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littlerobbie

Live Bait???

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We have 12 guys coming up to Rainy Lake on June 9th- 16th.

I would like to be well stocked with live bait.

Any suggestions on types and quantity would be appreciated.

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Hi LittleRobbie,

The ONE STOP SHOP will set you up with bait. It is located on Hwy 11 as your heading out to the lake. If Bill is there he can give you some tips also. I would suggest a mixture of fatheads/rainbows. Leeches will be going soon although my groups have been having tremendous success with minnows. There are 2 bites going right now for eyes. There is a shallow bite in around 5 feet of water, and a deep bite in about 32 feet of water. Some guys are really knocking them, and some guys are just wetting a line. Pretty typical! Lindy Rigs, Fireball jigs, Simple split shot rigs, Husky jerks, spinner rigs... Good choices! Stop in and say hi to Fishmeister at Hardees who is a wealth of information also while your enjoying arguably the best burgers in the Northland! Good Fishing Guys! The big fish are really turning on in case you weren't already excited enough. I brought out a group from Kansas City 2days ago that had never fished eyes before, and landed 45 fish between 9-4p.m. and thats with a shorelunch mixed in! Get up here the bites on!

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Yeah what he said... grin.gif

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Bill, I have stopped at your store on a few occasions and i must say that i have been greated by your staff everytime i have come into the door. I give your staff a 5 rating on service (even if they didnt know where people are catching eyes right now the friendly faces and a few suggestions have helped me catch a few walleyes! thanks to bill and your staff. I look forward to meeting you sometime when i stop at the store again. Those who are coming up, leeches and shiners are working great with fatheads/chubs catching eyes as well

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Thanks for the help guys. We will definitely stop at the One-Stop to buy our bait. Will Bill be there at 9:00am on Saturday June 9th?

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JustLovetoFish,

Thanks for the complement. We strive to do the best we can at the shop here. It was great meeting you today! I take it you have and internet connection while you are up here? I will be at the shop tomorrow night as well as saturday and sunday mornings. Let me know how you're doing. I'd like to get out this weekend, but I have too many graduation parties to attend this weekend. mad.gif I just heard of decent bite on the east end of dryweed. Try small shiner or leeches.

Littlerob,

Unfortunately I will not be around, that is my weekend off. You can catch me friday the 8th 6:00am-2:00pm... otherwise I will not be in until the 13th. The staff has my cell number...Ask for it on Saturday and give me a call if you would like.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!!

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