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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.18.18

Cold temps are bringing the big fish shallow—especially the pike and muskies. Troll sucker decoys rigged on a quick strike rig just off the break line about 7-10 down and hang on. Look for walleyes all over the board—weed lines, deep main lake holes (40-70ft) they will be on the bottom in either way.  Slowly […]

Minnesota Deer Facts

Deer  facts, straight from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Deer: The animal Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., and males weigh about 170 lbs. The biggest white-tailed deer recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. A whitetail’s home range is about 1 square mile. Deer hunting There are nearly 500,000 firearms deer […]

Park Rapids Welcomes the Return of Shoptoberfest

Fall has returned to Minnesota. Leaves are changing colors, the air is getting chilly (perhaps more quickly than some of us would like) and pumpkin spice reigns supreme. Another thing that returns this October is Shoptoberfest!   Shoptoberfest is a special event that takes place throughout the month of October. Each participating store in Downtown […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.4.18

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves. However, the fall fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to finish their turn over process. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

100 Years of Summer Contest Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of our 100 Years of Summer photo contests.  We had many beautiful pictures submitted in both categories.  Steve Heriot of Heriot Creative Studio was generous enough to judge the Fun in the Sun Contest for us. Press play to see the winners!    

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.26.18

Fall is here and the fishing is a changin’ for the best. Crappies are starting to gather on deep muddy basins in large schools. They are being found in 20-30 ft of water. Use an 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a fathead minnow to land these brutes. Walleyes are being caught of steep breaks with […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.19.18

Smallmouth Bass are schooling heavy and are on the feed bag anywhere from 6 ft of water down to 20 ft. The warm weather is keeping many of the fish shallower then normal. Standard crawfish baits like a jig/craw combo or a live bait rig with a small sucker minnow will catch fish worked along […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.12.18

Fall fishing is approaching fast. But for now, the action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for Walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 foot range chasing schools of bait fish. Vertical baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom.  Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

DNR News – Get out and hunt Minnesota’s most popular game bird – ruffed grouse

By Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator It’s September, the leaves are turning and there is a chill in the morning air and if you’re looking for a good excuse to get outdoors and out of town here is a perfect one: grouse hunting. Never tried it? Not sure how to go about it? Well […]

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