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March, Tired of winter? Embrace it

2014.03.04    No Comments

Tired of winter? Embrace it Snowmobilers, cross country skiers and those who just enjoy the beautiful landscape are loving the snow Mother Nature delivered this winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of Minnesota, but avid anglers can still enjoy excellent pan fishing here. Subzero nights have kept the ice […]

Ice Fishing and Snowmobile Trail Reports – Feb. 27, 2014

2014.02.27    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has come to an end in this part of Minnesota. Don’t pack away your ice gear just yet; we have excellent pan fishing in the Park Rapids Area. Tie on a Northland™ Scud Bug™ and use your electronics to locate […]

Weekly Trail Report – February 18, 2014

2014.02.21    No Comments

Trail Report Courtesy of the Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Tuesday, February 18, 2014 The Park Rapids and Two Inlets area received 3 to 4 inches of new snowfall this week. The groomers report that the trails are grooming up nicely and are in excellent condition. The temperatures will be falling on Friday to the teens […]

Weekly Ice Fishing & Snowmobile Report – February 12, 2014

2014.02.12    No Comments

Weekly Ice Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Things are warming up and so is the fishing in the Park Rapids Area. Walleyes have been moving deeper and deeper and are being caught at depths up to 60 feet. This trend will continue until the sun has enough power to start eroding the […]

Weekly Ice Fishing & Snowmobile Report – February 5, 2014

2014.02.05    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store – February 4, 2013 The overnight temperatures still remain well below zero in the Park Rapids Area which makes for a cold morning commute out to the fish house, but the commute has been worth it. Those catching the largest quantity of walleye are fishing 22 […]

February 2014, Take heart – snow’s the word

2014.01.30    No Comments

What’s not to love about a bright February day when sunshine bounces off the snow so bright you can feel it and a breeze swirls snow silently in the pine boughs. The days are getting longer, the average temps are rising and hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails are groomed […]

Fishing and Trail Report – January 29, 2014

2014.01.29    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store on Tuesday, January 28 The Park Rapids Area fishery has been providing table fare in recent days for those willing to fight the cold temperatures. The walleye are moving slightly deeper with 21 to 24 feet of water being the key depths to set up shop. […]

Snowmobile Trail Report – January 23, 2014

2014.01.23    No Comments

Trail Report Submitted by Forest Riders Snowmobile Club The trail will be all groomed by Wednesday and are in great shape. There is a 7-9 inch base and we received another 6 inches on the 16th and we are expecting another 1-3 inches tonight. This is a good time to get out and see the […]

Fishing and Trail Report – January 14, 2013

2014.01.14    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The ice conditions are great on the Park Rapids area lakes. Most lakes have at least 16″ of good ice; cars and trucks are driving out on many of them. The biggest walleyes are being caught early morning from 6am to 8am in 16 to 22 […]

Fishing and Trail Report – January 7, 2014

2014.01.09    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report – 1.7.14 Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Most of the slush and water on top of the ice is now frozen. Fish Hook Lake has good ice, the west side of the lake has ice as thick as 18” while the east side in front of the Assembly Grounds has around […]


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