Southside Bait and Tackle

Southside Bait and Tackle

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Not a monster but thx fod advise Gabe Lance. !
Michael Davis 45lb flat head caught by net in St Francis River in Paragould Arkansas
Caught this ( my third ) Small mouth on this Buzz bait that I bought at South Side. First of all, I've been fishing for about 50 years, and I was really, really impressed with the store, and with Gabe. The prices are very reasonable, and Gabe is really outgoing and knowledgeable. If you're looking for bait, rigs, lures, etc. , then this is the place that you need to go to !!!...
I want to thank Jeff Lance for helping me with my first successful trip to Lake Powerton. Have fished the lake several times but had no luck. Stopped in to get some bait and for some advice. He got me on the right path and my first blue cat in the boat. We caught 14, 10, 9 and a 8lb. We also caught three smaller channel cat. All was released. What a fun day! Thanks so much for your time and advice. We will be back!
The past few days have been a blast targeting crappie on the Illinois river in Central Illinois. Alot of fry in the areas we are fishing which makes it tough and made live bait key as well as keeping your bait fresh as possible, we have been drop shotting Fathead and Rosey Red minnows to target these fish in 6-12 feet of water with areas of under water structure and rock areas with water temp around 80 degrees. The fish are very scattered out and staying mobile helps dictate finding them as we found them in multiple different spots over the last 3 days.
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Southside Bait and Tackle 921 s 2nd st Pekin Illinois 61554 3096208752 921 South 2nd Street Pekin Illinois 61554

Operating as usual

09/01/2022

Bojangle Baits now in store!

Southside Bait & Tackle in Pekin IL just got their baits along with Hunters Haven in Champaign IL Appreciate the business 🤙🏻 Much Love

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 09/01/2022

We've added quite a bit of new stuff to the store ACC Crappie Stix, TOPHAT Jigs, MAD KATZ, rods into the store along with some great reels to go with them! Still have a large selection of live bait all year long also! Come get what you need before the Labor day weekend! 921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois 3096208752
Monday-Wednesday 6am-5pm
Thursday-Saturday 6am-6pm
Sunday 6am-4pm

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 03/19/2022

Chad and a few of his buddies put the hurting on some Walleye and Saugers on large minnows, great job guys!
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Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 03/16/2022

The 309 Custom Jigs worked out great for Jared the other day on some crappies and a nice Spring Musky! Crappies are gonna start to really move up soon!

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 03/11/2022

We are super excited to say we are now a local dealer for MAD KATZ rods stop in and check these rods out! We also carry Dales Tackle, Whisker Seeker Tackle and Hooker's Terminal Tackle. All sizes of ACC Crappie Stix in store along with replacement tips and tons of great reels to go along with a new set up for the year! Thank you all for the support!!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois 3096208752
OPEN
Mon-Wed 6am-5pm
Thurs-Sat 6am-6pm
Sunday 6am-4pm

03/08/2022

With tournament season underway I just wanted to say I’ll still be running trips, just working around the tournament schedule. Call or message me today to get your spring trip booked! (Still limited on locations due to state hold ups, bear with me!)

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 03/06/2022

Brock Keayes caught a 60lb Blue Cat on the big Suckers from the shop at Powerton Lake today! He puts in alot of time and effort and it finally paid off for him! Congrats.

Southside Bait And Tackle - Pekin IL 03/01/2022

Southside Bait And Tackle - Pekin IL

Southside Bait And Tackle - Pekin IL Southside Bait And Tackle, in Pekin, IL, is the leading bait and tackle shop serving Pekin, Peoria, Morton, Tremont, Springfield, and surrounding areas since 2020. We offer high-quality live bait including wax worms, night crawlers, red worms, minnows, and much more. We also offer a full selection o...

02/20/2022

Come see us we have the best live bait selections around the area s/m/l minnows, Rosey reds, Shiners, small/#1/#2 size suckers and tons of waxies, red worms and nightcrawlers in stock also. Check out Stilly Outdoors!

