Bigreds baitshop update

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by bigredsbbq, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    As of now the Baitshop is a go
    I've been dealing with all the legal stuff all week trying to get everything worked out. today I go and sign my lease and pick up the keys I gotta lotta work ahead of me I'm kinda scared being this my first real business venture but then again I am so excited
    One things for sure if its all right with paul I will have a BOC window decal right on the door
    one Idea I've been kicking around is on my front window and sign I will put your catfish and crappie specialist I wanted to also try and cater to the bait fishermen I mean bass fishermen but around here theres a couple of big sports stores and walmart where bass fishermen can get about what ever they need but you can't get a no roll sinker or 8/0 circle hook anywhere so i will definetly be catering to us catfishermen I wanna talk w some of our sponsers on here and hopefully sell some of there products too I also hope to get my internet bait shop running too and become a sponser here myself
    wish me luck
    Trevor
     
  2. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Best of luck to you!! Hope it all works out good.
     

  3. BILLYP

    BILLYP New Member

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    I have been trying to get all the information to start one here in NC, if I may ask. How did you start the ball rolling? Are you on a body of water or not? there are so many questions that I can ask but i won't. So the best fo LUCK TO YOU, ihope it works out the way you want it to.
     
  4. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    Billy I'll pm ya sometime and we can talk about it some I'll help ya anyway i can your to far to be compatition
    April 1 is my planned grand opening where gonna have a baitshop party (NO JOKE)
    I'm located about 1 mile frome the lake on the main road that leads to the lake its lake springfield for anyone familar with central illinois and anyone wanna stop by early and help build counters and shelves and set up my bait tanks or just to say high stop on by call to make sure I'll be there my cell phone is 217-820-9674 the address is
    2193 Stevenson dr
    springfield Illinois
     
  5. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    good luck with the bait shop .
     
  6. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Good luck Trevor
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I hope it takes off for ya!
     
  8. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Trevor, I'd be more than happy to stop by, give ya hand, whatever...
    Looks like I'll be in Atlanta next week, but should be able to help ya anyway I can after that.. I'll buzz ya up :big_smile:
     
  9. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Best of luck with the new bait shop.
    Now I know you are going to also set it up to sell BBQ out of it also? Make it a 2 for one deal.
    Good luck, And may the bait always be fresh and alive and the customers in a steady pace.
    Pete
     
  10. troyedm

    troyedm New Member

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    if i were in your area the hooks and sinkers would get me in there. bass pro is not aware there are fish bigger than 3#. i like to buy my hooks and sinkers 20-50 at a time, not 4 or 6. i would consider buying on line from you if you can sell in these quantities. i can't remember what size hooks and weights are, so a true size picture would be good on line. good luck. it is scary, but once things start to roll you will be busy and never think of it again.
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Good luck Trevor, I'll come by for the BBQ for sure. lol
     
  12. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    Get yourself a good security camera so you can take a look in the evenings and see which customers are stealing from you.
     
  13. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    Best of luck my friend, get a bunch of BOC cards and pass them out with each sale.
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Trevor lots of luck on your new bait shop. Maybe I can make it up that way sometime. I'll keep your phone no. handy.:big_smile:
     
  15. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Hope you do well Brother:big_smile:
     
  16. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    GOOD LUCK ON YOU VENTURE,I HOPE THAT ITS A REALLY BIG SUCCESS!!!
     
  17. zoelife

    zoelife New Member

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    Hope it all works out as you would have it to be.

    Peace and PLenty,
    Kevin
     
  18. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Trevor,

    Good luck, sounds like you got a great spot picked out.

    We will get a decal to you.

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  19. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you mite want to check with net craft tackle co and get their catalog.you can buy hooks line and just about any thing you can think of from them.iget alot of my hooks and molds thru them.if you try and have trouble finding them they always have an add in field and stream mag.
     
  20. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Good luck bro....