Jane’s L-Head Seafood House and Bait Shop


John Galvan said that Jane’s L-Head Seafood House and Bait Shop is definitely more than it looks.

And he would know it, being his manager.

“We have the bait section here, we have equipment, we also have seafood – so it’s more than just a bait stand.”

The store, located at 92 Coopers Alley on Corpus Christi Bay, has grown significantly since it opened 35 years ago, owner Jane Stubbs said.

“We only sold live bait, and it was very simple and easy back then, because that’s what we were selling,” she said. “It was JUST a bait stand. I had a boat.”

Now the walls are lined with fishing rods, lines, hooks and weights – everything a fisherman needs to spend a few leisurely hours on the L-Head.

If you’re lucky and hook something up, they can even clean your socket for you. But if you’re craving fresh seafood and fishing isn’t your thing, they have items like crab and oysters you can take home.

And if you are new to the fishing game, they can help you too.

“(We) help people get started with what to use and what kind of bait,” she said. “Guys fish on their days off.”

Jane’s L-Head Seafood House and Bait House is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Their phone number is (361) 882-2248 and you can check their Facebook page here.

Digital content producer Ana Tamez contributed to this story.


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