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snowgoose

I have heard there is a shortage of Shiners this year. I am coming to Rapids Friday and will be fishing Winnie on Sat. Anybody know who will have bait in the area?

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FISHER ED

I talked with Don at Rapids Tackle yesterday and he had just received a supply of shiners on Tuesday. Should be stocked up pretty well for opener. Good luck fishing.

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snowgoose

Thanks Ed
That is where I usually buy bait.

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dnoz

I here that just about every year. I think it is a way to drive up the price.

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Esoxmn

If you cant find them there, check the river rat. They usually have them when everyone else is out. Good luck, trying to find a place to park at the landing that is.

[This message has been edited by esoxmn (edited 05-13-2004).]

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snowgoose

Thanks for the info. Can't wait to get out of work and get up there.
Snowgoose

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GRfisher

There is a new one also. Luckys Bait, on your way to winne. Between Rapids and Cohasset there on the right.

They should have them also

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willowcat

Anyone got a secret to keeping shiners alive? Mine always die the minnut they hit the water.

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weekendjunkie

willow, get yourself an old 32 qt cooler, drop your shiners in , keep your water cold and use one of those battery powered airators. Got a quart of shiners sat morning haven't had one roll up in my cooler yet as of tonite.

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Sumthnklever

Check out the new oxygenator unit from aquainnovations. Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops both have it.This will keep your shiners strong until you hit the lake. Way better than just an air bubbler. It works good in the livewell too.
Keep fishin' Sumthnklever

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Slugo

If they are dieing as soon as they hit the water there is too much of a temp. difference. you need to let them get acclimated to the water temp slowly.
Also look for old aquarium bubblers at garage sales.

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