Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.20.18

Park rapids fishing is on fire. Explosive smallmouth Bass fishing on rock piles or points using tube jigs in 8-13 ft of water.  Walleyes are cruising deep jumps in the 20-35 ft range. Try a crawler spinner combo. Pike are in the cabbage hitting chartreuse spinner baits retrieved or trolled just below the surface.  Big […]

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 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 Report – 05.23.18

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The Bluegills and Crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less. Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or Bluegills this time of year. The Walleyes are leaning towards any new weed […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.17.18

The panfish are in the shallows and so are the Bass.   Nothing but good times catching Bass and panfish on fly rods in the shallows!  Look for the spawning beds in the 1-6 ft range. If you don’t have a fly rod, then pitch 1/16 white jigs tipped with a Crappie Minnow or a […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.9.18

It’s going to be a good “opening day” bite on most Minnesota lakes this coming weekend. Although walleye is the number one target for most anglers—The Crappies and Bluegills are going nuts just about everywhere—so it’s a perfect “plan b” if needed. They can be found feeding in and around the shallow spawning areas they […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Spring Fishing Tips

Capt. Josh with a Walleye Clean up your act and catch more fish! Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Little did you know as a kid, your mom was giving you a huge fishing tip! Deer and fish. Both dumb as a stump, but both have a nose and a thing called natural instincts. I […]

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 […]

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