Fishing is the classic awesome right now!
Late ice is obviously going to linger a while yet, and frankly the best panfish bite is yet to come. I’ve been whacking the fish on the NorthLand Tackle Bro Bug and the JB Weevil Lure tipped with a wax worm in anywhere from 4-10 feet of water. I’m also using the baits suspended just outside these depths catching crappies during the twilight hours. #5 jigging Rapalas tipped with small minnow head on the middle hook are also catching big crappies in the 15-25 ft range.
The best colors are glow/white, green or pink. Weed flats with new weeds sprouting out of the bottom are also holding fish. Use an Aqua View camera to verify new weed growth under the ice.
Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun! Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, Captain Josh Hagemeister.
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Making the trip up? Here’s where to stay.
Once you’re in the area, stop into the Tourist Information Center off of Highway 71 South in Park Rapids. We’ve got lake maps, river maps and more. What we don’t have, we’ll find for you.
Tourist Information Center
1204 Park Avenue South
Park Rapids, MN 56470