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BartmanMN

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BartmanMN

I have been using the Hardware store in St. Michael for bait, but I am curious what other bait shops are around and in what cities.

Thanks

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Kyle Sandberg

Here you go. These are the ones I've got.

Buffalo-Buffalo express Tesoro hwy 25/hwy 55

Maple Lake-H&H sport shop-Hwy 55

Annandale-Little Jims-Hwy 55

Howard Lake-Joe's sport shop-Hwy 12

Cokato-Kirk's Travel plaza-Hwy 12

Monticello--Schumans-Broadway/Hwy 25

Waverly-Marks service -Hwy 12/co rd 8

French Lake-Lanttos store-co rd 37/co rd 3

St Michael-Hardware Hank

Clearwater lake-Bj's bait West side of the lake

Monticello- Schuman's Outdoor Sports- Hwy 25 and Broadway

South Haven- J+J Marine - 1 mile E on 55

South Haven- Tesoro gas station-Hwy 55

Rockford- hardware store (Ace hardware?)- West of Sarah lake

Hwy 55

Big Lake- Hardware Hank- ???

Rogers- Cabelas- Don't we all know were it is? grin.gif

If anyone else has stores they know that sells bait, just post it and I'll edit this list.

I really like Little Jims and H+Hs in Maple lake.

K Dawg

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BartmanMN

cool. Can you think of any in Rockford? I am heading that way today.

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robbo17

J and J marine- HWY 55 1 mile E of South Haven

South Haven Conoco- HWY 55

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MLee

The hardware store in Rockford sells bait. I think it is Ace hardware but I am not sure. It is just west of Sarah Lake on the south side of 55

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Grant

 Originally Posted By: K Dawg
Here you go. These are the ones I've got.

Buffalo-Buffalo express Tesoro hwy 25/hwy 55

Maple Lake-H&H sport shop-Hwy 55

Annandale-Little Jims-Hwy 55

Howard Lake-Joe's sport shop-Hwy 12

Cokato-Kirk's Travel plaza-Hwy 12

Monticello--Schumans-Broadway/Hwy 25

Waverly-Marks service -Hwy 12/co rd 8

French Lake-Lanttos store-co rd 37/co rd 3

St Michael-Hardware Hank

Clearwater lake-Bj's bait West side of the lake

Monticello- Schuman's Outdoor Sports- Hwy 25 and Broadway

I really like Little Jims and H+Hs in Maple lake.

K Dawg

FYI: just to add to the list the Hardware Hank's in Big Lake also has a selection of bait. I figure the more we prop up the retailer's bait business the more we encourage them to continue carrying the product- and bait retailers are far too rare these days it seems.

Grant

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