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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 5.23.19

Walleye FishingThe walleye fishing has really ramped up throughout the area despite the crummy weather patterns.

Look for them in shallow water in the 4-8 ft range. Cast and snap jig 1/8 oz jigs along the sand/gravel patches found near shore or shoreline related flats—especially if there is a little wind blowing in. Tip the jig with a plastic swim bait or a real spot tail shiner.

Crappies are invading the shallows getting ready to spawn. Look for submerged cover near shore where a sand spawning bed can be made. Anchor far from the fish and cast a bobber minnow combo to the fish.  Bass are also prepping for the spawn, but be sure to release all Bass to protect the resource—eat other kinds of fish!

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

Outdoor Links

ATV Riders can explore Minnesota Trails for free June 7-9

Outdoor Events

Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour – May 25

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

Cirks Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament Lake Belle Taine – June 8

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

Walleye Fishing

Click to request a guide or see the digital copy.


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