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"A Northern Minnesota Family Fishing Tradition Going Back Four Generations"

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Fishing Picture Powell's Four Generations
It's in their blood! Left - Great Grandfather Charles Springer with Grandfather Willie Powell in 1961. Center - A chip off the old block! Bill Powell, owner of Fred's Bait carries on the family tradition. Right- Generation Four, Chester Powell is Ready to follow in the family footsteps.

Fred's Live Bait and Tackle has been a tradition with anglers fishing the Deer River-Chippewa National Forest Area for 50 years. You're only minutes away from great fishing spots like Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, Cass Lake, Bowstring and literally 1000 more lakes in Itasca County. The bait is always fresh and we have the tackle you need to find and catch fish. Serving both Retail and Wholesale Bait customers in North Central Minnesota, Fred's Bait can handle all of your fishing supply needs.

February 2014 "As the Minnesota DNR continues to plague us with a never ending string of “red tape” a continual supply of more stringent, less reasonable restrictions, the future isn't looking all that bright.
Already weary from regulations that we belive were “strict enough” in the first place, some harvesters, now facing outright bans on minnow trapping, are throwing in the towell, calling it quits. Bans placed on trapping minnows that we've already proven can be trapped safely. It's not just us bait dealers who feel the ... >> Click here for the complete report.