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#1 allen sklar

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Posted April 08 2011 - 1:24 PM

......spoke to Shannon today. She will no longer be the "owner operator" of Buck's Place. The future of the store is somewhat uncertain at this time, don't plan on getting your bait there currently. What inventory that remains will be available this weekend at a substantial discount. Wishing Shannon the best of luck in the future, she indicated she may be involved (as an employee) in the business if it re-opens. She does have some "fishbites" left and some odds and ends. Cash would be good as I don't think there is any power in the building presently.



#2 Hammer

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Posted April 08 2011 - 6:07 PM

Some rich,photog,bicycle type better take over one of these places or we're all going to be baitless.Of course,I retire in Sept,maybe I'll just drive the beach in a baitmobile sellin to supplement my pension..


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#3 DAndrews

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Posted April 08 2011 - 6:08 PM

Damn...Bucks has been synonymous with Assateague. I hope someone will invest in it.



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Posted April 08 2011 - 6:09 PM

Good suggestion Hammer...as I said before...if push comes to shove I'm in Cambridge everyday and should be able to get bunker from Kools.



#5 Phil Allen

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Posted April 08 2011 - 6:27 PM

Some rich,photog,bicycle type better take over one of these places or we're all going to be baitless.Of course,I retire in Sept,maybe I'll just drive the beach in a baitmobile sellin to supplement my pension..


Or that someone could just turn the bike shop into a bait shop. I'd even be willing to man the couter for 60k a year or so to free up said rich, photog, former bike shop owner so he could get in all the photo takin, fish catchin time he needs.


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#6 vaearl

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Posted April 09 2011 - 8:49 AM

playin the lotto..60 k a year done ?need a house to ..done ..no drinking beer on duty done ...me smilein at ya as i go fishing ..priceless



#7 Bill Klein

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Posted April 09 2011 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the update Allen. Really sorry to hear this one, and all the best to Shannon in the future.


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Posted April 09 2011 - 12:49 PM

Road to the island will no longer be the same if Bucks is gone...


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Posted April 09 2011 - 2:05 PM

Sorry to hear it, bad economy really taking a toll on a lot of folks.

Hope somebody can step in and make a go of it. I usually gas up at this place. I can remember when it wasn't Bucks place - if I'm not mistaken this location was Trader Lees in the early 1970's before they moved to the other end of 611 in West OC.

I would use Bucks Place before the other couple of joints that are/were even closer to the island.



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Posted April 09 2011 - 3:30 PM

I was at Bucks today and Shannon talked like Bucks will be open for business in 2 or 3 weeks. She said they were selling off current inventory before they purchase more. Some pretty good deals...everything was 50% off and fishbites were $2 a bag.



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Posted April 09 2011 - 4:11 PM

Mac said there was a right good crowd waiting for Shannon to get there this morning......hope everyone got some goodies. The fishbites at 2 bucks was a real good deal......Shannon has been my friend for many years, I wish her and her family the best of luck......and I hope BUCKS opens back up soon.



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Posted April 13 2011 - 11:05 AM

Sorry to hear that....First Harbor Tackle now Bucks? It won't be the same is right.....I was sad too when Lynn sold Delmarva a few years back now....

I guess it's hard to make a living doing this even in good times, let alone bad.
All that will be left is Walmart.....or worse Dicks......where are we heading?



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Posted April 14 2011 - 9:19 AM

That's a shame. I used to stop there all the time. Wonder how much the place is selling for? Might give me and excuse to get out of the DC area.



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Posted April 14 2011 - 1:42 PM

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All that will be left is Walmart.....or worse Dicks......where are we heading?



Unless I'm mistaken John Henry's is still open on Rt.611:



John Henry's Bait & Tackle

(410) 213-9378

12507 Sunset Ave, #15, Ocean City, MD 21842



#15 allen sklar

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Posted April 15 2011 - 5:46 AM

Shanan will be there Sat from 11 to 3 everything is 50% off.......fishbites and sinkers are a real good deal (have you priced lead lately).....