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Welcome to Benicia Bait & Tackle!


Benicia Bait & Tackle has been at it's present location since 1972, and has been owned aCurtis Hayes, Owner of Benicia Bait & Tacklend operated by Curtis Hayes and Pam Royal since 2000. We began our adventure out of frustration that there were very few bait shops that catered to the weekend warriors. None of the shops in our area carried any tackle, and the bait was always mediocre. In 1999, we set up a mini bait & tackle shop in our garage, experimenting on how to keep our bait in the best condition. After a year we found the perfect shop to move into, and purchased a run down "bait shop" and turned it back into a full fledged Bait & Tackle store.




We specialize in Sturgeon, Striper, Salmon, Halibut and Tuna. Since 2005 we have increased our inventory to include an extensive Largemouth Bass and Kokanee selection. We have all your tackle needs, with a wide variety of saltwater and freshwater rods and reels. Our rod and reel repairs are done by Vic's Custom Rods, who has specialized in custom rod building for over 20 years. Our Bait selection is unsurpassed in the North Bay, with the reputation of the best quality of live and frozen baits. Bait reservations are welcome, especially during derbys.

Benicia Bait & Tackle Shop Products

Benicia Bait & Tackle Shop Products

Benicia Bait & Tackle Shop Products

Benicia Bait & Tackle Shop Products


Fishing Access in Benicia


There are two easy access boat launches. The Public Launch is free and is located on West 9th Street. The Benicia Marina Launch costs $5.00 and is located on East 5th Street. There are two public piers to fish on without a license and numerous shoreline fishing areas that produce a variety of species at different times of the year. Come in and talk, we'll send you to the best places and recommend what baits to use.

1st Stree Public Fishing Pier, Benicia CA East 5th Stree Marina Launch Ramp, Benicia, CA West 9th Street Public Launch Ramp, Benicia, CA

1st Street Public Fishing Pier

East 5th Street Marina Launch Ramp

West 9th Street Public Launch


Customer Service


We offer hands on instruction for the novice fishermen, and specialized information for the seasoned anglers. If you're looking for something we don't have in stock, we do special orders weekly. There are several Charter Boats that we have direct contact with, from the 6-pack to the larger fleet boats. You can come in or call for information on what's "biting" the best.




We are open 7 days a week with extended hours during the summer.
6:00 am to 6:00 pm  -  Monday through Thursday
5:30 am to 6:00 pm  -  Friday through Sunday


Our Shrimp Boat - The Hailey Haze


Our commitment to provide availability of bait and quality of bait led us to buy and operate our own Shrimp Boat, The Hailey Haze, named after Curtis Hayes' granddaughter, Hailey.  The Hailey Haze is a 32 ft Morris Trawler circa 1972, with a 6.35 Perkins engine.  She is already developing quite a reputation as CBS news reporter Roberta Gonzales featured an exclusive ride aboard the Hailey Haze. Click below to watch the video (following a short commercial)....

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In fact, The Hailey Haze has become so popular, that she has her own official mascot... Baby Doll, aka BD Seagull.  Identifiable by the scar on her beak, she gladly volunteered her services to serve as mascot in return for treats of fish.  Baby Doll has become so comfortable on The Hailey Haze that Curtis is eventually able to hand feed her yummy treats of fish!  Check out the video of Baby Doll - BD Seagull...


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Benicia Bait & Tackle 509 Claverie Way Benicia, Ca 94510 707-745-4921 www.beniciabait.com