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September 2016 – Fall has everything to love

2016.09.07    No Comments

What do contests, hikes, bike rides, art, the pumpkin patch and a Color Dash have in common? September. You can find plenty of reasons to leave home and enjoy early fall here. End your summer with a bash at the Nimrod Labor Day Bull Bash Sept. 2-4. Meech Bucking Bulls brings the 14th Annual Labor […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Report – 8.24.16

2016.08.30    No Comments

What another great week for fishing in the Park Rapids area. This week there was a big uptick in the smallmouth bass action on all the lakes in the area with the smallmouth bass in them. The fall equinox is upon us and causing the fish to school up more heavily and become more aggressive […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Report – 8/16/16

2016.08.16    No Comments

Walleyes are starting to act like fall fish. The fall equinox is triggering heavy schooling if walleyes in the 25-40-foot range. Look for steep breaks near deep mid lake holes. Maintain summer presentations including crawlers and Minnows on jigs and live bait rigs. Crappies are still on weed lines but will be moving out to […]

Smokey Hills Fishing Report – 8/14/16

2016.08.16    No Comments

Walleye – Find the deep weed edge and move fast! Walleye are active this time of year and can be caught trolling with any number of Rapalas. Ask Josh at the store to point out some hotspots on your local lake. Northern Pike- The big pike are hanging pretty deep from 15 to 30 feet of water. Use […]

Minnesota Guide Services Report – 8/10/2016

2016.08.11    No Comments

What a nice hot week in the Park Rapids area and the fishing was hot as well multiple good catches of eating size walleyes came into the boat throughout the week along with a couple of real big ones. There seems to be a shallow water pattern right now In some of the larger lakes […]

Minnesota Guide Services Report – 8/4/16

2016.08.04    No Comments

Fishing in the Park Rapids area is remaining strong especially with the walleye fishing. Depth ranges include 12 to 40 feet with a good average of 15. Nightcrawlers and leeches have been the best bait and will also help you catch bonus bluegills and bass. For bass work spinner baits through the bullrush beds at […]

August 2016 – However you define “cool,” you’ll find it here

2016.08.01    No Comments

August 2016 – However you define “cool,” you’ll find it here Only a couple of generations ago visitors headed to lake country to escape the summer heat, cool off on a boat ride or on a swim and maybe go fishing. A lot has changed but this is still a “cool” place to stay. Instead […]

Smokey Hills Fishing Report – 7/31-8/6/2016

2016.08.01    No Comments

Park Rapids Fishing Report 7/31/16 to 8/6/16 Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Walleye – Out off the deeper shelf’s, breaks, and weed lines in 18’-22’ ft of water. Most fisherman are pulling number 7 or 9 Rapalas through the deeper waters. Some fisherman are trying suspended fishing over 30-40 ft of water. Either jigging […]

MN Fishing Guide Service Report – 7/27/2016

2016.08.01    No Comments

 Wow what a great week of fishing in the Park Rapids area with water temperatures warming up to the mid-70s the fish have become more active than ever. We have caught  numerous large walleyes in the shallow weed areas of most of the lakes we fish in the Park Rapids area. Depth ranges from 8 […]

MN Fishing Guide Service Report – 7/20/2016

2016.07.20    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 7/20/2016 Courtesy of: Captain Josh Hagemeister, Minnesota Fishing Guide Service Hot weather brings hot fishing in the Park Rapids area. The Crappie fishing has been really good along the weed lines and also on top of weedy sunken islands during the day using small jigs tip with a crappie […]


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