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Come check out the 3.5″ Ripple Shad down at Hank’s!!! Killer for Walleyes and Bass!!


~last updated Apr. 14th, 2014

Hank’s and Berkley’s Annual Line Winding Day – March 22nd

Hank’s Spring Seminars – March 5th & 8th (info below)

~last updated Feb. 22nd, 2014

Reconditioned Abu Garcia Pro Max Reels

Reconditioned Abu Garcia Pro Max reels. $40 EACH!!(regularly $79.99) Now at Hank’s! Reels have no warranty and are AS IS. Fantastic low price!!

New Hank’s Hornet Cranks – Coming soon!

Fishing Derby Results

Thanks to everyone who came to the Fishing Derby! The fishing was kind of slow but we all had a good time!!

Congrats Dave R. on winning the biggest fish contest with a 1.6 lb. Walleye!!!

Dave R. – Left

Leaderboard – Bottom Left

Weigh-in Station – Bottom Right

~Last updated January 27th, 2014

Hank’s 7th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2014

CHECK-IN-TIME: 5:00-8:00am @ Hank’s 
WEIGH-IN-TIME: 5:30pm @ Knights of Columbus 
1955 Locke Ave. @ LaPorte Rd 

CASH PAYOUT $$$ 1st and 2nd place – Largest Fish

CATEGORIES: Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Walleye and Perch

RAFFLES: FLX-28 Vexilar, Lowrance Endura Out and Back(GPS hand held unit), Ice Auger, Rod and Reel combos, Ice jigs and more!

Tickets available now at Hank’s 
Pre-Registration – $25 (entry fee and dinner)
Registration – Day of tournament – $30
Bring a guest – Dinner only

Call Hank’s @ 319-234-0711 for more info

~Last updated January 19th, 2014

Buy an Eskimo Wide1 One man tent and receive a free cover! ($60 value)

Tent Price: $379.99    $299.99

~Last updated January 29th, 2014


Buy a 13 Fishing Tear Drop ice fishing reel and receive a $25 Hank’s gift card!! Special ends Jan. 7th or while supplies lasts!

Any questions? Just call us at (319)-234-0711 or send us a message on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/HanksBait



~Last updated January 1st, 2014


Thanks Gary Therm for a Successful Jig tying Day!

~Last updated December 28th, 2013

Hank’s Now Carries Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

  • February 28th, 2014

Hank’s now has a variety of Costa Del Mar sunglasses! There will be a special deal on them at the Pro Crappie Night at Hank’s on March 5th and Hank’s Annual Spring Seminars on March 8th!

Updated Local Fishing Report – 2/21/14

  • February 21st, 2014

George Wyth – Fishing in the main Lake near the island. The crappie bite has been the best early in the morning or later in the evening just before dark.

Brinker Lake (East Lake) - Ice fishing remains fairly slow across the lake. Ice thickness still remains around 16- 18 inches on most of the lake. Some Anglers have been catching crappie near the island fishing in 12-14 foot of water. Crappie – Fair: jig tipped with a waxworm or minnow has been working best.

Mitchell Sand Pits - Crappie bite has been decent early in the morning. Watch out for sketchy ice as the […]

Check out how the SrikerIce Float suits perform in Hank’s Tank!

NEW Shappell BayRunner now at Hank’s Live Bait and Tackle

Hank’s has an array of Vexilars! Come check them out!

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What Customers Say

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.
Sweeeet store hidden Gem
Very good service, very friendly employees, and good tackle!