Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Volunteers Needed for Legends & Logging Days

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteer to help with Legends and Logging Days to be held August 9 through August 11, 2018. This iconic community event is an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. Please follow the link below to sign-up to volunteer. All volunteers will receive […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.25.18

Where are fish hiding?  Capt. Josh knows! Big bluegill and bass are hitting plastics worked along the inside weed edges in the 5-10 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs for the panfish and 1/4 oz swim baits for the bass. Walleyes can be caught in the lake basins in the 20-40 ft range using bottom […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.20.18

Park rapids fishing is on fire. Explosive smallmouth Bass fishing on rock piles or points using tube jigs in 8-13 ft of water.  Walleyes are cruising deep jumps in the 20-35 ft range. Try a crawler spinner combo. Pike are in the cabbage hitting chartreuse spinner baits retrieved or trolled just below the surface.  Big […]

100 Years of Summer Videos & New Contest Deadline

Our 100 Years of Summer photo contest is going so well that we’re extending it to August 10th.  We’ve got plenty to work with but your pictures are so beautiful, historic and creative that we’re hoping for more.  We’ve got two contests going, Fun in the Sun and Then & Now. You can enter both […]

July Brings out Summer’s Best

As the Chamber celebrates 100 Years of Summer, July shines as why summers in the lakes area are the best. The calendar is overflowing with festivals and events in addition to all the possibilities for adventures like biking, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.28.18

Wow, the fishing is hot! I’m talking everything, and it’s been that way for weeks. Walleyes and crappies in the shallow weeds—(6-10ft), Bass on the new weed lines 12-17ft, Trout setting up on thermoclines- 15-25 ft, big ‘Gills coming off the beds 5-8 ft, Pike cruising shallow of shore sunken “grassy” islands 7-10ft.  Its wide […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.21.18

The fishing in the Park Rapids area has been hot just like the weather! Bluegills are still on their spawning beds and the Crappies are out in the newly formed weed flats not far from where they were spawning a few weeks ago. Fan casting a small Jig tipped with a minnow or a plastic […]

Minnesota Twins and DNR Offer Free Hats with Twins Tickets

Free hat alert! From the June 18, 2018 Press Release: Anyone with a 2018 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twins. As part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.08.18

Look for the biggest spawning Bluegills and Crappies in the 4-7 ft range—just out of site, use your sonar to  “mark” the fish. Catch them using jig/minnow/ bobber combo.  The Walleyes are chomping hard on any new weed line/sand bottom combo.   A jig and Minnow will catch the fish all day long.  Pike are […]

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