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Park Rapids Area Fishing & Ice Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store – 1/8/2015

2015.01.09    No Comments

The New Year has arrived and the ice is getting safer by the minute. Fish Hook Lake now has up to 21” of good, clear ice. Long Lake east has up to 24” of ice although the access at the north end has an ice heave making it impassable for vehicle travel, the access at […]

2014.12.29    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing & Ice Report Submitted by Smokey  Outdoor Store – 12/27/14 Ice conditions are improving by the minute on the Park Rapids area lakes. The ten day forecast predicts below zero overnight temperatures which will add thickness to the ice and make the fish more active. The majority of Fish Hook Lake […]

2014.12.19    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing & Ice Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, 12/18/14 The Northwest winds have finally sent the fog migrating south with the birds; as temperatures are now on par with a regular mid-December Minnesota winter. We are back on track and making ice by the minute. The “hard water” conditions were […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing & Ice Report – December 9, 2014

2014.12.09    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing & Ice Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, 12/09/14 Winter is in full swing on the Park Rapids area lakes. Most lakes have 12 or more inches of good, solid ice. Cars and light trucks have been driving on the “hard water” in front of the Fish Hook Lake public access […]

December 2014, Wrap up your plans for a stay up north

2014.12.01    No Comments

The holiday season is upon us with all the extra things on our to do lists. We hope your plans include a trip to visit us. A weekend or a week here to embrace the joys of the season, experience nature and take life at a different pace may be the best gift to you […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report – November 25, 2014

2014.11.26    No Comments

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing & Ice Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store – 11/25/2014 January-like temperatures have already provided up to 9 inches of ice on some of our area’s shallow lakes. Walleye fishing has been stellar for those willing to brave the trek out onto the “new ice”. Fish Hook Lake, Boulder Lake, […]

November 2014 – Traditions take center stage

2014.10.30    No Comments

It’s the season in between the most beautiful fall in recent memory and the time when snow will transform the landscape into a winter wonderland. The days just ahead are filled with preparations for the firearms deer hunting opener. Hunters site in their rifles, air their blaze orange gear and check out the weather forecast. […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report – October 29, 2014

2014.10.30    No Comments

Submitted by: Smokey Hills Outdoor StoreSnow has recently filled the sky in the Park Rapids area and the decline of the overnight temperatures have forced the area lakes to follow suit. As the water continues to cool, the fish take notice and are active throughout the day. A heavy, white jig paired with a rainbow […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report – October 17, 2014

2014.10.17    No Comments

Submitted by the Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Park Rapids is home to excellent fall fishing and now is the time to be on the water. As many sportsmen are busy hunting or building deer stands; the lakes are clear of traffic and you will often have the whole lake to yourself. The water temps are […]

October 2014 – Fall into a fine time of year

2014.10.03    No Comments

After a glorious warm weekend for the Headwaters 100 Bike Ride and Art Leap, fall’s cooler temps moved in bringing thoughts of bonfires, fireplaces and hot apple cider. Some hunters have already headed to the woods and water, paddlers relish one more morning cruise around the lake and anglers take to the water catching fish […]


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