Fishing is a great way to get outside and become one with nature! For the most part, it's a fairly inexpensive hobby. But if you want to catch some pretty awesome fish, like this super rare Big Mouth Buffalo, you have to have some pretty awesome bait.

So what are the 5 best fish shops in Minnesota? Let's find out together.

Step Outside says Full stringer Bait & Tackle in Longville is the most popular shop amongst the angler community. This family-owned shop has everything you need to find success fishing Leech Lake. The family also has enough knowledge to spread around to make everyone that comes through their doors find success.

Vados Bait Express lost to Ful Stringer Bait & Tackle by a slim margin. This shop is located in Spring Lake Park Minnesota, near the Twin Cities. Why does the shop have such strong following? It' been around for about 60 years. The article continues to say that they have modernized quite a bit and anglers can now order bait online. This is a very convenient tool to have!

The magical number three... who might that be? How about Babes Bait & Tackle in Ely, Minnesota? Close to three big lakes (Shagawa, Snowbank, and Burntside), the store sees a lot of traffic. If you are looking to catch smallmouth bass or Walleye, this is the place to go. They have special bait for these two species of fish.

If you are ever in Plymouth, Minnesota and plan to go fishing, you should stop by Big B's Bait and Tackle. Step Outside had them rated as the fourth-best shop to stop by because a professional angler owns it. If you are looking to get advice from the pros, well they have that along with the best bait to catch a big one. Walleye is their specialty, but they have everything you need to fish like the pros... or is it angle like the pros? I'm not sure. Maybe I should learn more about fishing.

I don't want to say last, because there aren't just five bait shops in Minnesota. Let's try rounding out fifth... that's better! Beaver House Grand in Marais, Minnesota is a sight to see. No, really! They have a fiberglass walleye on the side of the building. Apparently, you can't miss it. The article says that the staff has a lot of local knowledge and is ready to share. They are near Lake Superior, with everything you'll need to have a successful fishing trip.

Hopefully, you'll be able to enjoy some great fishing this summer, while checking out some of these great shops along the way.

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