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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 4.5.17

2017.04.07    No Comments

Ice fishing is coming to an end quickly.  For me, it’s been a great productive ice fishing season.  Tons of fish have been caught, pictures taken, memories made for countless guests.  In a couple weeks, the open water guide season will start and I will again be working the 75 hour a week grind until […]

April 2017 – Early spring brings welcome sights

2017.04.04    No Comments

Kids on bikes. Shoppers without jackets. Grills on decks. “Snow birds” return. Sure signs of spring invite us to head outdoors to clean up debris winter left behind. Ice is not only retreating but at the stage some call “rotten ice,” spongy looking and poised to disappear with a good rain and a little wind. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 3.28.17

2017.03.28    No Comments

Not much has changed since last week—except the ice conditions.   Schools of bluegills and crappies can be found in the shallows just under the remaining ice.  Depths of 3-8 ft are common.  On the other hand, there are big schools of pan fish suspended just out over the deep water near the spawning grounds.  They […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 3.22.17

2017.03.22    No Comments

Panfish, Panfish, Panfish.  Shallow water ice fishing has been good and really good when the weather warm up and melting occurs.  Along with the longer days comes the natural triggers of insect activity and baitfish moving shallow to eat—and the bluegills and crappies follow.  Sight fishing in 2-7 ft of water is the main stay. […]

Fishing information from the MN DNR

2017.03.13    No Comments

MN DNR FISHING INFORMATION Fishing dates to remember Dec. 31-March 31: Stream trout in lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Jan. 14-March 31: Stream trout in lakes outside the BWCA Jan. 1-April 14: Catch-and-release stream trout in southeast streams (Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties) April 1-Nov. 30: Flathead catfish season April 15-Oct. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 3.7.17

2017.03.08    No Comments

With ice conditions failing quickly due to warm weather, rain, and wind.  Make a few phone calls before driving too far.  Walking at this point is the best way to go ice fishing.  Look for the sunfish and crappies in the shallows (3-6ft) in or next to the bulrushes/pencil reeds on larger weedy flats near […]

March 2017 – Plan for a new experience: Snow and ice or sand and water

2017.03.01    No Comments

March weather can be most unpredictable, but once again it has felt more like the end of March than the end of February. Not the greatest news for winter recreation enthusiasts, but an early spring appeals to those tired of short, cloudy days. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 2.28.2017

2017.03.01    No Comments

Crappie action is what’s on my plate now.   Last week proved that a “early late ice bite” can happen.  Although the crappies are still over mid depth ranges 15-20ft, they are starting to concentrate outside future spawning areas and feeding quit good.  They are also using the entire water column.  Keep an eye on your […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 2.20.17

2017.02.21    No Comments

Wow, what a change in events this week ice fishing wise.  Although there have been warm temps and rain, ice fishing is still in high swing.  Have a backup plan as far as travel goes like a ATV or walking as the shorelines in some areas are weak for now.  Only a few more days […]

Four Things to Fight Back Old Man Winter – Visit Park Rapids

2017.02.20    No Comments

If you struggle to find entertainment in the colder months, come join us in Park Rapids for our lively opportunities to have fun! Make the most of winter by attending an event with your family. These are just some of the things to do in Park Rapids!   International Eelpout Festival Gather on Leech Lake […]

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