Fishing

Explore our huge selection of Fishing Tackle & Gear in the sections below! You'll find trolling and ice fishing equipment here... and you'll find MUCH more in our in-store Fishing department off exit 351 in Farr West, right next to the south marina of Willard Bay.

Smith and Edwards' Fishing department has everything you need for a great time on the water. Think of us as your secret weapon, the online fishing and tackle shop you can rely on to get you a great catch.

We can easily outfit you with the Utah fishing tackle you need, whether you are just getting started, or have been fishing your whole life. Smith and Edwards is known for our huge selection of the tried and proven fish lures and bait that will help you land the BIG ONE. We have all the latest products from all of the leading manufacturers.

Don't forget that we are the Willard Bay experts here in Utah - so we know our gear and what works! We will be happy to help you get you the best gear to ensure that you will have a successful fishing trip. And sure, we've got Utah fishing licenses for your trip - click here!

Chris Jacobson
Chris grew up fishing, and he's out at Willard Bay as much as possible.
When the weather turns, he's out on the lake with an auger and a tent, ice fishing. He'll make sure you get the bait, gear, and tips you need to reel in "the big one!"
CHRIS JACOBSON
Fishing Buyer

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Both our Ogden and West Jordan locations are fully-stocked for your fly fishing adventure. Come in for our famous 99˘ flies! Are you going fly fishing in the Uintas? Grab your bobbers here.

Fly fishing flies at Smith  & Edwards

Our Top Bass Fly Recommendations

These are great choices for Willard Bay, Lake Powell, & Utah Lake.

  • Olive pan popper
  • Green/yellow frog
  • White minnow
  • White zonker
  • White deceiver

Best-Selling Wooly Buggers

  • Beaver leech
  • Black glimmer
  • Olive glimmer
  • Brown hummer
  • Tiger bugger

Best-Selling Nymphs

  • BD flash PT
  • BD prince
  • BD hare's ear
  • Copper John
  • Blue Devil Prince

Best-Selling Dry Flies

  • Para Adams
  • Royal Coachman
  • Lime Trude
  • Olive E.H. Caddis
  • Olive Para Hopper
  • Renegade / Double renegade

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Tackle Storage & Tackle Boxes

Tackle Storage & Tackle Boxes

Whether you've got an ice fishing tent or not, you need somewhere to sit! Bucket seats are the easiest way to get started. If you've already got a 5-gallon bucket at home, just put this cushioned swivel seat on top and you're set! Or order a folding ice fishing chair today so you can relax in your nice tent. Be sure to grab Smith and Edwards fishing tackle boxes and you're off to a good start!

When you are ice fishing you want to get as comfortable as possible. On your next outing make sure you've got one of our popular tripod ice fishing chairs. They are compact enough to not take up much room if you are in an ice fishing shelter and fold up nice and tidy for easy storage and transportation. They are made of heavy duty material and will be your fishing companion for years to come.

Bucket seats for ice fishing is always a good way to go if that is more your style. Not only do you have your seat with you wherever you go but it's a great way to tow your extra ice fishing gear around. If you're like me, I always have more gear than hands so I also suggest an ice fishing sled so you don't break your back before you even arrive. It sure makes life a lot easier! I've also got some cool fishing tackle boxes with the Smith and Edwards logo on them so you can keep your favorite fishing lures like Ratsos and Gizzy Bugs along with your terminal tackle close at hand. Read 5 Ways to Prepare for Ice Fishing and I think we've got you covered!

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Fishing Lures and Jigs

Fishing Lures and Jigs

Here at Smith and Edwards you'll find the best fishing lures and fishing jigs you need to improve your catch rate and take home bigger fish. Explore our great assortment of hard and soft plastic jigs, popular Ratsos and Rat Finkees, glow-in-the-dark tubes and torpedoes, and more. You'll find the right bait for whatever you want to catch including fishing lures for trout, walleye, pike, steel head, bass, crappie, perch, panfish, salmon, kokanee and more. If you are looking for terminal tackle, like fish hooks and weights, you can find them here.

Your quality and selection of fishing jigs and lures can be the difference of a successful day of fishing……and just a day out fishing. Just like a carpenter needs the right tool for the job, an angler does too. If you want to catch a trout you'll want fishing lures for trout. Want to catch bass or salmon? We've got lures for that too! Let us help you get the best fishing lures for what you're trying to catch.

Ever wondered what the difference is between bait, lures, and fishing jigs? One really just leads into the next. When referring to fishing bait it traditionally refers to live bait like worms, bugs, etc. Another popular bait used now is Powerbait. It comes in a huge array of colors and scents that are specially formulated to catch the attention of passing fish.....and those you don't need to keep alive! A lure is an artificial plastic or rubber bait designed to take the place of live bait on the end of your hook. They are made in all sorts of sizes, colors, and styles, each designed to attract more fish. A jig is a type of lure that contains a lead head with a hook molded into it that is usually covered by a soft body. They're made to add live bait, lures, or can be used alone. There is a specific style of fishing that is used with jigs, called jigging. Jigging is the act of making jerky, vertical motions as oppose to a traditional horizontal glide of your bait through the water. This technique is used commonly in ice fishing but is also used in fresh water and salt water fishing as well. Your arm can get pretty tired trying to keep one or several poles moving at once. A Tip Up will do the job for you and let you keep several poles going at once without lifting a finger, only to set them again.

