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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 5.15.19


Capt Josh with a Crappie catch

The waters in the Park Rapids area are warming up rapidly!

With the water temps in the high 40’s to low 50 degree range, the fishing opener was good for most with a mix of Walleye and Pike—found in the shallows near shore 5-10 ft. of water using lie bait rigs and shiner minnows. Trolling Berkley Flicker Shads also produced fish.

The crappies are just starting to move into the shallows (3-5ft) if the sun is out. If the sun is missing, they can be found in deeper water nearby (7-15ft). The same holds true for the bluegills and bass.

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

Outdoor Links

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Upcoming Outdoor Events

Minnesota Bike Opener – May 18

Take Flight!  Spotting Spring Birds – May 18

Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour – May 25

Itasca’s Wildflower Walk & Evening Under the Pines – May 26

Visiting the area?  Here’s where to stay.

Once you’re here, 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

Park Rapids Fishing Report

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