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John "The Bait man" Store, owner of Quality Bait & Tackle in Detroit Lakes, holds a handful of leeches at the bait store Tuesday afternoon.

Getting ready for the opener

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Fishing season for walleye, northerns and sauger starts at midnight on Friday, and John Store, owner of Quality Bait in Detroit Lakes, is going to be open for business.


All night long.

It will be his ninth year of staying open all night on the fishing opener.

On Wednesday, he was stocking up for the big weekend, filling his four big tanks in the back room with minnows, including 4,500 spottail shiners, which he expects to be the big seller for opening weekend.

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