Weekly Fishing Report
Submitted by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store
The Park Rapids Area Fishery has been putting smiles on the faces of local anglers as the bluegill, perch and crappie action is heating up. Don’t be afraid to start moving to shallower waters; as the lakes re-oxygenate, the crappie will move as shallow as 6 feet of water to feed. Mantrap Lake is still the lake to set up shop for continuous action while Two Inlets Lake is producing the big crappies, but they are not as plentiful. Tie on a KenKatch™ Boss Jig™ and tip it with a minnow head or wax worm if you are after a bucket full of jumbo perch. Set up camp on the break-line on or near a point in 6 to 10 feet of water, be prepared to be on the move and drill multiple holes. The drilling often attracts perch and moving to find the feeding fish may be necessary. The Crow Wing chain of lakes gives you the best chance of catching bluegills in size and numbers. Very small #14 or #12 tungsten jigs paired with a wax worm will entice the even the most sluggish of “sunnies” to bite. Most any of the weed covered sunken islands on the chain will produce a good day’s catch. Stop by the store to see our ever growing Ice Castle inventory and also get the most up to date fishing tips, tricks, and hot spots from our expert staff. We look forward to seeing you soon!
|Brad Campbell pictured here with his recent jumbo perch catch. The bigger of the two fish was 13.35″
Photo Courtesy of Smokey Hills Outdoors Store