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Weekly Ice Fishing & Snowmobile Report – February 12, 2014


Weekly Ice Fishing Report
Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store
Things are warming up and so is the fishing in the Park Rapids Area. Walleyes have been moving deeper and deeper and are being caught at depths up to 60 feet. This trend will continue until the sun has enough power to start eroding the snow cover. VMC™ Tackle’s “Rattle Spoon” has been catching the eater size ‘eyes; while a plain hook, sinker and rainbow minnow is catching everything 5 pounds plus. The rock laden bars on the west side of Potato Lake, the edge of the Northeast flats on Upper Bottle Lake and the point on the North side of Blue Lake are all good spots to chase trophy walleyes. If you are looking to catch a meal of bluegills, tie on a Skandia™ tungsten jig tipped with a wax worm and head for the edge of the pencil reeds. You will have the most success where the pencil reeds grow up to 7 feet deep. Try the East side of Upper Bottle Lake, the far West end of Potato Lake or the Northwest corner of Pickerel Lake. Stop by the store for more detailed and lake specific fishing reports. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon!

Photo courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store – Smokey Hills Outdoor Store employee 
Mark Harmon showcasing his 17″ Tulibee caught on Fish Hook Lake on Feb. 8th.


Weekly Snowmobile Report

Submitted by Forest Riders Snowmobile Club
The groomers are out this week and the trails are in great condition.
Itasca Park was groomed on Monday and the trail from Two Inlets to Park Rapids is being groomed today. The weather report looks very favorable for the upcoming weekend so if you get a chance, get out and enjoy the trails!


Photo courtesy of Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – Four year old Lydia Retz just may be the
youngest snowmobile riding enthusiast. “She loves to ride!” says her Grandmother, Lou Eischens.


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