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Best Place to Start a Fishing Expedition San Francisco 2011 - Gus’ Discount Tackle

Gusí Discount Tackle

Gus’ Discount Tackle

3710 Balboa

San Francisco, CA 94121


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A trip to the avenues is well worth it in order to peruse the goods at Gus', an Outer Richmond fishing mainstay that caters to local anglers. Here you can find local specialties such as crab pots and poke poles, in addition to a large inventory of rods, reels, tackle, and bait. Gus' carries goods at a range of prices — you can spend $26.50 to $160 on a crab pot, depending on the level of sophistication you demand in your equipment — and has a charming mom 'n' pop atmosphere. Locals frequently stop by to talk about how their luck is holding up at favored San Francisco fishing spots, making this a good place for beginners to pick up some tips. Just remember the admonition on the sign that greets visitors at the front door — "We reserve the right to adjust prices based on customers' attitudes" — and behave yourself.

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