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By Erin Schwager

Grove Lake Bait Shop offers more than bait and tackle


Erin Schwager | SAM

Tackle and more • Grove Lake Bait Shop, operated by Randy and Mary Erb, offers traditional bait and tackle, refreshments and apparel. They also offer camping spots and a cabin.

The Grove Lake Bait Shop has been in business near Grove Lake for many years.

According to the "Royal Centenniel," Arthur and Agnes Erb had several people stop for worms on their way to Grove Lake. After this reoccurrence, the couple decided to dig worms out of their garden and build a bait shop on their farm in October 1968. They had other items to sell besides live and artificial bait. Refreshments, ice, food items, and fishing licenses were also offered.

In 1980, the couple moved to Orchard, Randy and Renee Erb kept the shop open during the summer. Randy married Mary (McCarty) Erb in Septem...

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