Live Bait Specialists Since 1959

Carrying Red Tails and Creek Chubs, Spot Tail Shiners and Emerald Shiners, Ciscos and Sucker Minnows, we stock the live bait you need to be successful on the water. Located just a few blocks north of Bemidji State University, Taber's Bait is a “must stop” before heading out fishing. Taber's is the oldest bait shop in Bemidji with the oldest secrets. Stop in to pickup all of your fishing gear and supplies.

Taber's offers an excellent selection of Rods and Reels, and check out the tackle!  Much of what you'll find is locally manufactured (Northland, KenKatch, Scenic, Phelps, Jeff Sundin's Jigs-N-Rigs), as well as other well-known tackle manufacturers (Lindy, Rapala, Hali, Salmo, Bigtooth, JB Lures, JR's Tackle, Maynard's, Finn-Tech, Easy Prey, Custom Jigs & Spins, Baydenoc, Kastmaster & more!).

Sales Manager Aaron SchmitzMinnow Tanks

Taber's also carries :

· Licenses, Maps, and Area Lake Information

· Fishing Reports and Fishing Secrets

· Pop, Candy, Ice

· LP Exchange

Get geared up with bait and tackle specifically for area lake fishing - including Lake Bemidji, Cass Lake, Lake Winnie, Lake of the Woods, and Upper Red Lake. Taber's also carries several unique lines of tackle that you won't find anywhere else in the area.

Stop in too, just to check out all the collector darkhouse spearing decoys hanging from the ceiling throughout the shop! An amazing collection of decoys with great swimming action to intrigue even the most suspicious fish . Pickup a Spearing Decoy as a gift, to decorate your summer cabin, or to tease a monster Northern Pike into your spearing hole.

Est. 1959
The Oldest Bait Shop in Bemidji with the Oldest Secrets