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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 2.28.2017

Crappie action is what’s on my plate now.   Last week proved that a “early late ice bite” can happen.  Although the crappies are still over mid depth ranges 15-20ft, they are starting to concentrate outside future spawning areas and feeding quit good.  They are also using the entire water column.  Keep an eye on your […]

Four Things to Fight Back Old Man Winter – Visit Park Rapids

If you struggle to find entertainment in the colder months, come join us in Park Rapids for our lively opportunities to have fun! Make the most of winter by attending an event with your family. These are just some of the things to do in Park Rapids!   International Eelpout Festival Gather on Leech Lake […]

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