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 […]

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 […]

Fishing Tournaments, Fun From Way Back

Now that we’re knee-deep in ice-fishing tournament season, how about a look back to when it all began… Fishing contests are a long-held tradition in Park Rapids that started in 1915.  The first official contest was established by Earl Fuller of Fuller’s Hardware (which turned into Fuller’s Tackle Shop in 1930).  Earl started the contest […]

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 – 01.10.18

Crappies are gathering in the deeper holes and can be caught throughout the day because they are in the deep dark water.  Look for them suspended with your electronics.  Most of the time they are between 5-15 ft off of the bottom in 30 ft or more of water.  However, I am still finding Crappies […]

Winter Activities and Vacation Ideas in Park Rapids

The beautiful Park Rapids area is alive and full of activity during the wintertime, and 2018 is no exception. Visit Park Rapids and nearby Itasca State Park for these events and activities this season: USXC Snowmobile Race: Park Rapids Heartland 200—January 20 & 21, 2018 The Park Rapids USXC Snowmobile Race consists of 2 one-day […]

Must-See Sights in the Park Rapids Area: Visitors’ Picks

In April, we went to Facebook and asked our followers which places they like to see when they Visit Park Rapids. The following are best places to visit in the Park Rapids area according to the most knowledgeable sources; the visitors! Itasca State Park The post popular answer was, of course, Itasca State Park. Most […]

Fishing information from the MN DNR

MN DNR FISHING INFORMATION Fishing dates to remember Dec. 31-March 31: Stream trout in lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Jan. 14-March 31: Stream trout in lakes outside the BWCA Jan. 1-April 14: Catch-and-release stream trout in southeast streams (Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties) April 1-Nov. 30: Flathead catfish season April 15-Oct. […]

Winter Activities in Northern Minnesota

Now that fall is upon us it is time to get excited about the changing leaves, the crisp smells in the air and the excitement that comes next: Minnesota winters. Many people shudder at the thought of below-zero temperatures, but Minnesotans relish it.   Whether it brings the thrill of the catch in a fish […]

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