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Drew and Jayce Schroeder had a good day catching plenty of fish recently in the Park Rapids area. Their prime presentation was minnows, redtails to be precise, offered on a Northland Roach Rig to catch walleye, bass and northern pike.

Live bait is a give and take proposition

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Minnows. The prolific, natural bait presentation for late summer into fall is a great choice right now. Yet don't expect bait shops to have the preferred presentation every day.


Here's what you need to know; bait and tackle retailers have a tough time with minnows. They pay almost as much for a dozen of the tiny fish as you do. Most bait shops don't make a dime selling the frisky forage.

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