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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 […]

August 2014, The best of summer lies at our doorstep

2014.08.04    No Comments

Whether you’re looking for woods, water and wildlife or an experience to remember when the north wind piles drifts at your door, it’s time to get away. Finding a place to stay can be as easy as a couple of clicks on the lodging pages on our website. Most days are perfect for playing on […]

Weekly Fishing Report – July 30, 2014

2014.07.31    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store 7/30/2014 The fish in the Park Rapids area lakes are fat from feeding heavily on the abundant prey that summer provides. The weatherman promises a stable climate with temperatures averaging 80 degrees over the course of the next ten days. Not too hot, not […]

Weekly Fishing Report – July 16, 2014

2014.07.17    No Comments

Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Park Rapids Area Fishing Report 7/16/14 After a week-long cold spell in the Park Rapids area, Mother Nature is looking to give us temperatures more conducive to enjoying outdoor activities. The ten day forecast promises mid 80’s on the majority of the coming days and that will bring surface temps up […]


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