Bob Ferrante, owner, came to the area with a vision. I wanted to create a place where I could help the novice and pro alike get the best bait possible so that they can catch fish and have fun with family and friends.I also wanted to offer more than just live bait.Lake Conroe is well known for its bass fishing. There are many amateur and pro bass fishermen that come from near and far to fish here and I wanted to make this a place where they could come and get the types of tackle that works on this lake.Crappie, catfish and hybrid fishing are GREAT fun to catch and even better to eat. Bream/perch get very big in this lake as well. I've seen many 10" bream caught here. MMMMMMM tastey!So under new ownership with a new look and a new name, April Sound Bait Shop officially began serving the Lake Conroe area in April of 2016. By November of 2016 we had grown such that we could change our name to April Sound Bait & Tackle. Located on Highway 105 W just 8.5 miles west of Interstate 45 and just 6 miles east of downtown Montgomery near the entrance to the April Sound Subdivision.The shop was in dire straits when I purchased it and I knew had my work cut out for myself. So I went to work totally remodeling the inside with a tackle store area separate from the live bait tanks. It took several weeks during some of the coldest days of the year and I am still tweaking it today.I am passionate about 2 things. I am passionate about customer service. I have been in customer service positions throughout my career. I believe that listening to customers is of the utmost importance. Asking the right questions and paying close attention to their answer is the key to helping them have a good day on the lake.Then there's my passion for fishing. The thing is, I have always loved saltwater fishing. I haven't done much freshwater fishing so I knew that had a lot to learn there. And I am learning. I am learning from our experienced Lake Conroe family as well as my own experiences fishing on the lake. I want, more than anything else, for you to have a good fishing experience during your time on Lake Conroe. Whether it is just a visit for a day or two or if you live in the neighborhood. We want this to be your "go to" bait and tackle shop.
Here are some of the pictures before and after the remodeling.
Here of course is the entrance.
This what the front part of the store looked like before we began
Here you see the inside during the remodeling.
And here is the inside of the shop today. November 15, 2016. Thank you for all your patience and support while we grow.
The store front as of November 15, 2016. We can now say that we are a bait AND tackle shop. Stop by and check out what we have to offer.
Taken 2-3-2017 We've truly come a long way in 1 year. Installed new shelving for more products.
We have more growing to do.