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Weekly Fishing Report – March 21, 2014

2014.03.21    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report  Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The Park Rapids Area Fishery has been putting smiles on the faces of local anglers as the bluegill, perch and crappie action is heating up. Don’t be afraid to start moving to shallower waters; as the lakes re-oxygenate, the crappie will move as shallow as 6 […]

Weekly Fishing & Trail Reports – March 14, 2014

2014.03.14    No Comments

Weekly Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Thursday, March 13, 2014 Our recent above average air temperatures in the Park Rapids Area have helped to melt snow and re-oxygenate our waterways. Take advantage of an active spring panfish bite; which is now underway. Find a weed bed in 10 to 18 feet of […]

Weekly Fishing and Trail Report – March 6, 2014

2014.03.06    No Comments

  Weekly Fishing Report – March 6, 2014 Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The weatherman is finally predicting some more manageable ice fishing weather. Temperatures in the high 20’s to high 30’s will make fishing from a portable fish house more enjoyable in the coming days. Skandia’s™ Pelkie™ ice jig tipped with a waxie […]

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. […]


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