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Weekly Fishing Report – June 18, 2014

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store 6/18/14 Anglers of the Park Rapids area reported a high rate of catch in the past week; we are having a year with a very active bite. Recent fishing tournaments in the area have coincided with this by posting above average fish weighed at the […]

Weekly Fishing Report – June 4, 2014

The bright Park Rapids area sunshine has turned local anglers “lobster red” and the burn has been worth it. Water temperatures are rising by the day making for a progressively more active bite. The area league tournaments are underway and the results are positive. Connor Summers and Mike Johnson were able to capture first place […]

June 2014, It’s time to Catch a Memory

It’s daylight until after 9 o’clock in the evening and watching the sunset over the lakes and pines just might leave you breathless. As the summer solstice nears, there’s plenty of daylight to play at the beach, on the water or in the north woods. At Itasca State Park, you can walk across the headwaters […]

Weekly Fishing Report – May 23, 2014

The sun is shining and the fish are active on the Park Rapids area waters. While the birds are using fishing line as nesting material; our local anglers hope to use it to pull in a monster bass for this weekend’s opener. The ten day weather forecast is predicting most days to be in the […]

Weekly Fishing Report – May 16, 2014

The frost is still growing on the windshields of Park Rapids area vehicles in the early morning hours but the weatherman is predicting that summer will get a firmer grip in the coming ten day forecast. If the predictions become reality, our area water temperatures will finally warm up and so will the angling action. […]

The 2014 Park Rapids Area Fishing Opener

The 2014 Park Rapids Area Fishing Opener is upon us….at last! The buzz of the line winding station has been heard daily as the fishermen have been preparing for another heavy opener day walleye bite. We had one of the coldest winters on record and the surface water temps reflect that fact by remaining below […]

Weekly Fishing Report – April 2, 2014

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store As the temperatures are predicted to rise into the 50’s over the course of the next week, the bite will be progressively more active in the Park Rapids Area. The lakes will re-oxygenate as the sun melts the surrounding snow and ice. The panfish bite has […]

April 2014 – Chasing Spring

April 2014Chasing spring As a friend says, the first day of spring is not the same as the first spring-like day. We wait for the snow to leave, the lake ice to melt and the loons to return. Like gardeners deciding which seeds to start indoors and which ones to sew later, community groups gather […]

Weekly Fishing Report – March 21, 2014

Weekly Fishing Report  Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The Park Rapids Area Fishery has been putting smiles on the faces of local anglers as the bluegill, perch and crappie action is heating up. Don’t be afraid to start moving to shallower waters; as the lakes re-oxygenate, the crappie will move as shallow as 6 […]

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