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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 […]

100 Years of Summer – 1980 Water Wars Edition

Roll up your sleeves and dig deep for a can of orange pop.  Don’t worry about the sticky on your hands from caramel apples, you can always find some little kid who will be willing to lick it off.  Quick!  We need more polish, and buns too.  Whew, where’s some shade?” – So begins a […]

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 – 06.13.18

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 […]

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