About us

Founded in 1955, by Bernie Schwartz, and later purchased by Jim and Ralph Giordano in 1985, Bernie’s Bait & Tackle remains the go-to spot for local, recreational, and commercial fisherman. This family-owned business has been a staple in the Sheepshead Bay community for nearly seven decades providing fishing gear, equipment, and every accessory imaginable.

Our inordinate success is owed in large part to our long-standing expert team, including: Frank, Vinny, Joey, and Jerry, and most importantly, our loyal customers. Bernie’s Bait & Tackle is forever grateful for your continued trust and patronage. 

We now look forward to serving the fishing community on a national scale. Thank you again for your continued support!

Tight Lines,