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Casaloma

Research has shown that Atikoken is very low on Leeches. Does anyone know a Fort Francis bait shop I should contact regarding reserving / buying 2 Lbs. of leeches?

Thanks, CLoma

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Catfishunter

don't know the name of the store but i know leeches go for big money up there.

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fishermn

Try Witherspoon's One Stop, they should be able to help you out. Google the name and you should find the telephone number...

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wildernessbob2063

If your heading to Atikoken, Witherspoons is out of the way.

Rainy lake sports is the one in town as you hit the river and head to the causway bridge. Great bear is about 10 miles from town as you go east. Good luck!

Great Bear, The

Highway 11 East (between Fort Frances & Hwy 502)

Phone: (807) 274-2221

greatbear@jam21.net

Open Daily - 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Convenience Store . Wild Rice . Malkins Jam

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Souvenirs . Gift Shop . Cuban Cigars . Fireworks . Native Art

Rainy Lake Sports & Tackle

Highway 11 East

715 Colonization Road East

Phone: (807) 274-6429

rlsports@shaw.ca

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Open Daily 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Down Deep

If you are going to Atikoken go to Rainy Lake Baits on Hwy 11. They are located on the east side of town just after you go through town and make the right onto Hwy 11. They are directly adjacent to Raniy Lake. Leeches were selling for about $25 CA per pound in early July.

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Great Outdoors

I've talked to several resort owners in Canada, and they're not impressed by the size or hardiness of the Canadian leech. Also, the going price is reportedly $45 wholesale, $60 retail, so bring the deed for your home so you can mortgage it for the two pounds. For that price I'd recommend Gulp Crawlers or leeches, Power Bait leeches, or Slimers.

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Casaloma

Thank You! I have 2# sleeches reserved ( if they come in ) at Rainy Lake Sport..... Report forthcoming. ooo.gif

Think Crawlers are going to be available?

Any one have bait tricks for catching minnows in seins? Is this legal in the park, eh??

Plastics, here I come.

See youz fellers' in a week. Hope the Superior get together goes real well.

Later, -CLoma

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Northlander

Loma I think you can bring crawlers as long as they are in paper bedding unless something changes recently.

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Xplorer

Crawlers are alright in bedding, not dirt. And I believe that a nonresident is not allowed to trap bait in Ontario, but you can check the Ontario regs online for sure.

Good Luck!!

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wildernessbob2063

You are correct. A non resident is not allowed to trap bait in canada using a sein. I believe a non resident can use a trap but may only cath several doz. Not sure about in the park though. Plus, who want to lug a minnow trap around in a canoe.

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Northlander

I take a small folding minnow trap along on Canoe trips. Set it out over night and all the bait a guy needs. Minnows, crawfish and even some leeches at times. Some of the best BWCA $ I ever spent. It weighs less than a pound and folds up the size of a frisby.

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