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Fox River Bait & Tackle is a small bait shop located on the shores of the Fox River. We have been proudly serving the Lake Winnebago area for over 20 years. We specialize in fishing, fishing tackle, ice fishing equipment, and live bait sales for the Lake Winnebago system during both the open water and ice fishing seasons. We also provide ice auger sales and service.
Our friendly and professional staff provides fast, reliable service and advice to all. We are conveniently located in Oshkosh, just a few miles from Hwy 41, on the Fox River. We have plenty of public shoreline fishing, bridges, and parks; as well as a large boat launching facility with ample parking. We also have a convenient outdoor bait vending machine for those after hour needs.
The Lake Winnebago system is a world class fishery which plays host to a multitude of different species. From a limit of eaters, to a trophy class fish, Lake Winnebago offers it all. Walleye over 10 lbs and pike over 40 inches are not out of the question. Also common for the system are a great number of perch and bluegills, both of which also reach a good size status. One of the Fox River's most common species around Oshkosh is the whitebass. They grow to good size and are very fun to catch.
Fox River Bait & Tackle sports one of the largest selections of ice fishing jigs in the area. We specialize in those hard to find styles, sizes, and colors of ice jigs. We also supply a lot of "small vender" ice jigs, which are rare and can't be found elsewhere. This selection is a must see for the die hard ice fisherman. Finesse plastics have become a staple in every serious panfisherman's tackle box and we carry a large supply. Stop in to and check out our selection of finesse plastics and make your next day on the ice more productive.
Ice fishing the Lake Winnebago system has exploded in popularity in recent years. A day of ice fishing often involves meeting a first timer. All of the ice fishing equipment used today makes an ice angler very comfortable on the ice. They also help today's ice fisherman be more successful than ever before. For the latest tips and hot bait choices visit us at Fox River Bait & Tackle.