Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.26.18

Soaring Eagle Cross Country Ski Trails Itascatur Outdoor Activities Club January 22, 2018 – From SkinnySki, Monday, January 22: “Conditions are fair. Three days of above freezing temps have left the trails generally icy and thin in spots. Lillie’s beginner loop is fine, and the first and last parts of Eagle are also ok, but […]

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 – 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. […]

February 2017 – It’s prime time for winter fun

With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events on February’s calendar, plan a winter getaway. A fresh layer of snow frosted our beautiful north woods this week. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will take you places you might never find in the summer time – and there are no mosquitoes. […]

January 2012 Cabin Fever Reliever

January 2012 Cabin fever reliever Snow is falling as 2012 begins and we’re hoping for enough to welcome winter recreation enthusiasts to hit the trails as we glide into a new year. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every Thursday at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html. The […]

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