You’ll have to bring your bait from home if you fish Marion Reservoir after Oct. 22.
That will be the day Canada Bait and Tackle closes after about 18 years in business. It’s about the only baitshop near the popular lake.Warren Kreutziger hopes to continue guiding fishermen at Marion Reservoir. He and his wife, Donna, will close their baitshop Oct. 22.“I want to retire and we’ve had it long enough,” said Warren Kreutziger, who owns the shop with his wife, Donna. “We had it for sale for a couple of years and nobody came up with any money. We’re just worn-out.”
The shop is a mile or so south of the lake’s dam where the tiny town of Canada once stood. As well as a variety of live baits the Kreutziger stocked a lot of lures that seemed to work especially well on Marion.
The shop’s inventory and furnishings will be sold at auction Nov. 5.
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The Kreutziger’s will continue to operate their storage unit business on the same property. He’ll also continue to do some guiding in the spring and summer.
“Mostly it’ll be catfish in the summer but I guide whatever, walleye in the spring or wipers,” Kreutziger said. “If something is biting I’ll guide (people). If it’s not any good I won’t take them out.”
For more information call 620-382-2931.