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BRIDGEMASTER  FISHING PRODUCTS

aka

FISHERMAN'S

CANDY STORE

4.8 out of 413 reviews

Junebug, Bridgemaster Fishing Products' store mascot

Recommended Resources:

Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service for largemouth bass fishing in Florida

Federation of Christian Sportsmen
Hunters for Jesus, Fishers of Men

Lake Wales Little League

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Bobby Lane Cup Tournament

Tackle Buyer & Sales Clerk - Wesley "Wes" Wise.


An avid largemouth bass tournament  angler and saltwater fishing enthusiast.

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Store employee Jaylee "Cricket" Coates and her fishing partner, Owen Gooding, finished 6th place out of 309  boats at Bassmasters High School 2021 Championship 

Part-Time Sales Clerk, Plastics Packer & Resident Security - Richard "Rick" Bolden


​A freshwater angler

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Store Manager - Charles "Chuck" Metheney


An avid largemouth bass angler fishing  tournaments on the Kissimmee Chain and on Lake Okeechobee. 

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Bridgemaster Fishing Products partnering with Youth for Christ of Polk County
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Meet Our Staff:

Bridgemaster Fishing Products was started some time during 1976 in Jensen Beach, Florida, in a garage by twin brothers, Ron & Don Hardy, building and repairing rods.  As the business grew, an opportunity presented itself for Ron Hardy to move the business to Central Florida while expanding into supplying the store with a multitude of fishing tackle supplies.  Since then, under the former owner's wife, Josie Hardy, the business grew by leaps and bounds in both the retail and wholesale markets, offering new, reconditioned and discontinued merchandise.

Part-time Sales Clerk - Lee Sisson


He built the first deep-diving crankbaits and has designed lures for dozens of companies over the years. At the age of 63 he became an Elite Series rookie. Now retired from the Elites, he works a few days a week with us, sharing his expertise with customers and employees alike.


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Jaylee "Cricket" Coates - Bridgemaster Fishing Products emplolyee & angler

 Also, Chuck is the owner of the store mascot, Junebug.

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Store employees SammyJay Acree and Billy Campbell finished 16th place out of 252 boats at Bassmasters High School 2020 Championship 

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Part-Time Sales Clerk - John Cox


​Avid largemouth bass angler

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ABOUT US

Joyce Loupe - Bridgemaster Fishing Products bookkeeper, webmaster & angler
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Pleased to Support:

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Cricket Coates and Owen Gooding place 6th in BASSmaster High School 2021 Championship on Lake Chickamauga, TN
Charles "Chuck" Metheney, Bridgemaster Fishing Products' store manager
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Since  then we have earned the nickname of "The Fisherman's Candy Store", so much so that we added a listing to the yellow pages under that name because people kept saying that the Candy Store was not listed!


As we grow in business, so does our store.  Several years ago was a roof over, which is helping to provide a more comfortable experience while you shop.  Our new owner, Jimmy Durham, is continually making improvements, while adding to your shopping pleasure, but not taking any more from your wallet than necessary to remain a discount tackle store.  We are now selling all new, never used, rods and reels; an ever-growing selection of lures; apparel, sunglasses, and accessories; and a larger selection of marine products.

SammyJay Acree - Bridgemaster Fishing Products employee & angler
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Marine Buyer & Part-time Sales Clerk - 

Charles "Charlie" Wynperle


​Avid largemouth bass angler, "Mouth of the South" for many tournaments in Central Florida, and a rod builder.

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Rod Components Buyer & Sales Clerk -  Samuel "SammyJay" Acree


An avid angler in both freshwater and saltwater.  Rod builder and jig designer

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Part-Time Sales Clerk & Social Media Pagemaster - Jaylee "Cricket" Coates


Avid largemouth bass tournament angler

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Part-Time Sales Clerk & Stocker - James "Garrett " Cribbs


​Avid largemouth bass angler

Secretary/Bookkeeper/Webmaster - Joyce Loupe


Avid largemouth bass angler.  Former national pro tournament Bass'n' Gal and Lady Bass, Redman trail, and Guys & Dolls contestant

Unlike most brick and mortar businesses that have reverted to online sales, we have evolved into offering more of the latest and most innovative rods, reels, and lures the fishing industry has to offer.  We have a huge assortment of fishing rods, reels, combos, freshwater and saltwater lures, terminal tackle, rod building components, marine supplies, shirts, hats, sunglasses, and jewelry for most every type of fishing.  We provide or refer to several services needed in the fishing industry.  We are definitely the largest tackle store in Central Florida, and possibly all of Florida!  Conveniently located right in the middle of the state.  You can't get the feel of a rod and reel in your hands online like you can in person.  The feel makes all the difference - come "try one on for size".