Like professional apple-bobbing, fishing requires patience, precision, and the willingness to put worms in your mouth. Dip into nature's bucket with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bait, tackle, and fishing gear at Hot Spots Bait & Tackle in Gulf Breeze.
Hot Spots Bait & Tackle outfits anglers with all the gear needed to make any fishing outing a success, including a big-cobia mouthful's worth of live bait, tackle, rods, and more. Hook sporty redfish with a dozen live shrimp ($4.69), or provide a panoply of fishy hors d'oeuvres with sand fleas, eels, bull minnows, pinfish, and croakers, serenaded by the tones of "Amazing Dace" played by a band of fiddler crabs. Frozen bait includes cigar minnows ($15.99/5-lb. box), shrimp, squid, menhaden, and bally-hoo, cryogenically preserved to serve their role in the future war of man versus carp. Mariners in need of hardware can peruse the stock of rod-and-reel combos ($19.99+), inshore and offshore tackle, and Berkley Gulp! soft plastic lures ($6.49). Fish fashionably with a fresh T-shirt ($15.99+) or pair of sunglasses ($19.99+).
Fishermen and fisherwomen on their way to the lake will appreciate the parking lot, large enough to accommodate boat trailers and small- to medium-sized submarines. Hot Spots Bait & Tackle also sells fishing licenses and can issue free shoreline licenses for Florida residents, ensuring a smooth encounter when they are inevitably pulled over by the fish police.
211 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561Get Directions