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. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.07.18

Fishing is great and will only get better until the ice melts… Just as most ice anglers quit for the year, the action doubles if not triples as the ice starts to free itself of snow.  We concentrate on panfish—Perch, Crappies, and monster Bluegills for the rest of the winter. Look for “night bite” Bluegills […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.28.18

What works this week, directly from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service. Holy snow batman!  Travel is getting a little more difficult now with the deeper snow on the ice, but the fishing is hanging in there!  The fish on the shallower lakes are showing some signs of low oxygen levels so concentrate your efforts on the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.22.18

More snow is good for fishing too, this week’s Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report tells us why… New snow has put the blinders on the fish making it nice and dark under the ice.  The mid-day Pike bite has been good.  All sizes are starting to feed aggressively due to spawning time in a few […]

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 […]

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