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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Q: Is Blue Ribbon a Bait & Tackle shop, or an online store?

A: Both! Our shop in Oakdale, Minnesota helps us serve propane, fresh bait, and every kind of fishing rod, reel, tackle you could need! 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 she was a part of!

Q: Why Blue Ribbon?

A: We know there are a lot of options out there to purchase your live bait, tackle, propane, online orders from, that being said, we're confident what differentiates us helps give you the best result. We take great pride in our team, a team dedicated to listening to you and putting you on the fish, in a friendly open environment many of our customers return for again and again. Being owned by a professional fishing guide allows us to have incredible manufacturer relationships bringing you the best custom lures, rods, and tackle. 

Q: What are your Shipping/Delivery Policies?

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