Bill Dugan's Bait Shop is a historic fixture in the quaint fishing town of Paradise Lake, Florida. Its shelves barely hold any merchandise and most of the shop's employees know more about soap operas and hangover remedies than they do fishing.
Bill, the owner, is something of a relic himself. He believes in the old school way of doing things: hard work and trusting your gut. This is especially true when it comes to fishing and business, but he's been floundering in both departments of late. The bait shop is $15,000 in the red and the man hasn't fished competitively in years.
The one thing he has reeled in is a loving family in his wife, Laura, and teenage son, Scott, but even this gets jeopardized when Bill chooses to hide his financial woes from them. Laura's father, Jack, doesn't help much, being a powerful business man who's always pushing Bill to give up the shop and come work for him.
Bill has two options: put Scott's college fund on black at a Vegas roulette table or enter The Pro Bass Masters tournament and win $50,000 to pay off his shop's mortgage.
ABOUT BILL ENGVALL
Bill Engvall co wrote and stars in "Baitshop" as Bill Dugan, the owner of a small town bait shop who enters himself in the Bass Masters Pros Competition to save his shop. Engvall stars in and executive produces the hit half hour sitcom for TBS entitled "The Bill Engvall Show". He also showcased his big screen talent in the feature film "Delta Farce". In addition to all of this he is host of one the highest rated show on CMT "Country Fried Home Videos".
In addition to acting, he is a multi platinum recording artist and was part of the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which spawned three hit movies, multi-platinum selling soundtracks and a television show. Bill has also written several books, including his autobiography "Bill Engvall –Just A Guy" from St. Martin's Press.