Editor’s note: Answering The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Trace Steele, owner of Trace’s Tackle Plus LLC.
Q: How did you decide to open a tackle shop in Lexington?
A: I have always dreamed of having my own bait and tackle store. I chose Lexington because I wanted to be close to my daughter, Megan Henderson, her husband, Derick Henderson, and our new grandbaby, Memphis Mae Henderson.
My son-in-law’s uncle, Michael Henderson, owned the prospective property where I wanted to open my bait and tackle shop. I was blessed to be able to purchase the commercial lot from him and keep it in the family.
The address is 128 W. Broadway St., Lexington, OK 73051.
Q: Have you always been a fisherman?
A: I have always been an avid fisherman. I grew up fishing with my dad. In his retirement he owned a bait and tackle shop for 13 years. He passed away in December of 2020 from COVID.
I was able to retire early from my career and start my dream and follow my dad’s legacy.
Q: What type of fishing do most of your customers like?
A: Most of my customers are avid bass fishermen.
Q: Do you prefer lake or pond fishing?
A: I prefer pond fishing.
Q: Fishing is usually a hobby, but it’s your business. So what is your hobby?
A: My favorite hobbies include making garage sales and enjoying time with family on vacation or traveling.
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