ABOUT

ABOUT

HISTORY

The history of the tackle shop is being pieced together as we go. Here’s what we know so far. If you know anything about the general history of our building or location feel free to contact us and contribute!

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1930's

There was a small fishing camp here, the tackle shop was not yet built.  

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1940's

People were taking nets out onto the lagoon and netting full loads of snook and other commercial fish found here in the Indian River Lagoon. Vero Tackle’s building was constructed and acted as a home for a full commercial fishing outfit.

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2019

This shop has always been a hub for fishing and water activities. Today we are proud to continue the legacy this place holds in helping our locals and visitors enjoy many activities on the Indian River Lagoon. Here you can see the boat slip, and cafe that has since been added on. The yellow building you see on the left side of the picture is the original tackle shop!

THE OWNER

Meet Chris Woodruff, the man responsible for all the fun and adventures experienced through Vero Tackle and Watersports. Chris is a passionate water enthusiasts whose mission is to help you feel confident as you explore new ways to connect deeper with the natural world. When Chris began his journey as an entrepreneur in Indian River County’s Vero Beach, FL he opened Paddles By The Sea, a full service stand up paddle board, kayak, and beach going amenities focused local business. Not long after Paddles By The Sea came to Vero Beach Chris expanded the dream into boating and fishing territories by purchasing Vero Tackle and Marina.

This is just the beginning for Chris as he has many plans to share the unique experience his brand has to offer with many other places and destinations across the globe.

THE OWNER

Meet Chris Woodruff, the man responsible for all the fun and adventures experienced through Vero Tackle and Watersports. Chris is a passionate water enthusiasts whose mission is to help you feel confident as you explore new ways to connect deeper with the natural world. When Chris began his journey as an entrepreneur in Indian River County’s Vero Beach, FL he opened Paddles By The Sea, a full service stand up paddle board, kayak, and beach going amenities focused local business. Not long after Paddles By The Sea came to Vero Beach Chris expanded the dream into boating and fishing territories by purchasing Vero Tackle and Marina.

This is just the beginning for Chris as he has many plans to share the unique experience his brand has to offer with many other places and destinations across the globe.

THE CREW

The Crew at Vero Tackle and Watersports is carefully selected to ensure that you have a five star experience no matter how you choose to spend your day with us. Some of them have been working alongside us for years and others are seasonal but either way the crew is a family and everyone is passionate about our wild Florida home. Our family is always looking for new additions! See our Careers section for more details.

THE CREW

The Crew at Vero Tackle and Watersports is carefully selected to ensure that you have a five star experience no matter how you choose to spend your day with us. Some of them have been working alongside us for years and others are seasonal but either way the crew is a family and everyone is passionate about our wild Florida home. Our family is always looking for new additions! See our Careers section for more details.

CAREERS

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Vero Tackle & Watersports
3321 Bridge Plaza Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Open: 
Mon 7am-6pm
Tues 7am-6pm
Wed 7am-6pm
Thur 7am-6pm
Fri 7am-6pm
Sat 6am-6pm
Sun 6am-6pm
772-234-9585

Vero Tackle & Watersports

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