Cast Away Bait & Tackle

jim farmer

Hello I’m Jim Farmer, welcome to Cast Away Bait & Tackle where dreams are “just a cast away”.  I hope you enjoy looking through my site as well as reading my blog and watching my many video’s.  My passion for fishing began as a kid growing up in rural Kansas fishing local farm ponds, lakes and rivers. My passion grew even more when I joined the U.S. Navy and traveled from northern reaches of Canada to the Sea of Cortez fishing every lake, stream, river and pond in my path. After enjoying a 20 year Navy career I retired here in the north Georgia area and have called the shores of Lake Lanier my home for over 20 years. I’ve spent many years building and using my own tackle where my designs are drawn from years of knowledge with what works and certainly what doesn’t work!  Whether it’s Striper tackle, Bass tackle or personalized Instructional Services on Lake Lanier I’m here to help, just give me a call!

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Cast Away Bait and Tackle is also a full time – fully licensed guide service. My trips are tailored for and held on the beautiful North Georgia clear water impoundment – Lake Lanier.

Are you looking to refine your angling skills, such as early spring crank-bait and jerk-bait techniques for staging bass?

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exclusive fishing footage


Early Morning Topwater Striper | 2:12 

I’ve been stepping up my topwater game and the stripers seem to be busting the surface more and more each day.

Afternoon Bass using the Chug Bug | 5:57

I’ve been stepping up my topwater game and the bass seem to be busting the surface more and more each day.

Big Afternoon Striper | 3:47

Pulling trout on the Cast Away Baits Planer Board. Striped Bass cannot resist a trout being dragged around in December.


Fishing Experience

Traveling, building tackle and catching fish have been my passion over these past 30 years.

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I’ve been an avid fisherman for as long as I can remember. My dad was a great outdoorsman and taught me what he had learned over the years which created a foundation for me to carry on the tradition of hunting and fishing as well as enjoying the outdoors.

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“My mission is to provide the best product and service that you deserve to make you a better angler.”

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Looking to improve your skills? Want to learn how to target spotted bass? Take a trip with me and start putting fish in the boat!