Don’t forget to stop by Hanks and get friends, family & fishing buddies a gift card for Christmas!!!

~last updated December 15th, 2014

Mike’s TOP SECRET‘ Tip of the Day

~last updated December 15th, 2014

The All NEW Bass Ackwards 4″ Ringworm at Hank’s!

~last updated December 14th, 2014

Hank’s Ice Tent Showroom is setup and ready to go!!


~last updated December 6th, 2014


We’d like to thank everyone for attending this year’s seminars. We had our biggest crowd ever!! Over $2,000 awarded in door prizes, raffles and giveaways! Here are a few pictures from the event. Thanks again!

~last updated December 5th, 2014

All of our Electronics are charged and ready to go!!

~last updated November 21st, 2014

Hank’s 8th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar, Dec 3rd from 2-9pm

~last updated November 15th, 2014

 JB Lures new Icicle Jig coming to Hank’s!

~last updated November 10th, 2014

Changes to the Jiffy Pro 4 Propane Auger. In stock at Hanks!

~last updated November 9th, 2014

Hank’s 8th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar Coming December 3rd!!

~last updated November 5th, 2014

Nice Muskie and Catfish, Pat!

Pat’s largest fish yet was this 39 in. 12 lb.+ Muskie. His personal record only lasted 8 days until he caught a 14 lb. 10 oz. Monster Cat. Nice fish Pat!!! Thanks for supporting Hank’s Live Bait & Tackle!

~last updated November 3rd, 2014

Walleye Fishing Report (as of 10/19/14)

               -Walleyes have been hitting on the Cedar River. Customers have been using anywhere from 1/8oz. to 5/16oz. jig heads depending on the water current. Using 2.5″ to 4″ twister tails that are transparent such as smoke/glitter and clear chartreuse. Also a few anglers have been catching them on minnows and crawlers on a jig or a lindy rig. Crankbaits have been good also such as the Berkley Flicker shad and scatter Rap in firetiger, perch and purpledesent  colors.

~last updated October 19th, 2014

Nice Northern Pike and Walleye Kevin!

~last updated October 19th, 2014

Hank’s Fall / Winter Hours go into effect on October 13th, 2014.

Monday – Saturday

7:00am  –  6:00pm


7:30am  –  5:00pm

~last updated October 11th, 2014

 Hank’s Front Counter Special. BUCKTAIL JIGS

Regularly $1.99, NOW 50¢ EACH!!!

~last updated September 22nd, 2014

Tommy Skarlis gives the run down on Hank’s Crawlers

~last updated June 21st, 2014

Nice bass, Ashley!

Hank’s Current Big-Fish Leaderboards

~last updated June 4th, 2014

Hank’s Summer Hours in effect! as of 5/23/2014

Monday-Saturday: 6:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 7:00am – 5:00pm

~last updated May 23rd, 2014

New Holographic Spinner Baits! BUY one get one FREE!! Come check them out!

~last updated May 15th, 2014

Kim and Scott scored big time at the Detroit River!! Nice fish guys, thanks for supporting Hank’s Live Bait & Tackle!

~last updated Apr. 24th, 2014

Tuesday Night Big Bass Series

2014 Schedule

May 6th Big Woods
May 13th George Wyth
May 20th Brinker Lake
May 27th Big Woods
June 3rd George Wyth
June 10th Brinker Lake
June 17th Cedar River Island Park
June 24th Cedar River Waterloo
July 1st Big Woods
July 8th George Wyth
July 15th Brinker Lake
July 22nd Cedar River Island Park
July 29th Cedar River Waterloo
August 5th Big Woods
August 12th George Wyth
August 19th Brinker Lake
August 26th Cedar River Island Park
September 2nd Cedar River Waterloo
September 9th Cedar River Island Park
September 16th Cedar River Waterloo

~last updated Apr. 23rd, 2014

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 @

~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!