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5:00am to 10:00pm Sunday – Thursday and 5:00am to 12:00am Friday & Saturday

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Fishing Melbourne Beach Florida 


5am – 10pm Sunday – Thursday    5am – Midnight Friday and Saturday

Black Dog Bait - Live Bait – Tackle – Ice – Shirts – Hats – Sun Glasses – KAYAK RENTALS

Surf Fishing – River Fishing – Sebastian Inlet Fishing – Kayak Fishing

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Welcome to Black Dog Bait & Tackle – Surf Fishing, River Fishing, Sebastian Inlet Fishing, Kayak Fishing – We cover it all.  From a full line of live bait and frozen bait, to the rod and reel combo that you just got to have – Black Dog Bait & Tackle truly is A ONE STOP SHOP.  There is no better place to fish than Melbourne Beach Florida. We have everything you need to go fishing in Florida. Stop by and check us out today! Fishing Melbourne Beach Florida is an experience for the whole family! And don’t forget we also have kayak rentals now. So come on down and rent some kayaks and make some memories you will never forget. KAYAK RENTALS!


Fishing in Melbourne Beach Florida - Black Dog Bait & Tackle. We are open 7 Days a week. We are here the earliest to get you out there first, and we stay open latest for those late night florida fishing sessions. Surf Fishing is an experience you do not want to miss.


    • Sun-Thurs: 5:00am - 10:00pm
    • Fri-Sat: 5:00am - 12:00am

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Our Mission

At Black Dog Bait & Tackle our mission is to get you catching fish. We are dedicated to always have what you need! Don't hesitate to ask questions. Tourists, beginners, locals and pros alike are all welcome here. You got to start somewhere. Be sure to look around as we have added a lot of new merchandise to our walls. Come check out The Dog today! If you are fishing in Florida we have what you need to catch fish. Surf Fishing, River and Canal Fishing, Kayak Fishing and Sebastian Inlet Fishing.

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207 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach FL 32951

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Mud Minnows and Frozen Blue Crab

Mud Minnows and Frozen Blue Crab Yes we finally got some mud minnows in for all you Flounder Fisherman. Hopefully this cold will create some more movement. Please send in your flounder reports as we do not Flounder Fish but like to stay up to date on what is going on. We also got some frozen Blue Crab. Blue Crab is excellent bait for a variety of fish: Black Drum, Red Drum, Permit, Tarpon. Alm…


Surf Fishing Report. 1/22/15

Surf Fishing Report. 1/22/15 Beautiful Day. High Tide @ 9am. Fatty slot red right off the bat on Shrimp Orange Fishbites. Tide went out fast. Lots of small Whiting and Croakers and one small Pompano. Descent Sheepshead around noon. Caught on Fresh Dead shrimp doubled with Fishbites. Lots of bait steelers out there that is why the fish bites work so well. They stay on your hook even in a school of…


How to catch Sand Fleas like a pro!

How to catch Sand Fleas like a pro! If you want to learn about surf fishing, sand fleas, reading the beach and other crazy fisherman knowledge about this area than you need to watch 311pope on YouTube. All of Jerry’s videos are very informative and interesting. This is a link to their most popular video of how to catch sand fleas. “Catching Sand Fleas” by 311POPE But I recommend watching…


Surf Report 1/15/15

Surf Report 1/15/15 It was a bit cold and windy yesterday. We only saw about 5 minutes of sunshine. The surfers were in abundance. The waves were bigger than the surf report called for. Never the less we were out there giving it a go. Started with 4 oz pyramids but as the tide came in stronger I had to switch to 5 oz. We had mullet, clam, ladyfish and fish bites out on different rigs and at diffe…


Melbourne Beach Fishing Report

Melbourne Beach Fishing Report Lots of sharks still around. Been hearing about the one that got away a lot lately. Sounds like there are some big ones out there that have yet to be caught. Pompano are here and this little cold front should help turn the bite on even better. Whiting and Blues are plentiful. Some word of Spanish Mackerel still being caught. Lots of trout and bluefish in the r…

Melbourne Beach Fishing Report 12/27/14

Melbourne Beach Fishing Report 12/27/14 Surf fishing has been good. Pompano are here. Also lots of whiting, drum, sheepshead and bluefish. The inlet has produced a very large amount of black drum and red drum. Lots of oversized redfish. River fishing has also been descent. The canals and creeks this time of year hold snook, drum, tarpon, trout and redfish. You will also find the snook, trout and …