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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 12.20.18

ice fishing
It’s a great time for crappies!

We have been hammering the crappies throughout the Park Rapids area with a ton of really nice fish being released for others to enjoy, keeping the healthy fish population this area is known for!

Shallow weed beds in the 6 -13 ft depth for a good daytime bite and suspended over the deeper holes while it’s dark outside.  Put the fish topside with small glow ants tipped with a crappie minnow.

Look to any decent weed line for a few bonus Walleyes and Pike as well using JB Lures weasel spoons tipped with a minnow head.

All of this fishing action is close to town which is perfect for a weekend stay in the Park Rapids Area.  Mix in a few schools of big sunfish and you’ve got your hands full. Just about all of the area lakes are “hot” right now!

Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun! Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, Captain Josh Hagemeister.

Upcoming ice fishing events

Menahga Family Fishing Derby  January 19, 2019

American Legion Ice Fishing Derby  February 2, 2019

Audrey’s Purple Dream Fishing Tournament and Polar Plunge  Feb 9, 2019


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