A Tackle Box...

Ken Jones

Administrator
Staff member
#1
Loved seeing this old tackle box down at the Balboa Pier the other day. When I was young, way back in the '60s, I had a similar box until it was stolen. A classic! Also liked the pictured pier cart.

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Wooden — of course

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Filled with the necessities

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Note the old bait tickets from the pier. You used to have a bucket of water by where you were sitting and take the bait tickets up to the live bait (usually anchovies) tank on the pier and get a lively anchovy or two for your halibut rig.

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I had a similar booklet, in fact I may have one buried somewhere.

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Snookie's pier cart. You need live bait, usually smelt or sardines for your halibut, and they are kept in the cooler with an aerator.
 

moonshine

Active Member
#2
This is a great post. It's the thing I remember as a kid fishing off the Redondo short pier. Those live bait tickets and all the crazy action while I fished and my folks went off to buy crabs and whatever from George Fukumoto. What memories.
I remember a story about a kid falling out of the window at Tony's.
Thanks for bringing back the memories, Ken!
 

Red Fish

Well-Known Member
#3
Loved seeing this old tackle box down at the Balboa Pier the other day. When I was young, way back in the '60s, I had a similar box until it was stolen. A classic! Also liked the pictured pier cart.

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Wooden — of course

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Filled with the necessities

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Note the old bait tickets from the pier. You used to have a bucket of water by where you were sitting and take the bait tickets up to the live bait (usually anchovies) tank on the pier and get a lively anchovy or two for your halibut rig.

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I had a similar booklet, in fact I may have one buried somewhere.

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Snookie's pier cart. You need live bait, usually smelt or sardines for your halibut, and they are kept in the cooler with an aerator.
I had two tackle boxes like that that s neighbor made. Both of them got water damaged and fell apart. To me, they are more ornamental than anything else. I actually like using a tackle bag (with the plastic boxes that fit inside) that fits in my cart over the boxes that can get dirty from hook rust and are difficult to clean.