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July 2017 – It’s July: Do as little or as much as you like

2017.06.30    No Comments

Summer is the only excuse you need to celebrate and July is prime time. So go for it! Pick your activity: biking, water skiing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here and the best is yet to come. Starting with a parade of Independence Day activities, July brings community […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 6.21.17

2017.06.21    No Comments

Well folks between the crappies, walleyes, northern pike and monster bass this last week in June has been fantastic. Large schools of Crappies can be found on the shallow Weed flats adjacent to their spawning  beds other schools of crappies can be found suspended over the deep water nearby as well.  a 1/16 ounce jig […]

June 2017 – Find some breathing space

2017.06.02    No Comments

Did you just spill your coffee on you laptop? Hear the kids say there’s nothing to do? Catch yourself eye-rolling at a staff meeting? If you’re having one of those days when the TV commercial comes to mind and you want to get away, it’s not too late to plan a stay in the Park […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 5.24.17

2017.05.24    No Comments

Heavy rains pounded the whole state –obviously.  This has brought higher water and in many cases current conditions in lakes that are part of river systems/flowages that get the fish going!  We have been keying on current areas where rivers/creeks enter the lake, leave the lake, or narrows between two larger parts of lakes that […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 5.18.17

2017.05.19    No Comments

With water temps around the state hovering around 60-65 it has been easy to find just about any panfish in the shallows spawning, getting ready to spawn or actually completed. No real secrets here folks, just practice selective harvest so there are fish to catch 5 years from now.  Walleyes can be found roaming the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 5.3.17

2017.05.03    No Comments

With the water temps plummeting with the cold snowy weather we have been having , the fish activity has slowed a little bit.  Basically the fish have been hanging a bit deeper (5-8 ft).  As the weather warms up –thanks to the nice upcoming weather—the fish activity will increase as well.  Look for the fish […]

May 2017 – Celebrate spring in the great outdoors

2017.05.01    No Comments

Spring has arrived in fits and starts – warm one day, snow the next – but she’s finally here. Our lakes glisten in the sun, the loons are calling and green washes fields and budding trees. Spring rituals like ditch clean up are well underway. Residents and resort owners are glad for nice weather to […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 4.26.17

2017.04.26    No Comments

Crappies and bluegills are in the process of setting up in the shallows to feed heavily before they spawn in a few weeks. They can be found right now suspended in the 10-20 ft range in the colder lakes, but if you can find water temps in the 50’s they will be in the 5-8 […]

The Ultimate List of Boredom-Defeating Activities for Kids in Park Rapids

2017.04.24    No Comments

When school lets out for spring break, summertime, or just the weekend, it is inevitable that kids will get bored. In the Park Rapids Lakes Area, there are tons of opportunities to have fun that don’t involve staring into a glowing handheld device. Here is a list of ideas to get the kids active and […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 4.18.17

2017.04.20    No Comments

With the waters warming up in some cases to the low 50 degree range—so is the fishing.  Look extremely close to shore—sometimes in 12-20” of water.  Gently cast a light float and small jig minnow combo past the fish (hopefully you found them by visibly scanning the shallows with polarized fishing glasses) and pull slowly […]

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