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erickol

closet bait store by Medicine lake?

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erickol

its been a while, but I tried to find the bait store on hwy 55 this afternoon. no luck.

I have never fished medicine, but work brings me to that area friday. I am fishing the lake around 7:30am for a couple of hours, and then in the afternoon.

what's closest?

any tips for fishing medicine?

I'm just out for some C&R panfish action, I'm traveling light. just a couple rods, hand auger and flasher..... but I can't drive on the lake with my work vehicle, so I'll be on foot.

thanks

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EBass

Harty's Bait is right on Medicine Lake. It's on the East side of the lake. I hope he's still there.

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Jiggem Up

Harty's is still there. Take 169 North from Hwy 55. Exit on Plymouth avenue (your 1st exit). Go West under the freeway. Take an immediate right. You'll see the lake and a turn that'll go to a park. Take the left AFTER that one and it'll wind around to Harty's within a 1/4 mile. You can park there and access the lake too.

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chrismackmn

this made me laugh.....the closest bait shop is on he lake.

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erickol

Thanks guys, I found Hartly's this morning....... you weren't kidding by "on the lake". what a sweet place for a bait shop.

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deadeye

Joe is a good guy, I have been going there for ten years now and its always nice to stop in and say hi. Dont be afraid to throw a little money in the jar on the counter for keeping the landing open too...

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erickol

I will do that for sure. I felt like a bum coming in there for a measly spring bobber. I looked at a lake map and decided not to fish it today anyway, as I would be canned if I took my work vehicle out on the ice, and the locations I would normally start fishing on a new lake seemed just a bit too far to walk to with my limited time and the limited parking near the lake. It is a real nice looking lake though and I will for sure be fishing it when I can give it the time it deserves.

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honda4life

I heard he has really expensive bait tho? Just askin what I heard. ive never been in there but the landing is nice and plowed.

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pinkfloyd4ever

this made me laugh.....the closest bait shop is on he lake.

Yep, I thought this must be some sort of funny post. Never thought his prices were that out of line

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deadeye

Ya, he is a little higher than some, but not out of line. Especially when you consisder what it costs to drive to the other side of town to get bait and then drive right past him to get on the lake.

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mww24

Yeah I agree. His prices are not outrageous. Like deadeye said gas cost probably make it even. If you use his access, toss him a couple bucks to. He does a great job keeping it nice for us all winter long. First time I was out this year he went out and plowed me a spot to park after i bought bait. Great guy to deal with.

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