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The present invention provides a fisherman's bait and tackle box which is compact and contoured to comfortably fit about the fisherman's waist when attached to a belt worn by the fisherman. The wearable box of the present invention organizes and provides easy access to fishing supplies and accessories, thereby eliminating the time consuming problem of searching through a conventional tackle box or vest, especially when re-rigging a broken leader while the fisherman remains wading in the water. A plurality of separate compartments neatly organize accessories such as fishing leader, bait, fishing lures, split-shot, and fishing hooks, for instance. The fishing leader is fed through a hole in the front of the present invention and can be cut at a desired length by a cutter located under the leader. Pushing a spring-tensioned dispenser button dispenses a single split shot. A rod holder is mounted on the box to permit both hands to be free to re-rig a broken leader. A preferred embodiment of the present invention has a hinged lid with a light for illumination during night fishing,