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I got the double bummer in a week, first 169 Sports closes it's doors in Belle Plaine, so yesterday I went down to Monty to get bait only to find out that Larry and Alice have closed the doors as of last Wednesday. Ended up going to Shieldsville to get bait. I do fish the Southern lakes every now and again and this only makes it tougher to find good bait. The business is tough and I will miss Larry and company.

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WOW... I used to go there for bait lots of times! Was the closest place there was to Hooterville to get bait when the guy in town was not open. Are they closed for good or what? Seemed like there was always some business there. Where do you go in Shieldsville? Have a good one and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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Valv

In Shieldsville there is the gas station (Lakeside One Stop) that has a very good selection of bait.

In Lonsdale there is also a bait shop

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In Lonsdale there is also a bait shop


Yeah, I hang out and BS with Kyle a lot at the Lonsdale bait shop, but some days at the time I want to go fishing he is not there so I used to run to Novotny's on those days. Do they have a good selection of minnows at the gas station? Thanks and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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They have Shiners, crappies, fatheads, and suckers.

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Yes, I too went to get some minnows yesterday and found that they've closed up. Quite a shame, because they were a good source of bait, equipment, licenses, gas and good tips on where the fish were biting and close to home. I'm going to miss them. I know the place was for sale.

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