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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 – 06.13.18

Walleye fishing has been consistent throughout the Park Rapids area. Fish are being caught on weed bed cabbage flats in the 6 to 10 foot depth range trolling spinners and leeches. Walleyes are also being caught on the new deeper Weed lines in the 12 to 17 foot range using jig and leech or Minnow […]

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 […]

June Means it’s Time for Community Festivals!

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is turning 100 this year and will celebrate all summer long. You will find details of photo contests that are part of the centennial on the Chamber website. With third and fourth generations returning to stay at resorts, the family cabin and Itasca State Park, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.31.18

Smallmouth Bass are in shallow getting ready to spawn as well as the Largemouth—so the shallow bite is on! They will hit about anything! Please release the Bass!! Other fish are better table fair—like Crappies which about done spawning—however on some lakes the can still be found in the shallows—you have to check on each […]

Upcoming Grand Openings & Chamber Member Garage Sales – Updated 6.15.18

New businesses are opening, markets are starting up, concert series are kicking off…  Here’s a list of what’s new. Bookmark this page because it will be updated as more Chamber Members announce Grand Openings, Anniversary celebrations and fundraising garage sales. Click the link for locations and times.  Some events run multiple dates.  See the complete […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.23.18

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The Bluegills and Crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less. Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or Bluegills this time of year. The Walleyes are leaning towards any new weed […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.17.18

The panfish are in the shallows and so are the Bass.   Nothing but good times catching Bass and panfish on fly rods in the shallows!  Look for the spawning beds in the 1-6 ft range. If you don’t have a fly rod, then pitch 1/16 white jigs tipped with a Crappie Minnow or a […]

Kickstands Up for Family Fun

Saturday brings the Minnesota Bike Opener! It’s a a bike celebration for the whole family.  This year we’ve got giveaways galore thanks to our event sponsors.  Itascatur is fitting helmets and doing demos. Northern Cycle can help you with a tune-up and prizes.  CHI St. Joseph’s Health is giving away 2 bikes.  We’ve also got […]

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