Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 11.28.18

The ice is firming up nicely in the Park Rapids area but beware of thin spots due to current, geese, ducks, or wind! We have been sticking to the smaller lakes and cashing in on panfish—mainly Bluegills and Crappies. There have also been some nice bonus Walleyes mixed in with the “pannies” as well. Tip- […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.18.18

Cold temps are bringing the big fish shallow—especially the pike and muskies. Troll sucker decoys rigged on a quick strike rig just off the break line about 7-10 down and hang on. Look for walleyes all over the board—weed lines, deep main lake holes (40-70ft) they will be on the bottom in either way.  Slowly […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 08.29.18

Fishing around the Park Rapids area is awesome. Walleyes are hitting pearl white crankbaits trolled along the shallow weed edges in the 10 ft range. Pike are eating chartreuse spinner baits slowly rolled through deep weed beds in the 15 ft range. Bluegills are schooled heavily on the deep weed lines and are being caught […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Spring Fishing Tips

This week we’re switching it up with spring fishing tips from Capt. Josh from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service. Go big or go home! Bigger hooks for more Spring panfish. I love big hooks—bigger than what you would think.  Hooks do not scare the fish, they attract fish—especially the colored hooks available today. These larger hooks […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 04.11.18

Wow, if you can get through the snow to the fish, you will catch them. The fish are where they should be. Some are in ultra-shallow water 3-5ft where you can sight fish them down the hole, others are hanging on break lines waiting to head to the shallows to feed. Mid-day fishing has been […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.28.18

Go get those crappies! Snow is melting and that means the masses of Crappies and Bluegills will be getting closer to shallower water. For now I have been finding fish in a variety of depths, but for the most part in the 12-20 ft. range where they have been most of the winter. There is […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.22.18

Captain Josh knows where to find the fish this week. The Spring late ice bite has started. Sunfish and crappies are eating like crazy right now trying to nourish developing eggs. Look for them suspended on steeper drop offs just outside the shallow spawning bays they will be eating in when the ice is gone. […]

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