well, it depends on which route you take to Lake Barkley.If you take I-24 to Cadiz, your chooses are limited. There are several different ways to go. You can go west on US62 to 453 and take the Trace(which runs thru LBL) You'll pass a few bait stores on the way to 453. In Suwanee there's The Cabin bait store, The Tackle Box. In Lake City, there's Ken's Bait and Tackle. If you go US62 west to 641 south to 68 east(which will take you right to Lake Barkley State Park) you'll pass more bait shops then I can name. Mileage wise, it's longer. But, you pass bait shops in every little town you go thru. Did I make that "clear as mud"? Good Luck!