Friday, January 22, 2010

A Travel Tradition

Jack's Bait and Tackle

When Jack first started this bait and tackle shop he hung the sign saying "we are so poor, we can't afford a front door". This sign is still hanging here today! Our new shrimp tanks and aeration systems are designed by University of Florida Marine Biologists. We take pride in having shrimp most of the time. We also carry (when available) fresh ballyhoo, thread hearing and sardines. Our frozen baits are top quality. If you need specialty baits such as: Ladyfish, goggle eyes or flying fish etc, just give us a call and we will gladly have what ever you need available

The apparel side of the building has a wide variety of : Crocs, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Calcutta and Guy Harvey Clothing. Everything you need for the look of the keys.

When you exit the Florida Turnpike onto US-1 in Florida City, you are at the start of an exciting journey; the drive across the Overseas Highway and down through the keys before landing in Key West. You'll drive over 42 bridges that connect 100 islands during the 126-mile drive. 18.8 miles will take you directly over water!

As you make your exit and curve around to the right, you'll see a whole strip of gas stations, restaurants, shops and stores, all there because there's no stopping until you reach Key Largo, which is 29 miles away.

So, for certain, gas up and grab something to eat. One of our family traditions is to stop at Jack's (one of the last buildings on the right, next door to a huge new Race Trac station) for a restroom break and some of the best boiled peanuts you've ever tasted. Jack's is open 24 hours, so no matter when you swing through, it'll be there waiting for you.

Once in the Keys, we try to only support local businesses whenever possible - and Jack's is a Florida institution that we love to love!

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