for everyone out there planning on going to Black hawk, dont stop at palans. Lets all work together to make them go under and let that baitshop go under new ownership. these people are arrogant, ignorant, and are very rude. they rob you of bait, the guy has something wrong with him. they claim there is a "No Cell Phone Policy" even though i have gone into the store and had the guy know i was there and continue talking to a friend on his phone when he has a waiting/paying customer depending on his business. the Blonde woman is very rude, and walks with her nose in the air. everything is over priced including bait, tackle, ammunition, tobacco, beverages etc. i would recommend going to Firm Worm in Arena, very generous and always happy to have a conversation and to make you feel welcome. there bait is alot cheaper as well as everything else. i would recommend for most people going to Blackhawk or Governor Dodge lakes and coming from arena, Barneveld, or near by locations of Arena to invest in an air bubbler for your minnow bucket to keep them alive and active over night and purchase bait from Firm Worm. you wont regret making the change. i live in Barneveld and i personally always go down to arena the night before a day fishing just to buy bait, yeah its more gas money, but much better quality and service.
[This post was last edited on 5/13/13 at 1:31 AM]