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Fishing Tournaments, Fun From Way Back

Now that we’re knee-deep in ice-fishing tournament season, how about a look back to when it all began… Fishing contests are a long-held tradition in Park Rapids that started in 1915.  The first official contest was established by Earl Fuller of Fuller’s Hardware (which turned into Fuller’s Tackle Shop in 1930).  Earl started the contest […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.24.18

Crappies are starting to head to deeper water, after they have spent a longer than normal vacation in the shallow weeds.  I am still catching Crappies in 6-10 ft of water (some never leave) but the easy fish for most people to catch are starting to filter out into the “deep holes” on most lakes […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.17.18

Fishing has been steady with the Crappies moving in to the deeper holes in most area lakes.  Look for suspended fish anywhere from 20-30 feet down over 35-45 of bottom depth.  Using 2 lines, have a Crappie minnow on a glow jig and your second line rigged with a small jig tipped with a wax […]

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 – 9.20.17

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 – 2.28.2017

Crappie action is what’s on my plate now.   Last week proved that a “early late ice bite” can happen.  Although the crappies are still over mid depth ranges 15-20ft, they are starting to concentrate outside future spawning areas and feeding quit good.  They are also using the entire water column.  Keep an eye on your […]

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