What’s at Whitneys

What's at Whitney's

Click on any of the tabs below to discover what's inside our Sanibel fishing store. We carry all the best brands you've grown to love and trust. And, if we don't have it and it's something you want, we'll order it for you! Just let us know. 

We Carry:

  • Leader Line - from 10lb/test to 400lb/test to steel leader
  • Braided line from 10lb/test - 200lb/test
  • Mono line from 10lb/test - 200lb/test
  • Fly line and tippet

How can you be expected to know which type of fishing line is right for the prize fish you're looking to catch while on Sanibel & Captiva Islands? Whitney's has a broad range of fishing line for every and any kind of fish you want to land! We'll help you if you don't know where to start and will even spool your reel for you! Ask our staff of knowledgeable locals to point out specific characteristics of each and how they can benefit you. We'll set you up with the perfect line based on what you're looking to catch, where you're catching and more!

If you've got the line right, that's one less thing to worry about when heading out do do some Sanibel fishing. Whitney's Bait & Tackle will pair you with line that will enhance your casting and retrieving - whether it be for sensitivity, strength or abrasion-resistance! Our selection ranges from monofilament line perfect for flexibility, to fluorocarbon line for durability, and superline (AKA braided line) for high strength and minimal stretch. You can be sure you'll find what you need when you walk into our Sanibel bait shop!

We Carry:

  • Splitshots to 10ozs

We Carry:

  • All Sizes

We Carry:

  • From Size 1/0 to 10/0
    • J-hooks, Circle Hooks & Sabiki Hooks

We Carry:

  • From Spoons to Surface Lures to Diving Plugs - We've Got You Covered

We Carry:

  • Rigged & Unrigged Plastic Swim Baits, Jerk Baits, Paddletails, Worms, etc.

We Carry:

  • Reels
  • Rods (all come with rod case)
  • Tapered leader
  • Tippet
  • Flies
  • Stripping baskets
  • Fly boxes (waterproof)
  • Sling packs
  • Wading shoes
  • Fly tying kits

Click here for a full description of our fly section

We Carry:

  • Bait knives
  • Filet knives
  • D-hookers
  • Pliers
  • Fish grips
  • Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Fishing rod holders/sand spikes
  • Scales & measuring devices
  • Shapening stones
  • Fishing gloves
  • Rod cushions
  • Fighting belts
  • Soft tackle boxes
  • Hard tackle boxes
  • Bug spray
  • Reel oil
  • Measuring sticks
  • WE CARRY FROZEN ICE
  • Soft & Hard Coolers
  • YETI DRINKWARE & COOLERS
  • Cigars
  • Navigational maps
  • Pin fish traps
  • Crab traps
  • Landing nets
  • Bridge nets
  • Fish id charts
  • Batteries
  • Head lamps

We Carry:

  • From fly to light tackle inshore to heavy tackle pelagic - we've got you covered
    • Spin Rods - Brands Include: Shimano, G Loomis, Dan james, Daiwa, Penn
    • Fly Rod - Brands Include: Hardy, RL Winston, G Loomis, Allen, Lamson Waterworks, Temple Fork

We Carry:

  • Fly, Spinning, Conventional & Bait Casting Rods

We Carry:

  • Both Fly & Spinning Reels Completely Rigged & Ready To Fish!

Broken tip? Reel locking up? Bring it in and we've got you covered!

Rigged & Ready To Go! Both Spinning & Fly Available Rod & Reel Combo Rentals Available

We carry:

  • Bait Buckets
  • Bubblers & Bubbler Accessories
  • Batteries
  • Aerators & Aerator Accessories
  • Stringers
  • Bait Nets
  • Cast nets
  • Sand Flea Rakes
  • O-tabs

We Carry:

  • Frozen Bait & Accessories:
    • Chum & Chum Bags
    • Frozen Squid
    • Spanish Sardines
    • Thread Fins
    • Shrimp
    • Mullet
    • Spanish Mackeral
    • Lady Fish
    • Dry Chum
    • Menhaden Oil
  • Live Bait:
    • Shrimp
    • Crabs
    • Pinn Fish
    • Fiddler Crabs (seasonal)

We Carry:

  • Shell Rakes

We Carry:

  • UV Shirts
  • Cotton Shirts
  • Hats
  • Wading Shoes
  • Boots
  • Buffs
  • Straw Hats

We Carry:

  • Sunglasses for EVERY Budget
  • We're an OFFICIAL Costa Dealer

We Carry:

  • Wide Variety of Tumblers, Koozies, Coolers & Thermoses. And, Bucket Lids!

We Carry:

  • A Variety of Artwork, Fishing Stickers & Decals
    • Fish Prints
    • Maps
    • Japanese Imprints
    • & More!

While visiting you’ll probably want to check out some of the angling art we have around the store. It will serve as a great reminder of your time here in the Sanibel – Captiva area. We have a number of local artists that specialize in producing angling related art. We have an assortment of pieces that range from beautiful stained glass to Gyotaku (Japanese Fish Prints). If you catch a real trophy and would like a catch and release mount made to celebrate your catch, we can put you in touch with a world-renown taxidermist that uses fiberglass molds and your pictures to recreate your moment.

Featured Brands:

Acme Logo
berkley fishing line logo
diamond fishing line logo
malin fishing line logo
power pro fishing line logo
seaguar fishing line logo
suffix fishing line logo
trik fish fishing line logo
yo-zuri fishing line logo
eagle claw hooks logo
mustad hooks logo
owner hooks label
trokar hooks label
DOA fishing lures logo
Fishbites Logo
Gambler Lures Logo
Vudu Logo
Z Man Logo
Gotcha Logo
Gulp Logo
Heddon Logo
Kastmaster
Live Target Logo
Johnson Logo
Tsunami Logo
Storm Logo
Shimano Logo
Rapala Logo
Monster 3x Logo
MirrOLure Logo
aftco fishing logo
allen fly fishing logo
baker fishing logo
barracuda logo
big fish logo - fishing brand available at whitney's
boga grip
calusa nets logo
cuda fishing logo
daiwa logo
fish monkey logo
frabill fishing logo
g loomis logo
hardy fishing logo
waterworks logo
yeti logo
cracker cast nets logo
mang logo
penn fishing logo
rl winston fishing logo
sea striker logo