Welcome to The Bait Barn Fisheries

Proudly serving the great state of Texas and surrounding states with high quality freshwater fish and custom delivery services.

Open Year Round –
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2704 E Highway 21
Bryan, TX 77803


Our Story

We think everyone has a purpose. Ours is to help people catch more fish! We offer farm raised freshwater fish for stocking private lakes, ponds, community lakes, municipal applications, and wholesale options are also available.

In 1952 Mr. Bill Ward opened "Bills Bait House" at our present location. In 1977 Larry and Pat Smith were looking for a place to raise a family away from Houston, and "The Bait Barn" began.

Years passed quickly and countless TAMU students worked for Larry and Pat. Customers became friends. Around 2001 Paul and Stephanie were looking for something else - a place they could raise their family - and so far so good…



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  • They have all kinds of bait and stocks and restocked ponds and lakes all over Texas and Louisiana , some of the friendliest people I know , you will get a good deal from them

    • Mike Goodfellow
  • Always the best.  They have what you need, Good beer too

    • Mical Storm
  • Great little place people are really helpfull

    • Dulcinea
  • Friendly people, good prices, and fish made it home alive.

    • James Polk
  • Great selection of bait!! Very good quality! Nice staff!

    • John High
  • Great place for bait and fish, good selection of beer and ale.

    • Dennis Sweatt

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