The Tackle Box

The Tackle Box, Marathon: Hours, Address, The Tackle Box Reviews: 4.5/5

The Tackle Box
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We are a full service tackle shop located in the world's greatest fishing spot, the Florida Keys. The variety of fishing in the Keys is unsurpassed. Our business is to help you catch fish by providing the right fishing tackle plus advice from locals who fish these waters daily. We also offer Fishing Charters and have Guide Service available.
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aaronjsdad1
Marathon, FL77 contributions
Local Knowledge with a smile
Aug 2021
I like Chris and family they do help a lot of customers who are down here on vacation. They give local knowledge on where to catch the fish, what bait, tackle and more!

I live here in Marathon and I too trust Chris and family to help me when I am going bridge fishing myself.
Written 2 August 2021
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Greg B
1 contribution
The best in Marathon!
Jun 2021
The day before I visited the store, I broke a rod and my 11 year old son dropped the drag cap on my Penn 6500SS into the nice blue water. The Tackle Box was my third shop I visited looking for a new rod and a new rod/reel as we were down to two rod/reels with two more days of fishing left for my wife, two kids and myself. I walked into the store and was surprised at the selection of rods, reels and tackle they had in stock vs the other two shops I previously visited. I spoke with the owner and could not believe they had exactly what I was looking for. While I was in the store I noticed that they had a good amount of Penn equipment in stock. When I was checking out at the counter, I asked if they would happen to have a drag cap for my Penn 6500SS (I thought it was a long shot) and told them the story about my son dropping the cap in the water. Two minutes later I had a new cap for my Penn reel! I walked out of the store a very happy customer! Whenever we are in Marathon or the surrounding keys there is only one tackle shop I will be going to and that is the Tackle Box!!

Thanks for saving our last two days of fishing!!!
Written 4 June 2021
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Farron B
1 contribution
Great Hard Working Family
Feb 2021 • Friends
I buy shrimp at the Tackle box on a regular basis. I have many times gone in to buy hand picks and the worker, owner, his wife or son have told me “no” reason to pay extra because the large shrimp are all very large. I was told to save my money.
Easy to believe some a hole from up North would bash this hard working family. Buy your stuff somewhere else. Stay the F out of Marathon.
Written 13 March 2021
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Ching Ching L
Wooster, OH31 contributions
Great place!
Dec 2020 • Family
Very helpful to us all week and opened even on Christmas Day for us to get what we need. Thank you for the wonderful service! Will be back again when we visit marathon!
Written 2 January 2021
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Amy
6 contributions
They treat tourists like locals!
Dec 2020
Very welcoming and helpful, they offer advice for fishing to everyone! High quality bait and hooks. The whole store is filled with useful items that they are always willing to help you choose what would be best for you!
Written 30 December 2020
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M&D
17 contributions
Stocked and helpful!
Feb 2020 • Couples
They have a very nice, stocked up store with helpful and knowledgeable staff that were able to help get us set up with the right stuff.
Written 27 February 2020
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Jamie Walters
5 contributions
Knowledgeable and Helpful
Dec 2019 • Family
We are visiting for a week and wanted to get setup for dock fishing at our rental. We got set up with 2 rods, bait, and loads of freindly advice. The kids have not set the rods down for more than time needed to swim and/or eat. Glad we stopped in to the Tackle Box. Great investment, for the priceless memories.
Written 25 December 2019
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Somkit86
Hickory, NC4 contributions
Great people and knowledgeable.
Jul 2019 • Business
This is a great place to stop by and get bait. They helped us and taught us technique on how to hook on some snapper. We aren't from the area and aren't use to fishing for sapper and after the first day of nothing we checked this place out after many great google review. I have to say they were polite, taught us technique. Gave us the right tackle and off we went. That day we caught lots of snapper and it made out trip out there fun. The price is very reasonable for the tackle.
Written 28 July 2019
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Salty Piper
Augusta, GA27 contributions
Great Place!
Jun 2019 • Family
I met the owners and they were so helpful and courteous! We’re new to fishing the Keys and they couldn’t have been more gracious and caring in helping us get all set up! Great a trip and fishing experience because of The Tackle Box!
Written 24 June 2019
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Matthew
26 contributions
Made the entire vacation a success
May 2019 • Friends
After renting a place on the water in Marathon I quickly learned the gear and tackle I use in the Chesapeake Bay wasn't going to cut it in the Keys. I ended up going to The Tackle Box based off of really good Hoogle reviews. When we got there, Captain Chris was at the counter and asked how I was doing today and I replied, better if you could put me on some fish. I explained to him my dilemma and after some fun joking around he told me how I should be rigging my lines and what baits I should be using. After taking his advice I was catching Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle & Pin Fish from the bulk head at my place and did a catch and cook with them on the grill with butter, onion and seasons. Captain Chris got a good laugh hearing I ate Pin Fish and Jack Crevalle. We ended up going on a Private Charter with Captain Chris for 6 hours and ended up catching 9 different species of fish including plenty of Mangrove Snapper in the 14 to 15 inch range. Other species included Mackeral, Yellow Tail, Black Grouper and I would love to list the rest of them, but can't remember their names. He took all of our keepers back to his shop and cleaned and bagged them for us. This was my first trip to the keys and when I come back I will definitely be going straight to The Tackle Box.
Written 21 May 2019
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The Tackle Box is open:
  • Sun - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
  • Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00