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Are there any good bait shops on the west side of the lake? We are going to be coming up there the end of Jan, and it will be our first time. Just checking to see what bait shops you guys recommend.

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Mn Walleye 1976

Where are you coming from. If your coming up on 169 you may want to stop at Prince's bait just north of Milaca. I like there portions of minnows. There is also Lundeens by Onamia, and the gas station across from them has bait as well.

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Gonzo

I think Prince's is closed on Sundays - I like their scoops too, but doesn't help if they're not open

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Mn Walleye 1976

Your right they are closed on Sundays. Thanks for pointing that out, I forgot that.

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walleyehawk

I agree Princes has good bait. But they never seem to know what is happening on the lake. Lundeens seems to know what is happening on the lake.

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LardLaker

Your prolly right walleyehawk, but im sure Prince knows just about as much as Lundeens, and plus you ever check out the prices for fatheads on Princes compared to Lundeens or Meleens??? Its a joke to buy bait up by Onamia, when you can get alot more bait, and better quality for a cheaper price at Princes than up by the lake, its a tourist trap even Dairy Queen is high priced for their meals lol. Only bad thing about Princes is it shut down for sundays, oh well i know they get alot of business and keep getting their customers to go back including me.

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Rino

How early do they (Princes) open? And How do you get there? I'm heading up to the big pond in a week and will need bait. Also what are they (Walleyes, Pike, Perch) biting on.

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fishing 101

Thanks guys, We will be heading up from the south on 169. How long does it take to get their from St Cloud? We can make it to St Cloud in 2 1/2 hours, hoping we can make the trip in less than 4.

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bturck

From St Cloud to Princes Bait north of Milaca is about 25-30 minutes. From Princes to the lake is another 1/2 hour. I make it up the east side north of Isle in approx 1 hr and 10 minutes. good luck hang on. Bill

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