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August 2016 – However you define “cool,” you’ll find it here

2016.08.01    No Comments

August 2016 – However you define “cool,” you’ll find it here Only a couple of generations ago visitors headed to lake country to escape the summer heat, cool off on a boat ride or on a swim and maybe go fishing. A lot has changed but this is still a “cool” place to stay. Instead […]

Smokey Hills Fishing Report – 7/31-8/6/2016

2016.08.01    No Comments

Park Rapids Fishing Report 7/31/16 to 8/6/16 Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Walleye – Out off the deeper shelf’s, breaks, and weed lines in 18’-22’ ft of water. Most fisherman are pulling number 7 or 9 Rapalas through the deeper waters. Some fisherman are trying suspended fishing over 30-40 ft of water. Either jigging […]

MN Fishing Guide Service Report – 7/27/2016

2016.08.01    No Comments

 Wow what a great week of fishing in the Park Rapids area with water temperatures warming up to the mid-70s the fish have become more active than ever. We have caught  numerous large walleyes in the shallow weed areas of most of the lakes we fish in the Park Rapids area. Depth ranges from 8 […]

MN Fishing Guide Service Report – 7/20/2016

2016.07.20    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 7/20/2016 Courtesy of: Captain Josh Hagemeister, Minnesota Fishing Guide Service Hot weather brings hot fishing in the Park Rapids area. The Crappie fishing has been really good along the weed lines and also on top of weedy sunken islands during the day using small jigs tip with a crappie […]

Smokey Hills Fishing Report – 7/16/2016

2016.07.19    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report 7/16/16 Courtesy of: Josh Severtson, Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Walleye – Most fisherman finding the eyes right on or just off of deeper weedlines and shelves running 18-24 ft of water.  Tie on a Lindy “Lil Guy” paired with a Redtail minnow, night crawler or large leech for best luck at finding those elusive keepers! […]

July 2016 – July brings weekend festivals, weekday fun

2016.06.30    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 […]

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 6.26.2016

2016.06.27    No Comments

Park Rapids Fishing Report 6/26/16 Big thank you to Jeremy Anderson from Jones’s guide service (218-252-0957) for helping us find the fish this week. Walleye- Swimming around the weed lines in 18-22ft of water looking for a plain Gamakatsu “Walleye Snell” or a Northland “Pro Walleye” either paired with a large leech, shiner, or redtail. […]

How to Spend the Fourth of July in Park Rapids

2016.06.24    No Comments

  Our Fourth of July celebration in Park Rapids will be bigger than ever in 2016!   In the morning, runners and walkers gather at Heartland Park for the Park Rapids Running Firecracker Footrace. The 5K run and walk starts and finishes at Heartland Park. There will be a certified USATF fast course for the more […]

June 2016 – Land of happy endings

2016.05.31    No Comments

Catch a memory at the end of a dock or the end of a fishing line or the end of a day. Summer is about dipping your toes in the water, snagging a fish, finishing an ice cream cone or watching a bonfire or a sunset from the beach. Or start at a beginning: the […]

May 2016 – Spring brings Fishing Opener, Bike Opener

2016.04.29    No Comments

Spring is knocking at our door and she’s welcome to make her grand entry. Our lakes glisten in the sun, the loons are calling and the landscape is turning green. We’re celebrating the season this weekend at the Park Rapids Flower & Garden Home Show and Downtown Showcase at Armory Square Saturday, April 30 and […]


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