Lets be honest - there are a number of excellent tackle shops in the Lewes area. For a complete line of offshore tackle and a decent selection of marine supplies, I'd venture that Joe Morris at Lewes Harbour Marina can fix you up - good people who won't sell you something you don't need. For the widest variety - fight your way out to Route One and visit Bill's Sport Shop. But if you want to fish the Cape Henlopen State Park - whether from the pier or the surf - Lighthouse View Bait and tackle has exactly what you need at the best prices in the area. Our fishing reports are updated daily - we get continuous first hand daily input on where the fish are and what they are biting on. The regionally famous fishing pier is literally right outside our door. Other tackle shops pass along hearsay - we look out the door and see the fish and hear the stories as soon as they happen.
Our emphasis is specifically on giving you what you need to fish on the pier and in the surf just outside the door. We sell Delaware fishing licenses and our staff are experts at providing the how-to that will make your day there a success. If you didn't bring any tackle, we have rental rods available at very reasonable rates and offer prepackaged "Pier Boxes" - a basic tackle box with exactly what you need to catch just about anything from the Pier. These are great for the kids - ask us to explain what to use and how, and you can let the kids catch fish all by themselves.
Our rod and reel combos come spooled with premium quality line and are priced well below the manufacturer's suggested retail prices. We have them in all the popular makes and sizes - from a two foot "Mighty Mite" for the kids to catch SPOT with, to a ten foot Ugly Stick loaded for bear.
We stock a wide variety of locally tied custom rigs - based on proven designs with long histories of catching fish in our area. Using our "secret weapon" rigs, shop staff members Taylor, Brian, Keith, John, and myself won the headboat pools on over 75% of the Fisherman's Wharf headboat trips we took last year! I think the boys have personally met every FLOUNDER that gets near the pier - give taylor a red jig head and a Gulp bait, and he'll be flipping fish over the rail any time he hits the pier! We stock a wide variety of top quality live, fresh, and frozen bait, clam rakes, crabbing supplies, camping gear, a great selection of snacks and drinks, fresh hot coffee every morning, ice, fishing Tshirts and hats.... the list goes on. The right bait, the right tackle - we have everything you could want here at Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle.
Best of all, we have a staff of young men and women who are enthusiastic about fishing and have a sincere desire to put you on the fish. Brian, Chris, John, Keith, Elyse, Kris, and Taylor fish nearly every day and they see the catches as they come in on a daily basis. No grouchy old men behind the counter here at Lighthouse View!