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I want to try a local pond out by my parents house. I have caught gills, crappie and plenty of bass and found out ice fishing is permitted. There arent any bait shops that I know of since ed shirley in countryside closed down. Walmart is close by but only sells crawlers. I will be in the countryside/hodgkins area. Any help?

There was also a comment in a fairly recent post about getting bait from petsmart...how about walmart fish tank? I find it rediculous but is it really a bad idea? I'm not crazy or desperate. Im sure power bait and other stuff will suffice.

thanks WCF
 

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what bait shop is over there? I know lee's but isnt that in elk grove? anything south west?

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i knew ed shirleys closed but didnt know it was bought out. fishtech, sorry, i must have missed that on a list of bait shops.
 

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Thanks guys. Ill either hit henrys or lees depending where I'm coming from. I'd like to put some minnows out but plastics are a start. Ill be on fox sunday so might just buy extra bait while I'm up there. Wrench, we have to get out again...you too larry
 

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Cant make it to the chain on Sunday I am heading to Geneva and will be driving my truck on the ice. I was planning on hitting Pistakee tomorrow afternoon to the evening bite. Fox can be an option too.
 
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