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Fishing and Trail Report – January 29, 2014

Weekly Fishing Report
Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store on Tuesday, January 28
The Park Rapids Area fishery has been providing table fare in recent days for those willing to fight the cold temperatures. The walleye are moving slightly deeper with 21 to 24 feet of water being the key depths to set up shop. The northwest side of Fish Hook Lake as well as the east arm of Potato Lake will put a fillets in the bucket from 4:30pm to 7pm. Once again the KenKatch™ Boss Jig™ tipped with a rainbow minnow or minnow head has been hooking the most ‘eyes. The crappies have suspended down 25 feet over 30 to 40 feet of water on Long Lake east, Island Lake and Eagle Lakes. Tie on a yellow or red Lindy™ tungsten Top Toad™ and tip it with a wax worm for the best chance for success. The bite starts at 4:30pm and goes throughout the night. Stop by the store for more detailed and lake specific fishing reports. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Marc & Makenzie Grewe with a 27.5, 7 1/2lbs Walleye caught on the Fish Hook chain of lakes. January 18, 2014
Photo courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store
Trail Reports
Reported by Forest Riders Snowmobile Club on Monday, January 27
The Park Rapids and Two Inlets area continues to receive new snowfall the past two weeks.  The groomers are out this week refreshing the trails with the new snow received this past weekend.  The trails are being reported as in excellent condition with the extra snow.  Keep in mind, there may be trails that are being used for logging, but there is still sufficient snow for passage…use caution.  On Wednesday, the forecast is predicting temperatures in the teens through the weekend.  Come ride the trails, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and be safe!
Reported by Nevis Trailblazers Snowmobile Club on Saturday, January 25

Over the last 3-4 days we have received approximately 4-5 inches and we continue to groom away.  This much needed snow has helped keep the trail system in pretty good shape.  Once the weather cooperates a little we can start enjoying them!!


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