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Sunset Glow Guide Service

They provide professional fishing guide services in Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Their values are exceptional customer service, top-notch fishing gear, hard work, continual learning, teaching,

2022 Manitou Children’s Fishing Contest

Manitou Days Children’s Fish Contest – 6.16.22-7.3.22- Join us for fishing fun on our beautiful area lakes during Manitou Days! Children ages 15 and under,

2022 Chisago Lakes Fishing Team

This is a High School Student Angler fishing team. They are open to all Chisago Lakes students going into 9th grade through 12th grade. They

Welcome to Frankie's Boats

#1 Ranger Dealer in the Midwest

Since 1968, our goal at Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine has been to develop relationships, where customers become our friends, through knowledge, honesty, and great customer service! We have 50+ years of knowledge in the fishing and marine industry. If you are in the market for a new or used boat, live bait, or marine accessories, come visit Frankie’s, where customers become friends!

Our History

On August 1st, Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine was founded by Frankie and Brad Dusenka. Starting with two minnow tanks in the corner of Chisago Hardware, Frankie and Brad trapped their own bait and sold to local anglers, which still is a standard event each year. Later a few aluminum boats were purchased to help the local anglers and now, Frankie’s is a top 5 Ranger Boat dealership, reaching number 1 a few times and named Ranger Boats dealer of the year in 2016. In 2015 Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine was inducted into the Freshwater Hall of Fame