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Best of The Rivah - Meet the Winners - Bait and Tackle Shop

J&W Seafood

1. J&W Seafood
The Tackle Shop@J&W is a full service tackle shop that has everything you need from fishing on the dock to all-day boat fishing excursions. Located at 16552 General Puller Highway in Deltaville, The Tackle Shop@J&W has experienced anglers on staff to answer fishing questions and offer advice on equipment.

Fishermen will find all types of live and frozen bait; a big selection of artificial lures and rigs for any type of fishing; and a complete line of light to heavy action rods and reels to fit any budget. 

The Tackle Shop@J&W weighs fish and registers citation catches.

The shop sells crab pots and crab pot line, and menhaden bait traps. It also sells Virginia fishing licenses.

  • The Tackle Shop@J&W is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. 776-6400.

RW’s Sports Shop

2. RW’s Sports Shop
RW’s Sports Shop is a complete hunting and fishing supply store at 1434 Northumberland Highway, Callao.

Since 1991, RW’s Sports Shop has catered to sportsmen. In the 10,000-square-foot building fishermen and hunters can find just about anything needed, and get expert advice from co-owner Ricky Thomas, an avid sportsman.
The shop offers rod and reel repair and can fix bow and arrows.

RW’s Sport Shop also carries a complete selection of live bait including eels, shrimp and soft crab parts, menhaden oil, and chum.

In addition they sell guns and hunting and fishing licenses.

  • RW’s Sports Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., except on Friday when it closes at 7 p.m. On Sunday it is open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 529-5634.

Jim Dan Dee Seafood

3. Jim Dan Dee Seafood
Most folks visit Jim Dan Dee Seafood “Crab King” in Kilmarnock for its fresh seafood. However, the tiny showroom, tucked behind Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., offers more than just steamed blue crabs, fish fillets and seafood salads.

Although the store doesn’t carry tackle, it does stock a variety of bait options, including menhaden, or bunkers, for crab pot bait and squid for fishing. Crab King also stocks frozen soft crabs, not suitable for retail food sale, as bait for fishing and crabbing. Fishermen use their shrimp as bait for bottom fishing and the store sells small clams for off-shore spade fishing.

Crab King was opened just off Main Street in Kilmarnock nine years ago by owner James Dameron.

  • Jim Dan Dee Seafood is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day. It is at 507 N. Main Street in Kilmarnock, 435-7750.
posted 09.04.2017

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