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rayljr1
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08/11/2021 09:19AM  
We are entering East Bearskin on Tuesday of next week (8/17/21). We are staying in Grand Marais the night before. I have stayed there once a few years ago, and purchased leeches at Beaver House bait/tackle shop.

Can anyone confirm if they are selling leeches? Or if they are still in business (I cannot find a good phone number or website for them).

Any other places in the area that might sell leeches?

Thanks
 
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Mocha
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08/11/2021 09:41AM  
They are still on business and open. You can also try any of the gas stations in town. You can also try the Ugly Baby which is mid-gunflint trail a few miles beyond the turnoff for bearskin
 
cyclones30
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08/11/2021 09:43PM  
I'd call ahead for it being this late in the summer. In case you need to get them in Duluth or elsewhere instead of find out once you've driven past all those places there aren't any in GM. (not saying there aren't, but everyone runs out at some point)
 
Hammertime
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08/11/2021 10:34PM  
This year we got to the gunflint trail late (9:00 pm) for our bunkhouse stay after all of the bait shops were closed.

We called bait box in superior were able to reserve 4 pounds of leeches that we grabbed on the way up. Highly recommend giving them a call to see what their supply is looking like.
 
h20
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08/11/2021 11:17PM  
+1 on the Bait Box in Superior.
 
mike2019
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08/12/2021 08:19AM  
Give Ugly Baby a call 218-388-0303 - very close to Trail Center. I like supporting a local and he has always had leeches for me
 
08/14/2021 08:45AM  
Call Bucks Hardware in Grand Marais. I've bought there many times.
 
Hammertime
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08/14/2021 11:01PM  
Ugly baby was only willing to sell by the dozen, not by the pound when I called him. If you don’t need a lot I’m sure they would be a great option.

We needed 4 lbs so had to go elsewhere
 
riverat
 
08/15/2021 11:22AM  
Wow! 4 lbs. is a lot of leeches.
Must have been a big group of all fisherman.
 
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