In 1925, White’s tackle opened its doors in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida in the PP Cobb Building.

During that time, Fort Pierce was known for its growing commercial fishery and interests were soon sparked by recreational anglers that learned of the spectacular fishing in the area.  After World War II, White’s Tackle moved up the street to 51 North Second Street.  Since that move, White’s Tackle has grown with the ever changing fishing world.  From its small local beginnings, it is now located in a 5000 square foot building at 1106 S. US Highway 1 in the heart of Fort Pierce, FL and a 3800 square foot building located at Marketplace Plaza, SE US Hwy 1, Stuart, FL.  White’s Tackle has kept its hometown roots and stayed dedicated to its community, anglers and its friends.  “If these walls could talk” the walls in White’s Tackle could literally write the history of Fort Pierce fishing.

White’s Tackle is a full service tackle store located in Ft. Pierce and Stuart Florida.  Our staff of knowledgeable anglers have fished the globe learning the secrets from the best captains and crews, and will be glad to pass them on to you.  For over 90 years White’s Tackle has been outfitting inshore and offshore anglers from all over with the best tackle and service imaginable.  We pride ourselves on helping fellow anglers pursue their game fish of choice from the most majestic flat to the farthest ocean.  White’s Tackle will ship all over the world and we would love to help you in any way we can on your next adventure.  Please enjoy our site, and take a look at all of the products we carry.  If you have any questions feel free to call the Fort Pierce Store at 772-461-6909 or the Stuart Store 772-266-4010 or send us an email.  Remember to look at our fishing report section to see what’s happening and check out our awesome photo gallery to view the latest greatest catches.  If you have a photo you would like to share, shoot us an email and we will add your photo with the rest of the great catches!

The White's Tackle Team

White’s Tackle is a unique shop to say the least. White’s was founded in 1925 and has prided itself by helping fellow anglers and outdoorsman for close to 90 years. The White’s Tackle Team is not composed of your everyday employees just filling a position. White’s Tackle is a family of hard core enthusiasts who are driven to succeed in all outdoor expeditions. The White’s Tackle team has literally fished and hunted the globe and has learned secrets from the best in the world. From blue marlin in Venezuela to Giant brown trout in the mountains of Patagonia the White’s Tackle crew has you covered. Please enjoy our site or feel free to call us anytime for outfitting assistance on your next adventure!

Scott Crippen

Owner / Operator

Scott Crippen is the owner/operator of White’s Tackle. Scott bought the store in 2007 and moved it to its current location 1106 S. US1 in Fort Pierce, Florida. Scott’s passion for the outdoors pushed him to create a career in the fishing and hunting industry, and to own and operate the finest outfitting store in the Sunshine State. Scott is also a fly fishing guide and bases his operation out of White’s Tackle.

Geoff Quatraro

General Manager

Geoff Quatraro is the General Manager of White’s Tackle. He started his career at White’s while still in high school, during the summer of 1997. His career has provided him with many opportunities in those years, from fishing competitively, to traveling to many foreign destinations. In doing so, he has expanded his knowledge in all facets of fishing around the world. Along with managing our two tackle stores, he also was the captain of a 57 foot sport fishing boat for over seven years.  He has been involved in several boatbuilding and refit projects. If you are in need of a question answered, don’t be afraid to ask!

Kadri Benton

Sales Associate

Kadri Benton is a Fort Pierce native and lifetime fisherman. Kadri, also known as “Kod”, has been a member of the White’s Tackle Team for over 13 years. He grew up on South Hutchinson Island, fishing the flats of the Indian River and deep waters of the Atlantic from Fort Pierce Inlet. He’s a past Inshore Angler of the Year and SKA tournament winner. He specializes in both Inshore and Offshore sport fishing, with vast knowledge of custom rods and jigs, and is an expert in rigging. Stop in the shop to garner some local knowledge from Kadri to ensure your fishing strategy is ideal for our local and regional waters.

Jonathon Repass

Sales Associate/Shipping

Jonathan is an avid fisherman and is eager to help fellow anglers in the store. Jonathan helps do it all and is experienced in retail. He also takes care of all the out bound shipping. Jonathan specializes in inshore fishing and loves to snook fish and red fish.

Mary Porter

Accounting

Mary has over 20 years of experience in the account field.  Before joining White’s Tackle, Mary spent 18 years working as bookkeeper and Controller for a variety of companies, from retail to manufacturing, both in New Hampshire and Florida.  Mary has, over the years, earned her Private Pilot’s License, Diving Certificate and Ham Radio License.

James Cronk

Sales Associate

James is a native Floridian who grew up in Stuart. He started fly fishing and fly tying at the early age of nine. His free time has always been spent fishing the local waters. James moved to the Midwest after reaching adulthood and was then able to expand and fine tune his fly tying and fly fishing experience. He returned home to Jensen Beach, Florida in 2013 and immediately started making a name for himself both through fishing and tying flies. James is well-respected for his knowledge and experience with local fishing. His fly clients come from all over the world. He keeps busy in his off hours by running inshore charters and fishing for exotics in South Florida. James is full-time and is mainly at our Stuart location.

Tyler Beck

Tyler started working at White’s in 2015. Tyler specializes in inshore fishing and does it all, from fly fishing for Redfish to throwing jigs for Snook.

Shane Surrency

Shane has been fishing the inshore waters of Fort Pierce since he was five years old. His favorite fish to target is Redfish.

Billy Ninesling

Sales Associate

Will Lyshon

Reel Repair

Will was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, He was brought up around the sport fishing industry, and spent 10 years as a professional sport fishing mate. Will has traveled abroad specializing in tournament billfishing. He currently and proudly serves the St. Lucie County Fire District as a Firefighter/EMT.