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Fishing Bait & Attractant

Fishing Bait & Attractant

Do you want to know the secret of catching more fish? It's adding a bit of fish attractant to your favorite lure or fish bait. These special formulas are made to attract fish at longer distances by using a concentrated scent and are glitter or UV enhanced to catch their attention from farther away. Here you'll find just what you need to increase bites and keep them on the hook up to 18 times longer, resulting in you catching more fish!

Does fish attractant really work? New anglers often ask this question. Not only are some smells more appealing to fish than others, but most importantly it masks the human scent and keeps the fish interested longer so you have more time to set the hook. We often don't realize that we are repelling the very fish we are trying to catch by just the touch of our rod, line, and when we are baiting the hook.

Make sure you've got some of our tried-and-true fish attractant in your fishing arsenal next time you go fishing. You can apply it directly to any lure, bait, or jig, increasing their effectiveness in both open water and ice fishing.

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Fishing Rods, Reels & Combos

Fishing Rods, Reels & Combos

Unless you plan on catching your fish harpoon style, you're going to need a fishing rod and reel. Smith and Edwards carries a variety of different brands and sizes, so you're sure to find the perfect one for you! Some fishing reels also come left-handed or right-handed for your preference. Don't feel like buying a rod and reel separately? That's fine, because combos are a 2-in-1 deal!

Secret weapon! If buying a fish finder or downrigger is out of the question, Daiwa has come up with a money-saving conclusion for you. The Accudepth Line Counter Reel! Available in 17, 27, and 47 line counter options, this reel will tell you how deep your line is in the water.

Before you head out, don't forget to grab some fishing line!

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Fishing Line

Fishing Line

Your catch is only as good as the fishing line you use. Make sure you've got the type of fishing line you need when you're out on the lake or the ice. Choose from a great variety of colors and styles like braid and monofilament made specifically for the cold icy water. We've got them for you in clear, clear blue, smoke, and green.

While you browse through our ice fishing line you'll find many styles to choose from in several sizes and colors. The size determines what break strength your line has. When deciding what size to get it's good to know what species of fish you are trying to catch. You want your line heavy enough that you don't end up with "the fish that got away" (although it does make for a great story!) Keep in mind, however, that usually the lightest weight you can get away with gets you more bites. The heavier the line the more distracting it is to your fish from taking the bait.

Another important thing to remember when choosing fishing line is that quite often your rod and reel have suggested line strengths to use which is determined by the weight or action of the rod itself. A lightweight rod is going to need a lighter weight of line. Your medium heavy rod can use a stronger line, designed to catch larger fish. My favorite line I use is Trilene 6 lb when it comes to ice fishing. It works well for me! For more tips on getting ready for ice fishing check out my blog. Tell me what you think!

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Fishfinders and Downriggers

Fishfinders and Downriggers

What's the easiest way to catch deep water fish? By using a fish finder and downrigger of course! These help you to see what lies beneath the water's surface and put's your fishing line in depths that casting just can't!

Fish finders and downriggers have been reliable in catching bigger and better fish for many years. Scope out a school of fish with your fish finder, drop your downrigger line in, sit back and see what happens!

Be sure to get the right bait and attractant for your line too. See our fishing rep's 4 tips for spring fishing and trolling!

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Terminal Tackle

Terminal Tackle

Terminal tackle like fishing weights, swivels, and hooks are the nuts and bolts of catching a fish. Find all you need for a successful fishing trip out on the ice. If there is anything you're looking for you can't find, let us know! Ice fishing is one of my favorite hobbies so I've made a list of 5 Ways to Prepare for Ice Fishing. Who knows. Maybe we'll meet out on the ice one day!

Make sure you're well stocked up on terminal tackle for your next ice fishing excursion. Terminal tackle refers to your basic fishing gear that attaches to the end of your fishing line like sinkers, swivels, and of course your most important item, your hook! Explore our must-haves that are essential in every fishing season - ice fishing, open water, salt water, fresh water, you name it. Terminal tackle is your key to success in getting the job done right. While you are here grab some fishing line so you don't run out. You can't do too much with a hook without it!

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Fishing Tools

Fishing Tools

Never feel like you're unprepared for your fishing trip again. These fishing tools are made to enhance your experience and make things a little easier for you while out on the water. You'll find the right tools here, from fishing knives and pliers to lip grips and fishing scales.

We all know the struggle of trying to put your fishing pole down to do something, but not finding a sturdy frame to hold it. You can feel confident setting your pole down and knowing it won’t go anywhere with one of our fishing rod holders.

How to Properly Fillet a Larger Fish:

  1. Use your fillet knife to make a deep slice about halfway through the fish behind its gills.
  2. Cut another slit along the dorsal side of the fish.
  3. Use the tip of your fishing knife blade to separate the flesh from the bones.
  4. The fish should open up and look like a book, making it easy to cut away the fillet.

Give it a mouth-watering taste with your favorite seasonings and spices!

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Polarized Fishing Sunglasses & Accessories

Polarized Fishing Sunglasses & Accessories

Whether you are out for a day on the water or reeling in a trophy bass, you're going to need some eye protection. Check out our great variety of polarized sunglasses! We have some of the leading brands like Costa Del Mar, Bendetti and O'Neill. These glasses are durable enough to see you through any outdoor activity and keep you looking great again and again.

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