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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.24.18

2018.01.24    No Comments

Crappies are starting to head to deeper water, after they have spent a longer than normal vacation in the shallow weeds.  I am still catching Crappies in 6-10 ft of water (some never leave) but the easy fish for most people to catch are starting to filter out into the “deep holes” on most lakes […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.18.18

2018.01.18    No Comments

Soaring Eagle Cross Country Ski Trails January 15, 2018 – Itascatur Outdoor Activities Club The ski center consists of 10 km of marked and groomed trails through balsam pines and spruce. All trails are groomed classical and skate and are designed for beginner to expert skiers. Trails are groomed by Itascatur Club volunteers every Friday during the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.17.18

2018.01.17    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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.11.18

2018.01.11    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Snowmobile Trail Report; Chamber President, Butch De La Hunt – January 10, 2018 Groomers were out last week.  Many of the trails to the North of Park Rapids groomed up nicely as there was more snow to work with.  Trails that experienced early traffic groomed up better due to packed snow.   Itasca […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.10.18

2018.01.10    No Comments

Crappies are gathering in the deeper holes and can be caught throughout the day because they are in the deep dark water.  Look for them suspended with your electronics.  Most of the time they are between 5-15 ft off of the bottom in 30 ft or more of water.  However, I am still finding Crappies […]

Winter Trail Conditions: Snowmobile; Ski & Snowshoe, 1.04.18

2018.01.04    No Comments

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club: January 2, 2018 Where the Groomer has been & going: MON – Trail #17, #21, #6 & north half of #11 TUE – Itasca State Park Reporting more snow on the west side of our trail system than east. Snow is covering trails, but there’s not an excess. Also spotted Naytahwash […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report, 1.03.18

2018.01.04    No Comments

Long lake in Park Rapids is putting out walleyes and some decent Crappies in the 17 to 25 foot depth range.  The night bite on Big Sand has also been strong for eater size walleyes in the 30 to 40 foot depth range using glow in the dark jigs and a shiner minnow. For good bluegill […]

January 2018 – Dive into winter fun

2018.01.02    No Comments

As a new year begins, lots of fun winter experiences and activities lie ahead. Subzero temperatures have thickened the ice, but caution is always in order. It’s always good to check with bait shop owners or neighbors to find out where the ice is safe and the best spots to snag a fresh catch. There’s […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report, 12.22.17

2017.12.22    No Comments

Ice fishing is off to a full start in the Park Rapids area!  Walleyes, Crappies, Northern Pike even some big Bass are being cut through the ice in the 5 to 12 foot depth range around weed beds. Tip ups with minnows or jigging spoons on a stout jogging rod have been working well. Look […]

Winter Activities and Vacation Ideas in Park Rapids

2017.12.18    No Comments

The beautiful Park Rapids area is alive and full of activity during the wintertime, and 2018 is no exception. Visit Park Rapids and nearby Itasca State Park for these events and activities this season: USXC Snowmobile Race: Park Rapids Heartland 200—January 20 & 21, 2018 The Park Rapids USXC Snowmobile Race consists of 2 one-day […]

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