At our shop you will find some of the hottest fishing reports around, hottest fishing gear, and we will do our best to get you on the best bite. Clear Lake Bait & Tackle also has a great selection of fresh, live bait. We stock minnows, chubs, night crawlers, red worms, wax worms, spikes, and leeches. The size and availability may vary depending on the season. We also stock everything from beer to fish breading. 

We offer the largest selection of fishing gear in Clear Lake. Clear Lake Bait is owned by two local fishing guides. Our team has filmed many TV shows with some of the greatest in the industry.

Our staff is very knowledgeable and can help make you a better angler.  


4-19-18 Water Temp 38-40
Things are starting to come together. The Walleyes on the local rivers are going well and the wader fishermen on Clear Lake are starting to pick up some nice fish at sundown. We have a huge selection of inventory and some awesome bait. If you're in the market for a new rod and reel buy it from us and we will spool it for FREE. We have a fair selection of FREE line otherwise we can spool what you purchase at no charge.


Hot Buys & Great Inventory Daily!

JT Open Water and Ice Rods JT Open Water and Ice Rods
Live Bait

Nightcrawlers, Red Worms, Minnows, Chubs, Leeches, Wax Worms, Spikes - Some bait is seasonal