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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Q: Is Blue Ribbon a bait and tackle shop, or an online store?

A: Both! Our shop in Oakdale, Minnesota also provides propane refills, fresh bait, and all kinds of fishing rods, reels, and tackle (including electronics, musky nets, tackle boxes, etc.) for all species of freshwater fish. allows us to bring our awesome selection of custom fishing tackle to consumers all across the USA & Canada.

Q: Is Blue Ribbon owned by some giant corporation?

A: No, Blue Ribbon is family owned & operated by fishing guide Josh Stevenson, and his wife Laura Stevenson. Josh began guiding for Blue Ribbon at age 14, and eventually purchased the business shortly after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He went on to meet his wife Laura while guiding for a corporate outing.

Q: Why Blue Ribbon?

A: We know there are a lot of options out there for purchasing your live bait and fishing tackle. We take great pride in our team...a team dedicated to listening to you and putting you on fish. We strive to create a friendly, open atmosphere, and believe our high level of customer service is what keeps our customers returning again and again. Being owned by a professional fishing guide also allows us to have incredible manufacturer relationships and bring you the best custom lures, rods, and tackle. 

Q: What are your Shipping/Delivery Policies?

A: Blue Ribbon Shipping & Delivery Policies are available here.