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Big Jeff

looking for red tails or shiners

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Big Jeff

I know fat heads work, but I would like to give some red tails or some shiners a shot this weekend down on the Croix, I live in saint paul and am launching around Prescott. Anyone know where I might find them? Thanks

good luck on the water!!!

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Walli1

Vados bait off 65 spring lake park

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Sandmannd

Blue Ribbon in Oakdale usually has them. Might want to call and check first.

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PoleBender1

Bought some Rainbows and Shiners from Jimmy's in Stillwater Sunday. He had a good supply of both then. I don't think he had redtails though.

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Prescott Rob

Jeff,

You tried Joe's yet. I'll be out chasin Muskies Sat. morning. This is Runs by the way. Whats your#?

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Big Jeff

runs hows it hangin! give me a call 651-343-1072 heading down sat morning early, heard you guys have had a fun last couple months on the Croix.

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JBMasterAngler

Joe's doesn't sell shiners or chubs...just crappie minnows (3 different sizes), fatheads, and sucker minnows (3 different sizes).

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Dockter21

I just picked some up yesterday from Northwoods Archery & Sport in Newport (right off hgwy 61 on your way to Prescott). It's a new shop that just opened last fall. Good bait too!

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Big Jeff

Dockter21 you don't happen to have an address or phone number for those guys do you?

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walleyeguy2006

Backwoods in Newport off of 61 has some nice shiners but no reds.

GOOD FISHING!!! cool.gif

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b1gf1sh1

joes had a tank full of shiners i saw while i was buying some LURES . looked nice and healthy too.(rare). if it was me? i'd just get a dipnet and catch some shad ar emeralds and fish away. even a dead shad( not rotten if you want Waldo) is better than anything you can buy. good luck.

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