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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report, 9.26.17

2017.09.29    No Comments

As the lakes around the Park Rapids area cool off, a couple of things are happening.  Many of the crappies and big ‘Gills are heading into deeper muddy bottomed flats.  Look for the fish in the 20-30 ft. range.  Use a jig/minnow combo to catch these fish.  Bigger Northern pike are beginning to come out […]

October 2017 – Fall wraps its arms around the northwoods

2017.09.29    No Comments

  We are experiencing a near perfect fall leaf season and with no killing frost yet, wildflowers and garden flowers are still in bloom. Geese and ducks are migrating and often pristine white trumpeter swans can be seen in pairs on lakes and rivers. The harvest is underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and […]

Must-Eat Bites in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

2017.09.29    No Comments

We asked Park Rapids fans on Facebook where they’d recommend grabbing a bite to eat in the Park Rapids and Lake Itasca area. We received lots of responses, supplying us with a fantastic list of eateries and tips, including recommendations on what to order off the menus. Here is part 1 of the must-try restaurants […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 9.20.17

2017.09.20    No Comments

Hello everyone, Happy Fall.  Things are changing fast—for the good! From Leech Lake all the way over to Detroit Lakes–that puts Park Rapids in the middle!  Panfish are schooling in deeper water.  Look for them in the 15-30 ft range.  Smallmouth bass are gathering along steep breaks near deep water.  Catch them with a crawfish […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 9.13.17

2017.09.13    No Comments

Fall Crappie fishing has kicked in throughout the Park Rapids area.  Concentrate on the deeper muddy bottoms in the 19-25 ft range.  Use an 1/8 oz jig tipped with a crappie minnow and keep a close eye on your electronics so you know how high off the bottom to keep the jig.  Northern Pike can […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 9.6.17

2017.09.08    No Comments

Fishing in the Park Rapids Region is taking a steep turn into Fall patterns—quickly.  This is creating heavy schooling of fish.  As the waters cool the fishing gets hot. This will continue through October.  This is the time of the year to start using big minnows for live bait for walleyes and Pike.  Steep drop […]

September 2017 – Picture yourself in fall’s beautiful surroundings

2017.09.01    No Comments

Never underestimate the beauty of the gradual slide from one season to the next as early fall reveals itself across the north woods. Whether you prefer to just view the changing landscape or take part in one of September’s special events, it’s a show that only arrives once a year. End your summer with a […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 8.30.17

2017.08.30    No Comments

Hello everyone this weeks fishing report is similar to last week we are kind of in the late summer early fall holding pattern in the Park Rapids area.  One of the major changes is in fishing for smallmouth bass they are beginning to school heavily  on steep drop off’s near gravel and rock bars. Use […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 8.23.17

2017.08.23    No Comments

Fishing around the Park Rapids area has been very good in the last couple of weeks and will only get better as fall approaches.  Walleyes are starting to school up in deeper water and feeding Strong.  Crappie’s are also starting to move into deeper water and are hitting jigs and minnows. Trolling a large spinner […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 8.10.17

2017.08.10    No Comments

Hello everyone I spent the last few days fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in the Park Rapids area. Most of the smallmouth bass action has been happening in the 6 to 23 foot depth range concentrate on areas that include boulders and weeds mixed together. A jig head tipped with a nightcrawler or […]


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