At Howell Tackle Supply we are qualified and available to help you “rig up” for any type of fishing you’re wanting to do. Whether it be Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheephead, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Shark, or Blue Marlin and, of course, any type of Grouper or Snapper that our local Bay & Gulf of Mexico waters are famous for, Howell Tackle offers you courteous, personal service & quality products. Along with our service & products, we offer a “guide card” section where you can find reputable captains & guides that will help you plan any size fishing trip & make sure you have a great experience when fishing in our local waters.
Howell Tackle Supply has been privileged to serve customers in our St. Andrews location for the past 32 years. Howell Tackle was originally owned & operated by Bill & Hazel Howell, who continued to work in the business until selling it in 2002. The business was returned to them in 2011, at which time Mr. Howell contacted his prior manager of 21 years, Rick Snellgrove, to return to the business. In January 2012 Rick purchased the business from Mr. Howell and a new corporation, “Last Chance of Bay County,” was begun, with the business continuing to operate under the name of Howell Tackle.
Rick & his wife, Elaine, have been married since 1982 and have been blessed with three grown children and seven grandchildren. The “grands” enjoy visiting “Pappy’s” store! The older ones are learning to “work” FOR him, (while the younger ones have learned how to “work him” for the bubble gum & candy he has available for his customers & employees at the store!)
Howell Tackle has a wonderful crew in place, who are dedicated to serving the customers with friendliness, competency, and with a desire for long-term relationships. Howell Tackle considers it a privilege to serve a customer base that includes the “locals,” along with customers from all over the country.
Rick is very grateful for the support shown to Howell Tackle, especially during the rebuilding process that has taken place over the last four years, and he continues to look forward to serving the customers for many years to come.