Spottail shiner shortage frustrates anglers, bait dealers
By Sam Cook
Forum News Service
DEER RIVER, Minn. — Standing in waders, hip-deep in a lake near Deer River, Bill Powell flipped two modest scoops of spottail shiner minnows into a holding tank on his boat Wednesday afternoon.
“Kind of pathetic,” said Powell, 50, who owns Fred’s Bait in Deer River.
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