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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 2.16.17

2017.02.16    No Comments

The last week or so the pike fishing has been quite good.  We iced numerous fish in the 28-30 inch range using tip ups and large golden shiners on a chartreuse hook suspended 2 ft. off the bottom  on weedy flat areas in the 8-12 ft range.   Although the weather is going to be […]

Minnesota Guide Fishing Service’s Report – 2.8.17

2017.02.10    No Comments

Fishing throughout the Park Rapids area has been consistent.  Pike remain active in the 15-25 ft depths.  The larger pike are chasing crappies and can be found near schools of suspended crappies.  Suspend a decoy sized sucker minnow on a quick strike rig to up your odds of landing a trophy.  Walleyes remain active during […]

February 2017 – It’s prime time for winter fun

2017.02.02    No Comments

With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events on February’s calendar, plan a winter getaway. A fresh layer of snow frosted our beautiful north woods this week. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will take you places you might never find in the summer time – and there are no mosquitoes. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report 2.1.17

2017.02.01    No Comments

Crappie action remains strong throughout the Park Rapids area.  We are finding them in the deep holes now 45-60 ft suspended anywhere from 20-30 ft down.  Keep a close eye on your electronics to quickly learn the best presentation depth.  Glow jigs tipped with a crappie minnow or a wax worm has been working the […]

Why Planning Your Summer Vacation Now is a Great Idea

2017.01.30    No Comments

It’s cold outside right now. The trees are bare, the roads are icy, and there’s not much you can do outside unless you bundle up in plenty of layers. It’s the exact time of year when many people catch the travel bug. So why not get a head start on your family’s summer vacation? Actually, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.25.17

2017.01.25    No Comments

Some really good night bite fishing has been happening recently throughout the area. This of course makes fishing in a sleeper fish house even more fun as you can catch walleyes or Crappies’ throughout the midnight hours. We have been catching fish in the deep holes of most area lakes typically the fish are suspended […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.18.17

2017.01.18    No Comments

Fishing has been steady with the crappies moving in to the deeper holes in most area lakes.  Look for suspended fish anywhere from 20-30 feet down over 35-45 of bottom depth.  Using 2 lines, have a crappie minnow on a glow jig and your second line rigged with  a small jig tipped with a wax […]

January 2017 – Don’t hibernate; recreate

2017.01.06    No Comments

As a new year begins, we’re experiencing a “real” winter. Cold, yes, but that makes ice thicken and we have a good eight inches of snow with more on the way. Some ice houses are out, but caution is still in order. It’s always good to check with bait shop owners or neighbors to find […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.4.16

2017.01.05    No Comments

Ice fishing in the Park Rapids area is good.  Ice conditions are good for ATV or snowmobile travel.  Small vehicle travel will begin in about a week.  There is currently 9-11 inches of ice on area lakes.  Pan fish and pike can be found around the shallow green weed beds.  Small ice flies tipped with […]

Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt in Park Rapids

2016.12.02    No Comments

Beginning on Black Friday (November 25) and continuing through Friday, December 16, the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt. Participating businesses will hide a Stan the Shop Small Snowman cutout and it’s your job to find him. Here’s how it works: […]

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