Go to the Sheepshead Page Right Next to all the Party Boats!
Stella Maris Bait & Tackle
Bait, Tackle & Ice
2702 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
at the Piers in
Sheepshead Bay
(718) 646-9754
Call for Fishing Info




"Prepare for your Deep Sea Fishing Trip"



Many generations of anglers have been fishing the party boats of Brooklyn's, Sheepshead Bay Piers, and getting everything they need at the famous Stella Maris Fishing Station. This shop carries everything you need for fishing on the boats, and from the many piers and beaches in the area.




" Brooklyn's Traditional Bait Store since 1947 "
Hours of Operation
Day Season Open Closed
Everyday Mar 1st - Sept 30 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Everyday Oct to Feb Call for Hours
Sheepshead Bay Charter & Party Boat Information inside the store
Fish Weigh-In Station

"Making your trip Complete!"




The small shop with the huge inventory. Years of experience has taught us what to carry in our shop. We have a huge selection of high end and low end fishing gear, as well as all the other most asked for essentials, like Grundens foul weather gear, rubber boots, fishing tee-shirts, ball caps, sunglasses, and anything else you might need for your party boat trip, either inshore or offshore. Stop in and check us out!
Ready to Go to the Canyon
Have Everything you Need??? Offshore Fishing Checklist
Reels
Penn International 50-80 wide two speed
(We also carry 30 wides and 130 wides) or ... Shimano TLD 50-80 wide 2 speed.
Rods
Strong Quality rods are essential in landing your big fish. Be sure you have only the best!
Sabre - Star or Lamiglass. Let us match your rod to the reel you use.
Line
Once you hook up, don't take the chance on losing your fish due to old or frayed line.
Pick up a 1000 yard cake of Momoi 80 to 100 lb test. If you already have good line on your reel, take an extra in case you get spooled!
Hooks
Offshore fishing demands sharp lethal hooks that will hold on to huge fish.
Be sure to have plenty of Gamakatsu 6/0 hooks in the early season, and 8/0 in the late season. These hooks have proven to be the best choice for fish ranging from 50 to 300 pounds.
Leader Material
Offshore fish like tuna and swords have excellent eyesight.
Seaguar or Momoi Flourocarbon Leaders in 25 yard spools, really make the difference in hookups. Completely invisible underwater, best way to trick the fish to your bait!
Sinkers
When fishing in 300 feet of water, the fish could be concentrated at a certain depth.
We recommend Egg Sinkers in 2 ounce to 8 ounce sizes. These sinkers are designed to ride on the line without fraying your line.
Barrel Swivels
Fishing heavy tackle means "No Weak Links".
Be sure to pick up a couple packs of Sampo or S-Pro Swivels in 150 to 200 pound test. Both are ball bearing swivels, and become the most essential part of fighting large fish!
Fighting Belt and Harnesses
Get yourself a Braid fighting belt or harness. Be sure to wear it the entire time, while fishing.
Foul Weather Gear, Boots & Gloves
Weather can turn at the canyon in a moments notice! We carry suitable fishing gear from LaCrosse, Grunden and Proline. All are waterproof and used by the pros!
Miscellaneous
You can catch alot of live squid for bait at the canyon, pick yourself up a couple Yozuri squid jigs. We also carry flourescent light sticks for swordfishing.
Check out our Selection of Bait, Tackle & Accessories

Our Bait Products
We always carry the freshest bunker available

Live and Fresh Bait
Sandworms - Bloodworms - Green Crabs - Fiddler Crabs - Clams - Bunker - Eels - Live Bait Buckets - EARTHWORMS - Live Mussells
Frozen Bait
Bunker - Mackerel - Spearing - Sandeels - Whole Large Squid - Calamari Squid - Pre-cut Squid - Bally -hoo - Clams
Chum & Flats
4 gallon Bunker Chum - Cans of Spearing Chum & 5 lb Spearing - Frozen Clam Sticks - Flats of Bunker - Flats of Mackerel - Flats of Butterfish - Chum Pots & Chum Bags - 40 pound bags of Ice
Species Blood
Worms
Sand
Worms
Clams & Mussells Spearing Sandeels Baby
Bunker
Bunker & Butters Eels Green
Crabs
Fiddler
Crabs
Squid
Fluke
Flounder
Blues
Stripers
Weakfish
Blackfish
Porgy
Sea Bass
Ling
Fishing Tackle
Get more Strikes & Hook more fish. The right hook makes the difference.
Best hooks in the business

Hooks(many sizes & styles - Mustad, Gamakatsu, Owner) - Sinkers(many sizes - Bank, Pan & Pyramid) - Line(Mono (Ande, Trilene, Power Pro, Momoi), Wire) - Line removal & spooling done on premises

Line for today's angler


Packaged Rigs for ALL species
All of our packaged rigs are made by a local NY fisherman, and are proven to work in our waters!

