Lakeside Bait & Tackle celebrating 15 years with ownership


One of the staples of the San Diego fishing community is celebrating a milestone this year. 2012 marks the 15th year that Lakeside Bait & Tackle has been under the ownership, and more accurately, the care of current owner Diane Vance.

The business itself is actually much older, having opened in 1955 as Lakeside Sporting Goods. But for the last 15 years, Vance has been behind the counter, selling both freshwater and saltwater fishing tackle to her loyal customers as she watched her competitors close or change ownership around her.

Today, Lakeside Bait & Tackle continues to sell tackle, live and frozen bait, and custom rod building components – something not found in the average tackle store. They stock quality rods, reels, and gear from top manufacturers including; Shimano, Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Avet, Lew’s, Penn, St. Croix, Phenix, G. Loomis, CALSTAR and Seeker.

As we announced earlier, to celebrate her 15th year she is offering 10% off on all terminal tackle purchases made in the month of January by members and readers. Simply mention at checkout to receive the discount.

Lakeside Bait & Tackle is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They are located at 12255 Woodside Avenue in Lakeside, and can be reached at 619.443.3859.

For more information on Lakeside Bait & Tackle, visit their Facebook page or check out their webpage,

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