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Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures

Snowmobile Trails officially open December 1st This post is from a DNR press release: Early cold temperatures and several inches of snow in parts of the state have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, but most trails will need more snow before grooming can begin. Most of the state’s […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Halloween Happenings for all ages

  This year bring Halloween events for all ages.  Whether you’re looking for an costume contest, a fun route to trick or treat on or a day activity with the family, there’s something for you here.  Click the separate links for more information. Saturday, October 27 Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party Saturday is the last […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.18.18

Cold temps are bringing the big fish shallow—especially the pike and muskies. Troll sucker decoys rigged on a quick strike rig just off the break line about 7-10 down and hang on. Look for walleyes all over the board—weed lines, deep main lake holes (40-70ft) they will be on the bottom in either way.  Slowly […]

Minnesota Deer Facts

Deer  facts, straight from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Deer: The animal Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., and males weigh about 170 lbs. The biggest white-tailed deer recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. A whitetail’s home range is about 1 square mile. Deer hunting There are nearly 500,000 firearms deer […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

100 Years of Summer Contest Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of our 100 Years of Summer photo contests.  We had many beautiful pictures submitted in both categories.  Steve Heriot of Heriot Creative Studio was generous enough to judge the Fun in the Sun Contest for us. Press play to see the winners!    

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.26.18

Fall is here and the fishing is a changin’ for the best. Crappies are starting to gather on deep muddy basins in large schools. They are being found in 20-30 ft of water. Use an 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a fathead minnow to land these brutes. Walleyes are being caught of steep breaks with […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.19.18

Smallmouth Bass are schooling heavy and are on the feed bag anywhere from 6 ft of water down to 20 ft. The warm weather is keeping many of the fish shallower then normal. Standard crawfish baits like a jig/craw combo or a live bait rig with a small sucker minnow will catch fish worked along […]

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