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Updated Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.21.18

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for the trails are in fantastic condition.  Six to eight inches of fluffy snow just fell and there’s more in the forecast. Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/23/18 – MOOOOOORE SNOW.   Another 4 inches fell over night. 2/21/18 – Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.14.18

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing.  In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly but for now, think deeper water for more consistent Walleye and Crappie fishing.  The deep basins are full of Crappies creating good daytime bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with a […]

Specials and Events 2.9.18 – 2.14.18

Gift Ideas & Discounts Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings has two ways to win!  A Spin to Win board with discounts all over the store, and a Guess the Kisses Jar.  Guess how many Kisses are in the jar, closest gets a $50 gift card.   Beagle and Wolf Books […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.8.18

Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club From Skinny Ski: Trails look beautiful today after 2-3″ new snow on a hard base. Groomers are out, so conditions should be excellent for the next few days. Sunday the 4th open house was cancelled due to wind chill predictions of as low as -37F. Itasca State […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.07.18

Crappies are being caught suspended over deep water.  Look for them in deep holes of 35 feet or more suspended 10-15 feet off of the bottom. Small jigging spoons tipped  with a minnow head will do the trick.  Glow in the dark or gold has been productive. Northern Pike action continues to be strong around […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.1.18

Winter Trail Condition Report   Soaring Eagle Trail Itascatour Outdoor Activity Club January 27, 2018 From Skinny Ski:  This is some of the best groomed trails we have skied! What a gem of a ski area. First time visit looking to do some skate skiing as we were passing through. MN ski pass required. Temps in […]

February 2018 – What’s Not to Love About February

February brings Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events for a winter getaway. The upside of subzero temps is ice thick enough to hold a population of fish houses and keep our snow cover. And the days are getting longer. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will take you places you […]

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 […]

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