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Any one know of a bait shop around the Brainerd area that has shiners and is open by 5am-6am? I will be traveling from Breckenridge, MN to the West side of Mille Lacs early Saturday morning and hoping I can get shiners some place in the area.

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Poseidon

Sorry for not answering your question directly, but may I suggest taking the extra 10 minute and driving to a bait shop on Mille Lacs.. those guys need all the revenue they can get.  

 

+1 for Lundeen's Tackle Castle.  Last few times I was there, I got a dozen shiners and a scoop of fat heads.. the shiners ranged from huge to small with everything in between, and the fatheads were a variety of sizes too.  Oh.. and they didn't count me out 12 shiners.. we easily got 18+... very liberal 'dozen'.  I'll keep going back just because of that.

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busse3775

I am definitely open to going to a bait shop right on Mille Lacs too. I am not very familiar with the area so trying to figure out where all the bait shops are located and also ones that open up pretty early in the morning.

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BringAnExtension

I always stop at Lundeen's.  However, it is on the south side in Onamia. 

 

 

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smalliehunter

Malmo market.  Bait is guaranteed to catch fish or die trying!

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ozzie

Tutt's is on the NW corner of Mille Lacs...not sure when they open but give them a call and as for Brainerd area google it up and make some calls might be your best bet.

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Sculpin

Garrison Sports is another option, right on the highway, a block north from the Holiday, and a road to the mud.

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BassThumb.

The couple who own Lundeen's Tackle Castle are certainly not shy with the minnow scoop. That's where I go for my shiners and rainbows. 

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On 1/12/2017 at 11:55 AM, BringAnExtension said:

I always stop at Lundeen's.  However, it is on the south side in Onamia. 

 

 

+1

Northeast corner of Hwy 169 and 27.

 

Great people/service

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Neighbor_guy

My feelings are support those who support you. So, as a Darkhouse and tip-up guy, Garrison Sports and Lundeen's get my vote. 

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fishingstar

our (good) bait shop closed about 3 years ago. Yes there are others but it is not the same. He had all the new stuff and all the old stuff, he had very good bait, but most of all he was a good guy. don't under estimate the importance of a good bait shop.

When it comes down to it support your bait shops they are hard to replace. 

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fish_hunt_guy

What bait shop are u referring to fishingstar?

 

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fishingstar

I was not referring to a bait shop in the mille lacs area. Just bait shops in general 

 

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ZachD

Lundeens was out of shiners when I was there granted it was Sunday

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fish_hunt_guy

That seems to be the case alot at Lundeens unfortunately

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mjk

Lundeens is open on Mondays, correct?

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