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Fishin4fun_MN

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I am going to be in the Ortonville/ Big Stone area from the 21st thru the 23rd. I was wondering about a sporting goods store or a good bait shop to get some tackle. I will be traveling through the Marshall area on my way up there as I live in Worthington. Going to Milbank isn't out of the question either. Will be fishing the La Qui Parle Dam, Big Stone, Travers, Artichoke, and various points on the Minnesota so any info on whats bighting and what baits are working would be good too.

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I'd have to say the Runnings store probably has the best selection in Marshall. They also sell bait. They're located in the same area as Walmart, Menards, KFC etc., where Hiway 23 and 59 south intersect. You can't miss all the traffic as you're coming into town from Worthington. Turn in where you see the KFC/A&W and keep going straight and you'll see Runnings to your left.

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pulsar_nx

LQP dam has a bait shop right there, Appleton Casey's gas station has bait also and Ortonville has at least two bait shops one next to subway and another down the road several blocks in a lumber yard. Runnings will have the best selection of tackle though.

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Fishin4fun_MN

I know of atleast one in Ortonville. I have a Runnings here, maybe Marshalls selection will be better, lol. Been to the one at the La Qui Parle dam, not much there but enough to get by.

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123fish

What about Borch's Sporting Goods in Marshall?

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Fishin4fun_MN

I thought about that. Do they sell fishing gear? Last time I was in there (I was like 10) all I remember seeing was baseball and football gear. Where in Marshall are they? I can stop on my way through.

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You have a few good options on your way.

The Runnings Store in Marshall has a great sporting goods section. Easily the largest fishing supply option in the area and they are continuing to expand. They also carry bait. IMO this should be a definite stop.

Borches in Marshall, they will cover all the basics, have decent selection of rods, reels, etc. and carry bait. Bait is generally fresh and pretty good.

There was a long time sporting goods store in Montevideo called DJ's that in recent years was taken over by Runnings, this is an excellent place to stop and they may have some fishing reports as well.

Mytlings by the Dam on Lac Qui Parle is a good place for bait. Generally have a good selection, I believe they wholesale to many local bait dealers. They also have some tackle and at times have a good fishing report.

There is a gas station in Appleton with some bait and tackle, don't recall the name but selection has slimmed down some in recent years.

Bud's Bait on the south end of Big Stone in Ortonville is another good stop. I have not been in there for a couple of years but they used to have lots of bait, good selection of tackle and pretty good fishing information. Changed ownership recently but I am still hearing good things.

Hope this helps, good luck!

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Fishin4fun_MN

That is where I would normally go when in the area. Looking to pick up some shakey heads and some ewg worm hooks. Wally World has a few but wanting more of a selection. My local Runnings has a small selection but mostly just the basics along with live bait. I will stop at the Marshall Runnings and probably Borches. I know that I will be at Buds in Ortonville and maybe find a few other spots.

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You have a few good options on your way.

The Runnings Store in Marshall has a great sporting goods section. Easily the largest fishing supply option in the area and they are continuing to expand. They also carry bait. IMO this should be a definite stop.

Borches in Marshall, they will cover all the basics, have decent selection of rods, reels, etc. and carry bait. Bait is generally fresh and pretty good.

There was a long time sporting goods store in Montevideo called DJ's that in recent years was taken over by Runnings, this is an excellent place to stop and they may have some fishing reports as well.

Mytlings by the Dam on Lac Qui Parle is a good place for bait. Generally have a good selection, I believe they wholesale to many local bait dealers. They also have some tackle and at times have a good fishing report.

There is a gas station in Appleton with some bait and tackle, don't recall the name but selection has slimmed down some in recent years.

Bud's Bait on the south end of Big Stone in Ortonville is another good stop. I have not been in there for a couple of years but they used to have lots of bait, good selection of tackle and pretty good fishing information. Changed ownership recently but I am still hearing good things.

Hope this helps, good luck!

Thanks. We try. Always have fishing reports. They are even true. I won't blow smoke just to sell some bait.

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Moses2531

DJ's got bought out huh? Same guys work there?

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koonie

Yes. Runnings bought us out and move us in. I'm the last one left from the old DJs.

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