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 02/11/2022

Ice fishing may come to an end pretty quick but from all the things weve heard it was a good haul for alot of people! We will be having 15% off on all Ice Fishing tackle and equipment starting Friday, February 11th-March 31st stop in and get a few last minute things before the ice is gone! Post some pictures in the comments of your catches through the ice!
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Photos from Midwest Guide Service's post 02/04/2022

If you wanna learn new ways to catch fish through ice get ahold of these guys and get the experience while the bites hot! Midwest Guide Service

01/24/2022

The annual Lake Camelot Ice Fishing Tournament is this Saturday get out there on the hard water on a great fishing lake! Sign ups are the night before or you can sign up when you get there $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids. Stay safe out there everyone!

Photos from Midwest Guide Service's post 01/24/2022

Ice bite has been great for most people get out while you can!

01/23/2022

Get with Loren Midwest Guide Service

Mikey wanted some fish to take home for dinner so we helped him out! Thank you Mike Murray for choosing Midwest Guide service.

01/21/2022

Blue Cats are still biting and so are the Stripers, Powerton has tons of open water if you like to winter fish get out while the bites hot!

Powerton Lake producing some good fish right now, thie one broke 50lbs! Check out Stilly Outdoors!

01/17/2022

Good morning! Multi species trips are available! Mixed bag of crappie, gills, white and the occasional perch, walleye, large mouth like to show up and play as well. Dates are going fast get ahold of us to secure your date!

Photos from Reag's Guide Service's post 01/16/2022

Photos from Reag's Guide Service's post

01/16/2022

Get out while the fishing is good!

01/13/2022

Ice conditions are great, and the fish are biting! We have availability to get you out on the ice! Call us today and book your trip!

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 01/12/2022

Ryan with a very nice crappie on the hard water! Ice reports have been anywhere from 4-7" of very clear ice on most public lakes. We have tons of ice fishing tackle in stock. Be safe out there everyone!
921 s 2nd st Pekin Illinois
3096208752
OPEN:
6am-5pm Monday-Wednesday
6am-6pm Thursday-Saturday
6am-4pm Sunday

01/06/2022

Powerton Lake producing some good fish right now, thie one broke 50lbs! Check out Stilly Outdoors!

Photos from Illinois River Valley Outdoors's post 12/31/2021

Illinois river Walleye and Saugers have been on fire the past few weeks!

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 12/30/2021

With the forecast predicting temps at night around 5 degrees its about time to get prepared for ice fishing! We have tons of Widow Maker tungstens that are only $1.99 a peice l, we also have Pflueger Trion Inline reels along with a few 13 Fishing Decent inline reels and tons of nice ice rods to pair them up with!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
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12/29/2021

Got 2 Denali Lithium pro series rods left at Southside Bait and Tackle stop in and check them out before theyre gone!

Our new Denali Lithium Pro series are going to be in stock soon! Looking forward to getting these awesome new rods in anglers hands.

12/25/2021

Merry christmas to all. We cant thank you all enough for the support within the last year and a half, we hope 2022 is an even better year with more great things to come! We will be back open tomorrow morning, be safe this weekend!

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 12/22/2021

NEW Widow Maker Tungsten ice jigs in stock DROPLIT in 6 colors they are gonna be a hot jig this winter through the ice!

921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
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Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 12/20/2021

Was a great year all around fishing in 2021, great memories with friends and family out on the water!! Post a few pictures of your most memorable day out on the water this year in the comments!
ACC Crappie Stix
Big Cat Fever Rod Series
Whisker Seeker Tackle
Dales Tackle
Woodstock Line Company
TOPHAT Jigs
Hooked Catfish Youtube

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 12/04/2021

The ACC Crappie Stix Ice rods in stock in all sizes 28", 30.5", 32" theyre running $49.99 plus tax that would match up great with a few of the new 13 fishing inline ice reels we have here! We also have 4 sizes of Jet Sleds in stock ranging from $39.99-116.99! Dont forget about gift cards and the 15% off sale all through Decemeber on all fishing tackle on purchases over $25! Thanks everyone for the continued support over the holidays!!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
3096208752
Open:
Monday-Wednesday 6am-5pm
Thursday-Saturday 6am-6pm
Sunday 6am-4pm




Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 11/27/2021

We hope everyone had a great Holiday week so far, we will be running a SALE starting December 1st-December 31st 15% off terminal tackle purchases over $25!! Its also that time of the year again for Gift Cards that make for a great gift or a good stocking stuffer! We just got some new reels in stock along with our new hoodies. We have plenty of ACC Crappie Stix in all sizes and tons of live bait year long!
3096208752
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
Open:
6am-5pm Monday-Wednesday
6am-6pm Thursday-Saturday
6am-4pm Sunday

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone today hope everyone has a good safe holiday today! Hope to see everyone this weekend!

