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January 2017 – Don’t hibernate; recreate

2017.01.06    No Comments

As a new year begins, we’re experiencing a “real” winter. Cold, yes, but that makes ice thicken and we have a good eight inches of snow with more on the way. Some ice houses are out, but caution is still in order. It’s always good to check with bait shop owners or neighbors to find […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.4.16

2017.01.05    No Comments

Ice fishing in the Park Rapids area is good.  Ice conditions are good for ATV or snowmobile travel.  Small vehicle travel will begin in about a week.  There is currently 9-11 inches of ice on area lakes.  Pan fish and pike can be found around the shallow green weed beds.  Small ice flies tipped with […]

Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt in Park Rapids

2016.12.02    No Comments

Beginning on Black Friday (November 25) and continuing through Friday, December 16, the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt. Participating businesses will hide a Stan the Shop Small Snowman cutout and it’s your job to find him. Here’s how it works: […]

December 2016 – Silent nights ahead

2016.11.30    No Comments

Wrap up your Christmas wish list with plans for a week or weekend up north. An early storm brought enough snow to give snowmobilers a chance to try out their sleds and the ice began to thicken. Warmer days diminished the snow depths, but the forecast promises more snow and cold days ahead for snowmobilers, […]

November 2016 – November brings classic traditions

2016.11.01    No Comments

Before the snow flies, friends and neighbors are finishing their fall outdoor chores, pulling out warmer clothes and finding the flannel bedding. Preparations are underway for our four major holidays: the Firearms Deer Hunting Opener, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. You’re invited to share all of them with us. Hunters are occupied with siting in […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 10.12.16

2016.10.12    No Comments

Fall fishing in the Park Rapids area remains strong. The fishing ranges from highly active crappies and or schools of walleyes and larger northern pike are now showing up in the catches. The best depth for Crappies have been between 20 and 30 feet deep the best Depth for the larger pike has been 25 […]

October 2016 – Pick from all there is to do outdoors in October

2016.10.10    No Comments

Fall colors still await visitors with patches of gold, red, crimson and orange against a backdrop of green. Geese and ducks are migrating and often pristine white trumpeter swans can be seen in pairs on lakes and rivers. The fall harvest is well underway with fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes waiting to be […]

Winter Activities in Northern Minnesota

2016.10.03    No Comments

Now that fall is upon us it is time to get excited about the changing leaves, the crisp smells in the air and the excitement that comes next: Minnesota winters. Many people shudder at the thought of below-zero temperatures, but Minnesotans relish it.   Whether it brings the thrill of the catch in a fish […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service – 9.28.16

2016.09.28    No Comments

Water temps in the Park Rapids area have been hanging around the high 50s. The Crappie bite has been steadily getting better day by day and is not uncommon to go out and catch limits of nice 12 inch sized crappies now. Look for them in the 20 foot depth range using a jig head […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Report – 9.7.2016

2016.09.09    No Comments

The late summer early fall action is really going good in the Park Rapids area. Walleyes are schooling heavily on Steep breaks  near deep water anywhere from 20 to 40 feet deep.   A nightcrawler or a minnow has been working well within 2 feet of the bottom. Crappies are also schooling heavily on deeper mud […]


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