Swarthout's Bait & Tackle Shop

Our Bait Is Guaranteed To Catch Fish.. Or Die Trying

Owned and operated by the Swarthout family

Serving anglers since 1987


We are located at 133 E. Hudson Street on Elmira's Southside, a block and a half south of the Madison Ave bridge. Stocking Live Bait and Tackle for all your fishing needs.


Bait on hand may include:

Night Crawlers, Red Worms, Perch (fat head) Minnows, Bass (Shinner) Minnows, Pike Minnows, Wax Worms, Meal Worms, Butter Worms, Salted Minnows, Egg Sacks, Leeches, Crabs, Dobson (when in season).


Contact us for our current bait on hand.

We carry a large variety of name brand fishing products, such as, Okuma, Shakespear, Daiwa,  Berkley, Creme, K&E, Mister Twister, Yamamato Baits, Bass Assassin, Eppinger, Manns lures, Mepps lures, Rooster Tails, Rapala, Mustad, Gulp, Trilene, Water Gremlen, Eagle Claw & much more .......


Got Bait?

We can Help With All Your Fishing Needs. 

Children's Fishing Derby

Annual Take A Child Fishing Derby

Life IS Short

Call In Sick & Go Fishing!