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Bait and switch takes on new meaning
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The debate is a familiar one for those who regularly fish the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Prior to recent rule changes, anglers had been able to seine bait fish such as minnows or willow cats from the waterway and use them for bait. According to Wes Domine of Fountain City, in Buffalo County, it's a grand old tradition among "river rats" along the Mississippi to catch their own bait, thus saving money and taking advantage of the resources available to them.