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 DNR – Elk Survey Shows Slight Population Increase

From a March 26, 2018 News Release. “Minnesota’s elk range in northwestern Minnesota has three herds with a total of 97 elk, according to the annual aerial elk population survey completed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Kittson, Marshall and Roseau counties. Past surveys recorded 79 elk in 2017 and 83 elk in […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää. Friday 5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW 6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies […]

Deadline to Remove Fish Houses Approaching

From the March 1st Press Release: “The deadline for anglers to remove fish houses from lakes in Minnesota is approaching quickly, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Removal dates are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Highway 10, east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. […]

March Into Spring and Plan Your Summer Adventures

A traditional St. Urho Days hat. After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers did the Minnesota thing and embraced winter. And it’s not over yet. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of the state, […]

Plan Your Next Vacation in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

Winter is ending soon, which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather vacations!   If you haven’t considered Park Rapids Lakes Area before now, you should add it to your must-visit list. There are many great events happening in Park Rapids Lakes Area this spring and summer to compliment your vacation.   Celebrate […]

Pictures from Winters Past

If you’ve ever lived outside of Minnesota you know you get the same question when people find out where you’re from. “Aren’t the winters cold there?” After getting this question dozens of times I say, “Yes but you just wear more clothes and walk faster.  You get used to it.”  People usually look at me […]

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 – 01.17.18

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.11.18

Park Rapids Area Snowmobile Trail Report; Chamber President, Butch De La Hunt – January 10, 2018 Groomers were out last week.  Many of the trails to the North of Park Rapids groomed up nicely as there was more snow to work with.  Trails that experienced early traffic groomed up better due to packed snow.   Itasca […]

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