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Winter Activities and Vacation Ideas in Park Rapids

The beautiful Park Rapids area is alive and full of activity during the wintertime, and 2018 is no exception. Visit Park Rapids and nearby Itasca State Park for these events and activities this season: USXC Snowmobile Race: Park Rapids Heartland 200—January 20 & 21, 2018 The Park Rapids USXC Snowmobile Race consists of 2 one-day […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report, 12.06.17

Finally a true cold snap to help make some safe ice!  Nothing has changed much fishing wise since last week nor will anglers see any true heavy changes in the next couple of weeks other than better ice conditions.  While most of the smaller lakes are walkable and even able to support smaller atvs, the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 3.28.17

Not much has changed since last week—except the ice conditions.   Schools of bluegills and crappies can be found in the shallows just under the remaining ice.  Depths of 3-8 ft are common.  On the other hand, there are big schools of pan fish suspended just out over the deep water near the spawning grounds.  They […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 3.22.17

Panfish, Panfish, Panfish.  Shallow water ice fishing has been good and really good when the weather warm up and melting occurs.  Along with the longer days comes the natural triggers of insect activity and baitfish moving shallow to eat—and the bluegills and crappies follow.  Sight fishing in 2-7 ft of water is the main stay. […]

Winter Activities in Northern Minnesota

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 […]

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