• Call us at (618) 337-4286

  • Your Local Bait & Tackle Shop

    Located in Cahokia, IL, we serve customers throughout the Metro-East area

    Are you a fisherman at heart? Do you love spending hours out on the water, waiting for the big catch? If yes, then we’re the place for you! At Thrifty Hardware & Home, we’re the local bait and tackle shop that fisherman can count on for everything they need before any early morning or late night on the water. As a family-owned business, we understand the needs of people in this community, and we use years of experience to ensure we stock quality fishing gear at low prices. Ready to Fish? Stop and see us for your live bait & tackle.

  • Live Bait

    For some species of fish, there’s no substitute for live bait. Whether you’re trying to hook a trophy fish or you’re looking to catch volume, our live bait selection has just what you need to make the fish come to you. Below are some of the variations of live bait that we sell. Please contact our staff for complete details about our live bait selection, hours and other information.

    • Red Worms
    • Wax Worms
    • Night Crawlers
    • Minnows
    • Crickets
    • Chubs
    • Dough Baits
    • Catfish Baits
    • Super Spike Bait Additive
    • More…
  • Tackle

    In addition, to live bait, we’ve got a huge selection of fishing tackle to help accommodate anglers of all types. From basic supplies like fishing line and sinkers to top-of-the-line lures and bait supplies, we’ve got a huge selection at great prices.

  • Available Fishing Supplies

    • Sinkers
    • Bobbers
    • Fishing Line
    • Fishing Rods
    • Fishing Reels
    • Lures
    • Live Bait
    • Fishing Apparel
    • Eyewear
    • Headwear
    • More…
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  • Local Fishing Spots

    • Horseshoe Lake State Park
    • Frank Holten State Park
    • Jones Park Lake
    • Fairwood Lake
    • Lake Carlyle
    • Kaskaskia River
    • Mississippi River
  • Follow this link for more details about great fishing spots in our area.