Mission Statement: Hank’s has served avid anglers in Waterloo, IA since 1939. Our primary goal is to serve all anglers, from beginning to advanced and everybody in-between. Customer service is our number 1 priority. 


~last updated October 14th, 2016

Hank’s Annual Ice Fishing Seminar is coming up.

We’ve got a lot of speakers this Winter, including: Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Kevan Paul, Scott Reed, Dan Johnston, Tommy Skarlis, and Tod Reed.

We want to hear from you! What would everyone want to learn at this year’s seminar? Write anything/everything you’d like to hear about on our Facebook post found here: https://www.facebook.com/HanksBait/

~last updated October 7th, 2016

Hank’s has met with Kevin with Brantner Jig’s and we are proud to announce that we’ll be the exclusive retailer for his product! As of right now we have an order in for several Brantner jigs including the Brantner Bread Jig. We will fill everyone in on other colors/details at a later time. For any other information please call Hank’s @ 319-234-0711.

We will make a post letting everyone know when they arrive at the shop.


~last updated September 9th, 2016

Lori with a nice Crappie!! Way to go Lori!!
Brice with a few crappies himself!!


~last updated September 6th, 2016

Prarie Du Chein July 17th Cedar Valley Bassmasters Tournament

First place – Mike Slick and Steve Pasker with 15.02

Second place – Eric Johnston and Adam Farmer with 10.03

Third place – Jim Mastain and Paul Herron with 9.59


~last updated July 21st, 2016

Check out this crappie. Weighed in at 4 lbs. 20″. Nice slab, Troy! Just under the state record.


~last updated July 10th, 2016


~last updated June 17th, 2016

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Great customer service! Went in Dec 14 for a blade for my 9 inch auger, didn’t have one in stock. Had to order it on Monday the 16th, I recieved a call the 18th that it came in! Thanks guys!!
good place to find out where the fish are at.
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Very good service, very friendly employees, and good tackle!