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    • Jerry Mays, owner, 24 Hour Live Bait & Tackle
        

    UNDATED (KTHV) -- In tonight's Fishin' with Liz, something a little different. We're not taking you to a lake, instead we're taking you to an anglers outpost open 24/7.

    Jeff Mays owns two,  24 hour live bait and tackle vending machines.  You can get minnows, 4 different kinds of worms, fishing line, bobbers, sinkers, etc. 

    And if you don't have cash, that's not a problem.  The machines take plastic. Mays bought the machines after months of unemployment.  Business has been steady, but slow and he hopes it will catch on.

    He says, "It's a labor of love for me.  I just thought the idea was phenomenal. I fell in love with the idea. I think it's a nitch business that sportsmen can get their bait anytime they want."

    The machine is refrigerated and Mays can keep his minnows alive for about 7 days and worms up to 8 weeks.

    He has one at the Highway 65 Country Store in Damascus.  The other one is at the Heber Springs Fuel Depot.

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