Photos from Illinois River Valley Outdoors's post 11/21/2021

Everything is starting to fire back up in the middle of hunting season. If you get some free time get out there now is the time to really target the hungry channel cats and the walleye and sauger should really start to fire up on the river large minnows, shiners and small suckers all work great for live bait rigging and ringworm, a paddletail of any sort or large twister tail will work really good as well for walleye and saugers! Illinois River Valley Outdoors

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 11/04/2021

As is gets colder the crappie will start being more active to jigs along with minnows! Even though the river water is really high right now the fish are still hungry! We are also starting to get some ice fishing stuff in and keep a steady supply of live bait all year long with only a slight change in hours! Dont forget about our beer and liquor selection with a convenient Drive thru along 2nd street avaiable also!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
3096208752
HOURS:
6am-5pm Monday-Wednesday
6am-6pm Thursday-Saturday
6am-4pm Sunday
TOPHAT Jigs
ACC Crappie Stix
Boz Jigs & Tackle
Illinois River Valley Outdoors

10/27/2021

Gonna get chilly and the water is rising but the fish are always hungry and you cant catch em at home!

Photos from Illinois River Biological Station's post 10/22/2021

Nows a great time to fish the river water levels came up within the last week and a few more of the creeks and creek mouths finally have good flowing water.

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 10/22/2021

New short sleeve, long sleeve and hoodies in stock along with a new design for all the catfisherman! From 3xl-Medium and a few Kids sizes left also!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
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10/16/2021

The Trout season has officially opened in Illinois, if you go out fishing for them make sure to purchase a Trout stamp before going! Mason was back at it again and caught a few today, definatley a good fun way to get kids into fishing and keeping them active outdoors before winter comes! Mepps, Rooster tails, and any smaller inline spinners were working good along with Trout dough and Trout worms!

10/15/2021

As the crappie bite has been turned on majorly on alot of state lakes donnt forget this is the last weekend for Banner Marsh boat fishing, bank fishing allowed after 1pm! Springlake closes the 23rd and Powerton Lake the 25th fo October. Get out while the lakes are cooling down and the fishing are feeding gearing up for the winter!

10/05/2021

The last of our crappie ponds are drained and the final count is in! Over 130,000 crappie (both Black and Blacknose) were harvested from 5 of our outdoor ponds. Notably, the crappie harvested were considerably larger than previous years, with many ponds yielding tens of thousands of 3 1/2 - 4 inch fish.

So why is size important when stocking fingerling fish? Larger fingerlings are easier to handle and are less prone to stress and damage when they are being harvested. Larger fingerlings also have a greater level of fitness and often have a better chance at survival when released.

Hats off to our staff for a healthy crappie harvest!

Image: A small group of young Blacknose crappie just below the water's surface.

10/05/2021

Get on em while you can!!

Crappie bite is in full swing throughout the Midwest! Take your young one out, your dog, your wife, your loved one and go make some memories. Focusing on submerged brush and hidden structure. Fishing 6”-18” deep with a slip bobber and minnow or slip bobber and small jig. Both have been producing great. And when all else is failing my number one is a bare Aberdeen with a minnow no weight. Cast it out let it sink and fall at its own pace and the fish can’t resist! Go get you some!
Boz Jigs & Tackle
Woodstock Line Company
Cabin Fever Customs
Denali Rods
Lance Custom Bait and Tackle

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 10/05/2021

Get out while the crappie bites hot!! We were able to pick some off under a bobber with large minnows. Now is the time to start filling up the freezer! We also have tons of new crappie plastics coming in by the end of the week that work just as great along with plenty more minnows tomorrow! Hope to see you all this week/weekend!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
3096208752
Open 6am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 6am-5pm Sunday
TOPHAT Jigs
ACC Crappie Stix

Photos from Southside Bait and Tackle's post 10/05/2021

The 1st annual Powerton tournament sponsored by Southside Bait and Tackle went great this year we had 23 boats show up and a great weigh in with a few big fish being caught! We wanna thank everyone again that helped and if youre looking for another great tournament series to get into for next year check out Clinton Lake Catfish Tournament Series you wont be disappointed!
1st place. Gordon 54.74lbs
2nd place. Daniels 53.90lbs
3rd place. Childers 52.36lbs
Big Fish. Bowman 44.36lbs

