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Business as usual for bait shop owners as world champs come to town

1:25 AM, Feb. 11, 2013
Owner Gary Schmidt straightens fishing accessories Tuesday afternoon at Mosinee Bait & Taxidermy.
Owner Gary Schmidt straightens fishing accessories Tuesday afternoon at Mosinee Bait & Taxidermy.
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Mom-and-pop bait shop owners don't expect to see much business from the dozens of anglers who will be in the Wausau area for this week's 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship.

Anglers from 11 countries will participate in the competition, which is billed as the Olympics of ice fishing.

Event organizers said that anglers at previous world championship competitions spent hundreds of dollars on fishing supplies and gear. That might be true, but the owners of small businesses such as Morrill's Bait Shop and Mosinee Bait & Taxidermy do not plan on seeing much action from the worldly anglers leading ...

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