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mthunter

Need bait shop info please

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mthunter

We are coming up in 3 weeks for a house boat trip through voyagaire on crane lake and was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to buy bait in that general area. Also any fishing tips or locations would be greatly appreciated, we are all rookies to the area.

Thanks for any help.

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Dusty

mthunter,
There is a bait shop in Cook Mn on the east side of hwy 53 just past the 66 gas station. They will oxygen pack your minnows and leeches. There is also a bait shop in Orr Mn on the west side of hwy 53. I think they will oxygen pack your bait but I am not sure.
As far as fishing, head into Namakan lake look for deepwater structure around the islands or rock piles. Many of those rock piles are marked with white markers. Fish the deeper edges 20 to 35 ft using Jig minnow-leech or lindy spinner rigs with leeches or crawlers. The key is to fish areas that have deep water nearby. You'll need weights in the 3/4 to 1oz range. Good luck

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Marmot

There is a gas station/tackle shop very close to the Voyagaire houseboats. I cannot remember the name of the place, but I believe it was a red building. Maybe some others on this board can provide a name.

I believe they had a decent selection of tackle. The reason I say "I believe" is that we only purchased live bait there and did not look at their tackle. The live bait we purchased at this place served us fine for our houseboat adventure.

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mthunter

Thanks for the info guys its much appreciated, we cant wait to get up there and get the lines wet.

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