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November 2014 – Traditions take center stage

2014.10.30    No Comments

It’s the season in between the most beautiful fall in recent memory and the time when snow will transform the landscape into a winter wonderland. The days just ahead are filled with preparations for the firearms deer hunting opener. Hunters site in their rifles, air their blaze orange gear and check out the weather forecast. […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report – October 29, 2014

2014.10.30    No Comments

Submitted by: Smokey Hills Outdoor StoreSnow has recently filled the sky in the Park Rapids area and the decline of the overnight temperatures have forced the area lakes to follow suit. As the water continues to cool, the fish take notice and are active throughout the day. A heavy, white jig paired with a rainbow […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report – October 17, 2014

2014.10.17    No Comments

Submitted by the Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Park Rapids is home to excellent fall fishing and now is the time to be on the water. As many sportsmen are busy hunting or building deer stands; the lakes are clear of traffic and you will often have the whole lake to yourself. The water temps are […]

October 2014 – Fall into a fine time of year

2014.10.03    No Comments

After a glorious warm weekend for the Headwaters 100 Bike Ride and Art Leap, fall’s cooler temps moved in bringing thoughts of bonfires, fireplaces and hot apple cider. Some hunters have already headed to the woods and water, paddlers relish one more morning cruise around the lake and anglers take to the water catching fish […]

Weekly Fishing Report – October 1, 2014

2014.10.01    No Comments

Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Report Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store ` The Park Rapids area fishery has been making anglers pleased as the fall trends are now in place. A minnow and jig or minnow and “Lindy Rig” have been producing results. Eight to fourteen feet of water will be the strike zone […]

Weekly Fishing Report – September 10, 2014

2014.09.11    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, 9/10/2014 As the Park Rapids area lakes continue to cool, the fishing continues to heat up. The seven day forecast calls for overnight temps in the 30’s and 40’s. The ever-extending hours of darkness will contribute to a decline of the water temps on our […]

Weekly Fishing Reports – August 27, 2014

2014.08.28    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 8/27/2014 Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Some of the leaves in the Park Rapids area have already given up on summer and have begun to change colors in preparation for fall. Overnight temperatures have recently dipped into the lower 50’s and soon the water temperatures will follow suit. The […]

Weekly Fishing Report – August 20, 2014

2014.08.21    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 8/20/14 Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The fish are obese and ready to eat in the Park Rapids area lakes. We are already entering the last days of August which means that the fish are fat from a long summer of feeding. The ten day weather forecast calls for […]

Weekly Fishing Report – August 13, 2014

2014.08.14    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store As we enter the last two weeks of August, the lakes are full of prey for our local fish to eat. This means that fish can be selective on what they choose to ingest. Luckily, our weather forecast is making it easy and enjoyable […]

Weekly Fishing Report – August 8, 2014

2014.08.06    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store The weather has been absolutely beautiful in the Park Rapids area and much of the next ten day forecast promises more of the same. Many of our local lakes have a surface temperature of nearly 80 degrees by mid-afternoon, this means that fish will […]


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