Metal Jigs - Artificial Worms & fish - Tons of Floating & Diving Plugs - Spinners & Spoons - Umbrella Rigs - Spinners, Spoons & Bunker Spoons - Offshore Lures & Tuna Feathers - Custom Daisy Chains and Spreaders - Flourocarbon Leader Material - Snap & Barrel Swivels - Bucktails - Tackle boxes & storage solutions

Top names in artificial baits


Rods & Reels Many Premium Brand reels in Stock, everyday!
Our reels are the best in the world

Penn Conventional Inshore & Offshore Reels - Spinners from Penn, Shimano, Okuma, Avet & Daiwa - Specialty Rod & Reel Combos - Avet Reels - Okuma Reels - Big Game Combos - Penn International Reels - Shimano TLD's Child Sized Rods & Reels - Custom Rods made with either Lamiglas or St Croix blanks, Fuji guides, week to 2 weeks waiting period - Big Game Rod & Reel Combos - Surf Poles & Reels - All Types of Rods(Penn Sabre, Shakespeare Ugly Stik, Lamiglas, St. Croix, Star) -
Custom Rods and these Great Names


Fishing Accessories
Essentials for the Fishermen
Full Line of Foul Weather Gear - Fish like the Pros

Knives(many types & styles, come in and take a look) - Scales - Scalers - Cutting boards - Buckets - Tape Measures - Stringers - Game Bags - Sandspikes - Landing Nets - Gaffs - Seine Nets - Killie & Eel traps - Maryland Crab Traps - Box Crab Traps & Drop Lines - Flashlights & Necklights

Other Essentials
Let us help you get prepared for your day fishing & crabbing.
40 pound Bags of Ice - Coolers - Sunscreen - Disposable Cameras - Free Publications - Fishing Tee Shirts - Hats - Sweat Shirts - Boots - Rain Gear - Tide Charts - Captain Seagull's Charts & "Waterproof" Charts - Gloves - Sunglasses


Stop into our store on your way to these nearby locations
Location Description & Directions from the store
Ocean Eagle Party Boat
Blackfish Specialists
Ocean Eagle V - Pier 5 Sheepshead Bay - (718) 258-4126
Captain Greg Nardiello the areas most noted "BlackFish Fishing" specialist, offering full day fishing trips on wrecks and reefs for all bottom fishing species. Fresh fish always available at Pier 5 between 3:00 and 3:30 EVERYDAY!. Full Galley and fishing instructions for families and beginners.

Pier 5 is 100 yards from the store!
We stock Live Clams, Frozen Clams, Green Crabs and Fiddlers for Capt Greg's bottom fishing trips
Explorer Party Boat
When it's Tuna Time!!
Explorer Fishing - Pier 3 Sheepshead Bay - (917) 733-5993
Captain John Cosgrove Local fishing trips Half and Full Day, night fishing trips every night. Specializing in Offshore fishing in season for Tuna, Swordfish, Makos, Giant Sea Bass, Cod & Pollock. Fastest boat to the Canyon, huge unobstructed stern, 30 man bunk room for overnight trips!

Pier 3 is 75 yards from the store!
We carry a wide array of offshore fishing gear
Sheepshead Bay Piers
safe fishing for the family
All along Emmons Ave is a railed bulkhead, suited for fishing and crabbing.

Exit the store and go left, the pier begins as you walk along Emmons.

Make it official!! Weigh in your fish at our store.
Canarcie Pier
Park next to where you fish!
Enjoy fishing one of the most popular fishing piers in the Brooklyn Area, all seasonal species available, fluke, blackfish, porgies, blues, weaks and Striped Bass.

Head east on Emmons Ave to the Belt Parkway East. Take the second exit for the Rockaway Parkway, the pier is on the Right.

Parking available
"Steeple Chase" Pier - Coney Island
Most Popular local spot for Stripers & Fluke
The world famous Coney Island Pier stretches into the Atlantic, for some of the finest saltwater pier fishing available. Jigging the structure around the pier, casting plugs or metals, and of course bait fishing, are all very productive here.

Exit the store down West Front Street Take Emmons Ave west tyo Neptune Ave then to Ocean Parkway and make a left. Follow Ocean Pkwy all the way to the Coney Island Pier, right behind the Cyclone Rollercoaster.

Take a break with the family and enjoy the other activities in Coney Island!
Staten Island South Beach Pier
Most Popular Staten Island Pier
Big Fishing Pier, right on the boardwalk on South Beach, located on the South East side of the Island. Fish at the point where the Raritan Bay, Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean all meet up!. Diverse species always running.

Head north on Emmons Ave, and follow the signs to the left for the Belt Parkway West across the Verrazano Narrows bridge, into Staten Island. After the toll, bear right for Hyland Boulevard. After 1 mile of ramp, make a left at the sign for Hyland Blvd, and continue. At hyland Blvd, make a right and continue 1 mile to Midland. At Midland make a left to the end, then a right on Father Cappodanno Blvd. The pier is the 4th beach parking lot you encounter, on the right.

Great Scenery, boardwalk and fishing pier.


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