About Bass Pro Shops Palm Bay
Welcome to Bass Pro Shops – Palm Bay, we invite you to our old Florida Cracker-style store complete with a front porch area, tin roof and laid back Florida style seating. At our entrance you will find a swamp buggy, many different styles and sizes of ATV's and a fleet of boats that are sure to be perfect for your and your family. Hopefully you will have time to check them out before you begin your shopping experience.
We are very proud of the hand-painted murals from renowned artists that depict scenes from our beaches, coastlines, forests and swamps that are all part of the great Florida heritage. See if you can spot our depictions of Mosquito Lagoon, Lake Toho, Sebastian Inlet, Lake Washington and The Stick Marsh.
State and record wildlife mounts are also displayed alongside local historical prints featuring early tourists and residents enjoying all types of sporting adventures. Take note of the giant Deuce and a-half Army truck that is situated inside our expansive lobby area. You will walk underneath this impressive truck before entering the store. Hint: Take a peek under the back axle and see if you can find a hidden gator! We invite you to sit in our well-appointed lobby for a while and take in the collection of local photographs and artifacts. We're sure you'll see something different every time you visit our store.
We are more than just a Fishing and Hunting store. Come see our other extensive departments such as Camping, (that includes hiking, grilling and everything in between), Gifts and Nature center (toys, hot sauces, wind chimes, music, candles, etc.), Apparel and Footwear (with brand names such as RedHead, Under Armour, Bob Timberlake Columbia and more), Marine (find electronics, boat accessories, GPS, etc.) Tracker Boats (fresh and salt water boats, big and small and even ATV's), Watersports (kayaks, rafts, snorkeling equipment, wake surfing boards, and all other fun water toys). The best part is that each department will come with a skilled and knowledgeable Associate who will guide you through your every need.
Aquarium and Fish Feeding
Live Demos Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 1:00pm
We have many different kinds of native fish in our 16,000 gallon aquarium. You will see everything from Large and Small Mouth Bass, Reds, Crappy, Bowfin and Catfish. This is no ordinary aquarium, the three running waterfalls and natural wildlife among the boulders are sure to create an action packed visit. Watch our pros demonstrate some of our new products and their effectiveness, techniques and much more while they feed the fish every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00PM. Watch out, you might be called up as an assistant!
Alligators and Hogs
As you crossover our handmade bridge we invite you to take a few moments to view some Native Florida alligators in our expansive visual habitat. We have 16! See if you can spot all of them! In the wild, alligators live primarily in wetlands. We have recreated the most lifelike wetland environment as this is key for their survival.
As you exit the store, you will see our pen of wild hogs. “Donald” is our largest hog and is a male, “Ahnya” is our adult female and the babies are named “Gilligan and Ginger”. In the wild hogs usually travel in small family groups and are omnivorous which means they eat all kinds of foods including plants and animals. Hogs prefer to live near cabbage palm hammocks, freshwater marshes and flat woods.
Throughout the year we do a Spring Fishing Classic, Fall Hunting Classic and a Go Outdoors event. In addition we have numerous other seasonal events like Free Boat Shows, Easter Events, Family Summer Camp, Labor Event Family Fun Weekend, Professional Bull Riders Event, Halloween Bass Pro Style, Santa's Wonderland and more! Continue to check our events page for more information on these and many other events!