Hammond’s Fishing Center is a full service Live Bait and Tackle Pro Fishing Shop since 1986. We are a family owned brick & mortar / online shop. We are located in Cumming Georgia, conveniently located near Lake Lanier. Hammond's fishing carries thousands of SKUs of fishing tackle and equipment. Live Bait is also a specialty of Hammond's Fishing Center. We have blue back herring for bass and striper fishing on Lake Lanier, and sometimes gizzard shad and rainbow trout is available (seasonal). Find out why some of Lake Lanier best fishing guides choose Hammond's fishing gear and bait!
The First Store: 1898
William Hammond built the first Hammond’s Store in Forsyth County Georgia around 1898. The first store was a general store and trading post. During the fall, the farmers would pay their accounts by cotton, corn, and other products grown on the farm. In 1958 the store was torn down to later build a modern country store for the times.
The Second Store: 1960
The second Hammond’s store was built by Artie and Tom Hammond around 1960. This store was a general store that sold groceries, sewing supplies, gas, and live bait. It unfortunately burned down in 1968.
The Third Store: 1986
The third Hammond’s Store was built by Thomas and Candy Hammond in 1986. The store at the time was a booming grocery store. Live bait and tackle were getting more popular as the years went on. When the area starting getting more populated bigger grocery stores started coming in. Fishing tackle and live bait was on the rise, so it was time to re-tool the business.
The Fourth Store: 1992
The fourth Hammond’s Store was built. This store was built solely to catered to the avid fisherman.
During the 18 years at this building, the tackle selection substantially. Tackle was stacked from the floor to the ceiling. Which lead to building the shop you know today as Hammond’s Fishing.
The Final Shop: 2010
In the year 2010, the Hammond's Fishing Center that we know today was built. This building is "packed to the gills" with fishing and outdoor equipment, boating supplies, live bait and more. We've got everything you need for a successful day of fishing on Lake Lanier or any lake in the country. Swing by our shop to browse or order online. Thanks for shopping and supporting HFC!