Dad's Bait Shop

Dad's Bait Shop-live bait and tackle

Lake Icaria Bobbers Down Marina

We are getting geared up for Spring/Summer season. This is just a sample of our inventory. And still putting on the walls. Come check us out. Appreciate all the support from all of you!

[01/21/19]   We are now open again from 6 am to 6 pm everyday!

We would like to share our display of winter & ice fishing items. Stop by & check us out. And remember we have live bait all winter.

[09/05/18]   2nd Annual Harvest Fest Sept. 7-8-9th in Cromwell, IA. Donโ€™t miss it!๐Ÿ‘

[09/05/18]   Just want to remind everyone that the 2nd Annual Harvest Fest is coming up this weekend, Sept. 7-8-9th. Lots of things going on for kids & the big kids. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Saturdayโ€”kids fishing tournament(prizes for all), BBQ Contest all day, kids parade, kids tractor pull, bags tournament, kids activities (face painting, bounce house, & games), open talent show in park, BBQ meal, street dance & much more. Vendors will also be there.
Sundayโ€”Cowboy Church, tractor show, working class truck show & MPA truck & tractor pull. Vendors will also be open this day.
So come on over & bring the whole family and weโ€™ll all have a good time!

The 8th Annual Sons of the Legion Fishing Tournament & Fish Fry is right around the corner. Get your tickets to win this 10โ€™ Bass Pro Prowler II 2-man fishing boat with trolling motor and fish finder included. The drawing will be immediately following the fishing tournament on July 28th, 2018 at the Lorimor American Legion Post at 4:00 PM. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $5.00. We still have tickets at Dadโ€™s Bait Shop in Afton.


We at Dadโ€™s Bait Shop are all geared up for springs ( which hopefully is just around the corner). We have all sorts of fishing tackle. We even have some new items.
Right now there is 10 percent off all of our Craftman Tools.
So come on in & browse around.

First annual harvest fest!

Fish Heads

Jacob Wheeler


When fishing is life! Gotta keep those hookset muscles primed and ready!

[12/31/17]   Everyone at Dadโ€™s Bait Shop would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Be safe & stay warm!
We would also like to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported us in the past & look forward to serving you this coming year!๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ

Burrrr! This weather means ice fishing is right around the corner. Come check us out. And we have live bait all year long. Some items we have plus much more:
UB1280 UNIVERSAL BATTERIES/ 1280 12V 8Ah โ€”- $22.49
SIENNA 500FD REEL โ€”- $25.99
A lot more, to much to list. Come check us out!!!

Dad's Bait Shop

Once again we invite you to stop in and check us out. We have a little bit of everything. We have live bait all year long. Maybe some Christmas ideas. Or just stop by to browse.
We at Dads Bait Shop would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ„

Never know what this bait shop guys going to have here next. We have Craftman Quick Release Ratchets, Extension Bar Sets, Universal Joint sets, Adapter Sets, Hex Bit Socket Sets, and Socket Sets. All very reasonably priced!
Also getting ice fishing inventory out! Pictures coming soon!
So if youโ€™re in our neighborhood, come check us out!
โ€˜โ€˜Tis the seasonโ€

Come over and enjoy all the festivities that is going on this weekend. There will be lots of activities going on! So come on over and enjoy yourself at Cromwell's 1st Annual Harvest Fest!!!!

Dad's Bait Shop

Another big thumbs up to the Sons of the American Legion for another great "Fishing Tournament"--"Poker Run"--And as always, the great food & visiting! Here is the results of the fishing tournament. Thank you all for the great participation and I apologize for any miss spelling.
Stringer of kids panfish: 1. Kylan Smith 2.6
2. Eli Weeks 2.5
3. Gus McNeil 1.15
Stringer of 3 kids bass: 1. Bryson Ramey 10.15
2. Ryder Sharp 8.13
3. Joe Hayes 7.5
Stringer of 3 catfish kids: 1. Gage Mitchell 17#
2. Silas Hayes 6#
Stringer of 3 panfish adults: 1. Mitchell Johnson 2.5
2-3. Red Crab & Tate Kerrigan both was 1.15
Stringer of 3 bass adults: 1. Brendan Halsy 15.7
2. Tyler Halsy 12.14
Mike Ashly 10.11
Stringer of 3 catfish adults: 1. Gavin Kline 19.10
Biggest fish: Brock Jones
Thank everyone for another awesome year!

