We offer something the big box stores never can, personal service, current reports and lasting friendships.

We offer something the big box stores never can, personal service, current reports and lasting friendships.

About Us

Welcome to The Salmon Stop Bait & Tackle, conveniently located blocks from Lake Michigan’s Waukegan Harbor. We have been serving the community for over 36 years and have been family owned and operated since 1973. We are an old-fashioned, traditional and standalone business filled with carefully selected equipment and staffed by expert sportsman and women. We carry Il & WI fishing & hunting licenses as well, and can also hook you up with a charter boat on Lake Michigan.

Whether you fish from shore or boat, are a first time fisherman or an advanced angler, at The Salmon Stop, Inc, we can provide you anything or everything you need to enjoy your fishing adventure. We are a full service fishing pro-shop and we carry thousands of items from today’s top manufacturers. Our in stock inventory covers ice fishing to fly fishing and everything in between. Our Great Lakes Tackle is extraordinary and if we don’t have what you’re looking for just let us know, special orders are doable.

We service all the rods, reels and downriggers that we sell, and the items you purchased elsewhere. And unlike the big box stores The Salmon Stop always has the freshest live bait in season which includes many choices of swim baits (minnows, leeches), 5 different breeds of worms, along with frozen bait from livers for catfish to herring for salmon and trout! We also carry live baits for ice fishing, when it's that time of year. We believe the expression of “50 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound can” must have originated when someone walked into the Salmon Stop!

Being a small mom and pop business we take pride in the fact that offer things like personal one on one service and that we are the kind of place where real local knowledge is still shared with the fishing community. Our customer service to all fishermen is first rate, whether you are a beginner or professional. Just stop by anytime to browse. We can promise you it will be well worth your time.

The coffee is always on, and the fish stories are flyin'!

We look forward to seeing you,

Augie & Lori

Let the Salmon Stop help you set up your Waukegan Charter fishing trip.

Salmon Stop West
The Salmon Stop, Inc
1019 Belvidere St
Waukegan, IL. 60085
Shop phone 847-244-2525
24Hr Hotline 847-244-9876
E-mail to The Salmon Stop for assistance.

Salmon Stop East
The Salmon Stop East, Inc
In Waukegan Harobr
847-336-3474 {fish}
Red brick building
North of the Launch Ramps
West of the North Harbor

Store Hours
Seasonal Hours, Please Call

Rod and reel repair
Downrigger repair
Line spooling reels
Charter Service & Info
IL and WI license
Trolling Spoons
Northern King
Pro King
Diamond King
North Port Nailers
Warrior spoon
Casting Spoons
Lil cleos
Mr Champ
KO wobblers
Northern Kings
and many more!
Trolling Flies
The Horse fly
Howie flies
Punchy flies
Salmon Stop House fly
Spin Doctor
Herring dodgers
Coyote flashers
Hotchip 8 flashers
Action flashers
South Bend
Eagle Claw
South Bend
Eagle Claw
Misc Tackle
Dipsey Divers
Slide Divers
Deep 6
Yellow Birds
4 choices of meat rig harnesses
We offer personal service, current reports and lasting friendships.
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