I miss baitstores

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by kyhunter99, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    I been in there a few times years ago. Definitely has a distinct smell lol. Bought a reel of some kind in there... so long ago I can't remember what it was lol. Best I remember there wasn't an inch of shelves that didn't have stuff stacked up.
     
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  2. reivertom

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    Dad showed me how to use one of those multi-tined coal forks to throw the leaf/mud litter onto the bank. Scoop it up and turn it upside down. You'd better be ready to start grabbing when it lands!
     
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  3. reivertom

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    Dad always used a fly rod with a long 6# leader. He would thread on a natural cork bobber, and a small split shot with a number 6 thin shanked Mustad hook. We'd hook them by the tail and toss it underhanded quietly around cover. The funny thing is the bass would grab them and slowly swim away with the bobber just under the surface. You had to judge when to set the hook.
     
  4. riverboss

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    I believe the on in Walton my is still open, the old guy was always fun to talk with and had lots of old lures.
     
  5. ojibwa62

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    Cane pole in Richmond ..
     
  6. KYBOY

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    We use to buy wholesale from a big bait shop in Winchester every week. What’s the name?
     
  7. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Well not bad if you can sell your bait before it dies or gets bad. Minners are the worst. The loss rate is very high with minners. You have to have a really good holding tank to keep them alive any time at all
     
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  8. Ataulbe1

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    Winchester Bait & Tackle is the one I was referring to. There used to be another place called Jim's Tackle Shack that closed down several years ago.
     
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  9. KYBOY

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    Yea that’s the one. We use to make weekly trips to buy bait from them for our shop. They wholesaled
     
  10. Duster

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    Jenkins over at Rochester on Green River shut down this year after what had to be 70 years of operation. They were a wholesale bait company that supplyed all the small bait shops in this area. One of the members here is distant kin and told me none of the kids wanted to keep it running. I remember buying minnows there when I was 6 or 7 years old when going fishing with my dad.
     
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  11. bearleft

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    I grew up bagging ice and selling minnows at Evergreen liquors in Middletown.
    I'll never forget the smell of stale beer, wet cardboard and minnows!!
     
  12. Genesis 27:3

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    Grew up fishing creeks in Tennessee.I would spend as much time catching crawdads and spring lizards as fishing sometimes.but man you can tare small mouth bass up with either one all the time!!!
     
  13. Iceman35

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    He's still there. I was just there last week. Family helps him run it now a lot of the time. I
     
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  14. xbokilla

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    68AFE209-8B4C-4914-A0F2-57B43C34A539.jpeg Here’s one I remember from Naples when we used to vacay there. I couldn’t find my pic so googled it. Not to be outdone by High Class Hookers charters in Venice, whom I’ve fished with the last 4 summers. LOL!
     
  15. OLE RASPY

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    Remember my dad buying sorghum molasses there to when I was a kid. It was good. It came in can that looked like a paint can.
     

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