Don't forget this weekend!!! Lots of fun & good food! Sons of the Legion "Fishing Tournament (all ages)"---"Poker Run"---"Fish Fry". Good family fun!!

We now have crickets!

An idea for storing those fishing poles!

Pool Noodle and a piece of reclaimed wood to store fishing poles!


Preschool field trip to learn about worms ๐Ÿ›!

Few fishing reports! ๐ŸŽฃ

For Sale:
'03 Alumacraft Lunker 165 boat. 16'6 long.
'04 Mercury 50 Horse motor with power trim and tilt.
'04 EZ load 1650 trailer.
Minn Kota Foot Controlled front trolling motor 50 lb thrust.
3 seats and a stand upfront.
Also has a livewell, minnow well and storage.
Great boat in super clean condition!
For more information call;
641-344-3175 or message us right here at Dad's Bait Shop!

Almost got all of our summer fishing items up! Lots of new rods and lures! Come check us out!

Sooo true around our place!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

[01/18/17]   Sorry for the inconvenience but we will close at 2PM 1-18-2017 for a very special friends funeral. We will open as usual at 6AM 1-19-2017. Thank you.

[01/13/17]   Need your chain saw chains sharpened? Dad's Bait Shop can sharpen them for you!

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great day! ๐ŸŽฃ

[12/25/16]   We at Dads Bait Shop would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Lots of different flavors!

Need any last minute gift ideas stop in at the bait shop!

Shop early! BigFoot dear stand. $69.99

What a great event the Sons of the American Legion puts on each year! Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry. Hope I get this right and if not I apoligize. Kids Bass: 1. Ryder Sharp 8lbs1oz 2. Talon Smith 7lbs 3. Jesse Vicker 6lbs14oz Kids Pan Fish: 1. Mitchell Johnson 2lbs5oz 2. Bo Thompson 2lbs 3. Ryder Sharp 1lbs12oz Kids Catfish: Kayden Hudak 18lbs10oz 2. Clay Witt 16lbs3oz 3. Brock Jones 4lbs8oz Adult Bass: 1. Brandon Hulsey 14lbs2oz 2. Clayton Miller 12lbs8oz 3. Tate Kerrigan 8lbs13oz Adult Pan Fish: 1. Vince Chihak 2lbs8oz 2. Wyatt Thompson 2lbs5oz 3. Lacey 1lb7oz Adult Catfish: 1. Quentin Siefkas Congratulations to all of you! Food was great and the entertainment was awesome!

[07/16/16]   We now take debit/credit cards!

Funny Weird & Wonderful

Interesting to say the least!! Lol

Let's go ice fishing..

Fishing Humor

Alittle fishing humor. Lol

More @


Yikes! ๐ŸŽฃ

Cool Story: Three Lions Save Ethopian Girl From Rapists, Guard Her Till Cops Take Over

Hahaha! ๐ŸŽฃ

Does this bother anyone else?

New inventory come check it out!

[04/27/16]   We have ice again! Stop in and see us!

Just in Silent hitch lock. $9.99

Want your business to be the top-listed Gym/sports Facility in Afton?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.




612 N Pierce St
Afton, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 18:00
Thursday 06:00 - 18:00
Friday 06:00 - 18:00
Saturday 06:00 - 18:00
Sunday 06:00 - 18:00
Other Sport & Recreation in Afton (show all)
High Lakes Outdoor Alliance High Lakes Outdoor Alliance
1577 Creamery Rd
Afton, 50830

This page is an attempt to inform everyone of the activities of the HLOA club members.

Afton Rec League Minors Baseball Afton Rec League Minors Baseball
2518 E Grand St
Afton, 50830

Minors Baseball for Afton, IA and surrounding East Union communities. Our team is made up of primarily 3rd and 4th grade boys with a few 2nd graders.