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Retailer Catches Fishing Customers With Bait Pools

Located in an area ripe with fishing opportunities, Three Sons Hardware in Big Lake, Minnesota, has captured a niche audience with its bait pools.

Customers who love fishing can visit the store and choose their live bait from basins in the store. The types of bait include crappies, fatheads and depending on the season, shiners, suckers and decoys.

Along with the bait pools, the store also sells other types of bait including nightcrawlers, angle worms, waxies, leeches and green worms, and has a wide selection of fishing supplies for all types of fishing, including ice fishing.

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About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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