1.Gordon-54.74lbs
2.Daniels-53.90lbs
3.Childers-52.36lbs
4.Otto-49.99lbs
5.Sills-44.56lbs
6.Bowman-44.36lbs
7.Pena-39.67lbs
8.Rath-30.77lbs
9.Boolman-28.87lbs
10.Woerly-28.75lbs
11.Ayers-23.13lbs
12.Bull-19.90lbs
13.Rodaway-18.72lbs
14.Rice-18.65lbs
15.Thomas-13.22lbs
16.Hoffman-10.75lbs
17.Yeakey-1.96lbs
18.Bone-0.01lbs
19.Fidler-0.01lbs
20.Rutherford-0.01lbs
21.Hilliard-0.01lbs
22.Rynearson-0.01lbs
23.Buff-0.01lbs

09/24/2021

POWERTON LAKE TOURNAMENT GUYS: Registration will be from 530-630am we will be set up under the blue canopy near the gate you can come up sign in, get your livewell checked, get your chip and to prevent a cluster at the gate and boat ramps for the people who are fishing everyone will be able to launch and go get more bait and get to your spots as you sign in but there wont be any lines dropped or any fishing until 7am or you will be DQed. Please have a livewell with spray bar and filtration system but if you need to help keep the big fish alive and swimming for years to come and with a few requests we will have someone up at the weigh in station all day just incase but once you weigh in a fish it counts towards your 3 fish tournament limit. Tournament ends at 3pm and chip must be in the bucket by 3pm or you will be DQed, weigh in will start at 330pm and it will be a drive thru weigh in at the end all boats will pull through weigh in station for fish to be weighed and then all fish will be released alive after. There will be food and drinks afterwards also. Hoping for a big turn out at the weigh in and some big fish! We have TOOOOONS of big Suckers at the bait shop also and will be open early but closing early on Sunday 5am-1pm 921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois 3096208752

09/23/2021

Big suckers back in store! #2 and #3 sizes along with all minnows, rosey reds, shiners and all the worms youd need! We are also hosting a tournament at Powerton Lake this weekend the 26th on Sunday from 7am-3pm weigh in starts at 330pm we will also be closing the Bait Shop at 1pm on Sunday but back open for regular hours Monday-Sunday next week we are hoping to have a great weigh in with some big fish come check it out!
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
3096208752
Open 6am-6pm

09/16/2021

We will also be hosting a Powerton Lake tournament on September 26th we have 7 spots left available $120 per team $20 goes to big fish pot, 25 boats, 2 man teams 4 rods max, 3 fish weigh in limit. Should be a good fun tournament and hopefully a very good weigh in at the end with food at the end as well! Hope to see some new faces get into the tournament!

09/16/2021

Power is out at the shop right now we are still open and willing to get you guys anything you need. Ameren is not sure when it will be back up yet but we are hoping here soon! But with that being said ive been hearing the crappie bite has still been really good along with more and more saugers and walleye being caught as well out on the Illinois River on live bait and TOPHAT Jigs if you havent tried these baits out yet now might wanna be the time!!

09/14/2021

Mason with his new PB 42lbs! We will have more and more new stuff rolling in throughout the week from Whisker Seeker Tackle, Big Cat Fever Rod Series and tons of live bait on Thursday, we still have plenty of ACC Crappie Stix in stock in all sizes! Also from here on out we will have 50% off Lance Custom Bait and Tackle jigheads and plastics until everything is gone stop in and stock up while you can! 3096208752
921 s 2nd street Pekin Illinois
Open 6am-6pm Monday-Saturday 6am-5pm Sunday

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Come see us we have the best live bait selections around the area s/m/l minnows, Rosey reds, Shiners, small/#1/#2 size s...
Big suckers back in store! #2 and #3 sizes along with all minnows, rosey reds, shiners and all the worms youd need! We a...
Large Suckers now available in store! $3.75 a peice we also have all other minnows, Red roseys, Leeches and goldfish alo...
Rosey Reds now in stock 2.99 a dz! Along with leeches, minnows S/M/L, shiners and goldfish!Have a safe weekend everyone!...

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