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ATV riders can ride Minnesota trails for free on ‘No Registration Weekend’

2018.08.17    1 Comment

Ride for free September 7th through 9th! All-terrain vehicle users registered for private or agricultural use can explore both the old and new trails without cost Sept. 7 to 9. Typically they would pay the registration fee ($60 for three years) to ride the public trails. Minnesota has 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid […]

How to Contact the Chainsaw Artists

2018.08.14    No Comments

If you want to contact any of the chainsaw artists who carved at Legends & Logging Days this weekend.  Here’s where to find them!   Please note that the pictures don’t show the full artistry of their carvings.  Their pieces should be seen in person.   Tom Brosseau Facebook:  Tom Brosseau Chainsaw Carvings   Perry Carlson www.perrycarlson.com […]

Public Invited to Comment on Special Fishing Regulations

2018.08.13    No Comments

During a series of public meetings, anglers and others can give their opinions about fishing regulations that are in place or are newly proposed for 15 lakes and one trout stream, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR has scheduled 13 meetings across the state in coming weeks to review regulations that […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 08.13.18

2018.08.13    No Comments

Capt. Josh lets us know what’s biting and how to reel them in! We have been hammering the Walleyes all week.  Lindy rigs and crawlers at the lake basins 30-40 ft deep. A red #2 hook is a good bet. Crappies remain strong in the shallow weed beds at 6-10 ft using a jig and […]

Legends & Logging Days Schedule

2018.08.06    1 Comment

Here it is, the event schedule for Legends & Logging Days!  There is still space in our Sip & Paint with Nate, Lumber Jack & Jill and Cornhole Tournament events.  Click the link to for prizes, rules and how to sign up. Admission to Legends & Logging Days is $5, kids 12 and under are […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 08.02.18

2018.08.02    No Comments

Fishing has been super in the Park Rapids area. Many good catches of Walleye and Crappie have been had by my clients all day long.  Crappies are just off the weed lines in 12-15 ft of water and can be caught slowly trolling small white jigs tipped with a minnow.  The Walleyes are being caught […]

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

2018.07.31    No Comments

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

More Deer Licenses Available This Year

2018.07.30    No Comments

The Minnesota DNR just announced that more deer licenses will be available this year.  More specifics from the Department of Natural Resources July 30th press release: Licenses available Aug. 1; deadline to apply for antlerless permits is Sept. 6 Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall because numbers continue to rebound across the […]

Volunteers Needed for Legends & Logging Days

2018.07.26    No Comments

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteer to help with Legends and Logging Days to be held August 9 through August 11, 2018. This iconic community event is an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. Please follow the link below to sign-up to volunteer. All volunteers will receive […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.25.18

2018.07.25    No Comments

Where are fish hiding?  Capt. Josh knows! Big bluegill and bass are hitting plastics worked along the inside weed edges in the 5-10 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs for the panfish and 1/4 oz swim baits for the bass. Walleyes can be caught in the lake basins in the 20-40 ft range using bottom […]

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