About Us

Tangled Tackle was founded in 2009 by Carl “BUD” Fitzgerald with the dream of opening a small sporting goods store in Manistee, Michigan where he and his fishing buddies could hang out, tell a few stories, and have a place to re-stock their fishing tackle. Bud’s plan quickly grew into a much larger sporting goods store featuring one of the largest assortments of Great Lakes tackle for salmon and trout.

Bud hooked up with longtime friend, Charter Captain Chris of Dark Blue Charters where Chris creates instructional videos, and a weekly fishing report on YouTube for Great Lakes fishermen. Chris has created a large community of fishermen from all over the world. Chris’ community of fishermen has been a big part of the expansion of Tangled Tackle into a larger store and now Tangled Tackle’s Online Store.

Chris will continue to expand into new instructional videos along with Bud providing much broader tackle assortments to cater to all species of Michigan and Great Lakes Fish for the Tangled Tackle community.

We appreciate your loyalty to our business and encourage you to become a member of the Tangled Tackle Community. As a member, you will receive special savings on key products featured on Chris’ training videos and weekly fishing reports. Sign up today. Simply enter your e-mail address on our home page, and you will receive regular e-mail featuring member’s only discounts. Sign up now, and if you are in Manistee, be sure to stop in and visit with us.