Live Bait - Delivered

from Johnston Bait & Tackle

Please understand the Shipping Process, Bait Care, Terms, Conditions, and Guarantees before purchasing Live Bait. 

**Fish Shipping available to Iowa Addresses Only**

**All Bait Shipping Available to Spee-Dee Delivery Zones Only**

Johnston Bait & Tackle will begin shipping
Live Bait Wednesday, January 5th and every Wednesday after unless other wise stated.

We will begin with a few options listed below but will expand to offering almost all of our Live & Frozen Bait options available.

Current options available include;

  • Minnows
  • Wax Worms
  • Spikes

See all of our current Live Bait options here

Why it Works:

How it Works:

Bait + Tackle items ship together

Get everything you need in one order, right when you need it! Live Bait and Fishing Tackle items may be combined in one shipment to reduce shipping costs.

Order by 12pm on Wednesdays

Orders placed after 12pm Wednesday will be shipped the following Wednesday unless customer cancels the order.

Orders Ship @ 6pm via
Spee-Dee Delivery

Your Order will be dropped off directly at the Des Moines area Spee-Dee Distribution Center 6pm Wednesday Night.

This minimizes transport time and handling while ensuring optimal conditions for your live bait delivery.

Live Bait delivered Thursdays

Most orders are delivered Next Day between 1-3pm anywhere in Iowa due to Spee-Dee's super fast service.

Acclimate Fish to new Tank ASAP

Follow the "Fish Care and Handling Guide" included with your shipment as soon as possible for best results.

It's Johnston Bait
- & Tackle

A Premium Bait Shop 1st,
& Tackle Shop 2nd, for a reason.

Thousands of lures exist to imitate a few fish and an 'ol worm.

Yet, Live Bait continues to get the job done & put fish top side.



Picked Up

you'll know the quality difference.

Johnston Bait & Tackle.

It's Live Bait for a Reason


About 5% of
Bait Fish will Die.

We add 10% extra fish to your order to offset any transportation losses.

Competitors may place outrageous guarantees on  Live Bait Shipping
– then charge 5x as much.

Some bait fish will be dead upon arrival. Unfortunately, this inevitable.

However the time, effort, and money saved by utilizing this service outweighs any minor cost of shipping losses. 

Don’t Worry

We back our Live Bait Shipping Orders with the same quality and service guarantee that Johnston Bait & Tackle is known for.

If your Live Bait Shipment experiences any issues we will make it right. Please follow the process below to ensure a quick, full refund on your order. Refunds will be given in the form of a “Store Credit” that is applicable to future bait orders.

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