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Mark Cook

ICE Series 15% discount - Contest, January 10th

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Mark Cook

The first ICE Series contest on Winnibigoshish is only a week away. Fred’s Bait of Deer River and Bluewater Bait & Sports of Bemidji have teamed up to offer all registered contest anglers a 15% discount on all bait and terminal tackle. So no matter which direction you travel from, you should be able to take advantage of this offer. I just talked to Bill Powell from Fred’s this morning and fishing has been hot on Winni the last two days. The perch were snapping in 20-25 feet of water. Plus many bonus walleyes were being caught at sundown. There should be lots of fish caught next week. Just mention that you are fishing the ICE Series contest on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to receive your discount.

Good Luck, Mark & Bill

Bluewater Bait & Sports
801 Washington Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-BAIT (2248)

Fred’ Live Bait and Tackle
Hwy 2 West
Deer River, MN 56636
218-246-8710


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Rick

More inforamtion on the Ice Series can be found at:

http://IceLeaders.com

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Rick

Don't forget to stop in at Fred's Bait in Deer River or Bluewater Bait in Bemidji.

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