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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service – 9.28.16

img_0615 img_0614Water temps in the Park Rapids area have been hanging around the high 50s. The Crappie bite has been steadily getting better day by day and is not uncommon to go out and catch limits of nice 12 inch sized crappies now. Look for them in the 20 foot depth range using a jig head and a fathead minnow lower down to the crappies and vertically Jigged. You must rely heavily on your ability to read your sonar to locate the schools of suspended crappies over the deeper water. Musky action has also been good. Using both bucktails and or live sucker rigs  is a good way to provide action for the novice musky angler.    Weed beds adjacent to deep water and steep drop offs will hold the muskies along with some bonus large northern pike. Walleyes can be caught combing through the 15 to 24 range using Lindy rigs and lively rainbow chubs. Also pay attention to the deep weed line as they will hold Fish up to first ice. With October looming trolling crank baits  at night under the full moon is also a good way to hook a trophy size walleye. Good luck out there Captain Josh and Minnesota Fishing Guide Service 218-732-9919.


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