Berkley 2021 Father's Day Gift Guide

This Father’s Day, give Dad the gift of a guarantee: bait that’s scientifically proven to catch more fish.

Berkley’s Father’s Day Gift Guide has all of the tackle your Dad needs to set more hooks and reel in bigger fish. Our easy-to-use baits are scientifically proven to catch more fish. Shop the list below to get Dad ready to hook that personal best.

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Whether it’s his first time on the water or his millionth fishing trip, every father deserves to fish with the best bait.

Lab-developed by our own team of fish biologists and field-tested by professional anglers, every shape and size of Berkley bait is backed by decades of research. Our science-driven, hands-on approach spawned revolutionary advancements in the world of bait. With our exclusive PowerBait taste and potent MaxScent scent dispersal technology on his side, your Dad will be catching fish like a pro. Shop our top bait, line, and hooks for each species and help Dad catch more of his favorite fish this year.

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Best baits for Smallmouth Bass

Help Dad hook those sporty smallies with bait that’s irresistible in shape, taste, and scent.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 2-4 LBS
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • LOCATION: TEMPERATE ZONES OF NORTH AMERICA
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: MEDIUM
  • FISHING TYPE: ARTIFICIAL BAIT
  • SEASON: YEAR ROUND

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Angler holding smallmouth bass off side of boat

Largemouth Bass

When there’s a 6-pounder lurking in the shallows, these baits will make even the wariest bass strike.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 3-5 LBS
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • LOCATION: CONTINENTAL USA
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: MEDIUM
  • FISHING TYPE: ARTIFICIAL BAIT
  • SEASON: YEAR ROUND

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Underwater shot of largemouth bass being pulled out of lake

Walleye

Walleye can be toothy, tough, and tricky to catch. Equip your father with the bait he needs to bring more walleye to the boat.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 6-12 LBS
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • LOCATION: CANADA & NORTHERN UNITED STATES
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: MEDIUM
  • FISHING TYPE: ARTIFICIAL
  • SEASON: SPRING, FALL

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Walleye being held above water

Catfish

Hard-fighting catfish demand hard-fighting gear. These tacklebox essentials won’t let Dad down.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 7-15 LBS
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • LOCATION: EASTERN & CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: EASY
  • FISHING TYPE: LIVE/CUT BAIT, ARTIFICIAL DOUGH
  • SEASON: YEAR ROUND

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Trout

Often skittish and a little shy, hooking trout is made easy with these high-performance baits.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT (BROOK TROUT): 1-4 LBS
  • AVERAGE WEIGHT (RAINBOW TROUT): 2-6 LBS
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • BROOK TROUT LOCATION: EASTERN CANADA & NORTHEASTERN AMERICA, MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS, STREAMS AND RIVERS
  • RAINBOW TROUT LOCATION: NORTH AMERICA, MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS WITH STREAMS & RIVERS
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: MEDIUM
  • FISHING TYPE: ARTIFICIAL BAITS AND DOUGHS
  • SEASON: SPRING, FALL, WINTER

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Panfish

No matter if he’s catching bluegill or perch, Dad will put these versatile baits to work hooking all kinds of panfish.

  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 0.5LBS - 1LB
  • POPULATION: COMMON
  • LOCATION: THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA; SOME SPECIES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA
  • DIFFICULTY TO CATCH: EASY
  • FISHING TYPE: ARTIFICIAL & LIVE BAIT
  • SEASON: SPRING, SUMMER, FALL

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Angler in Berkley gear smiling and holding largemouth bass
Close-up of bass caught with Berkley bait being pulled out of the water