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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 6.5.19

Crappie action

Catch some Crappie action!

The Crappie action in the Park Rapids area is on fire and the fish just keep getting bigger.

Crappies up to 16 inches have been caught this week using 1/16 oz jigs tipped with a small white twister tail or a Croppie minnows making a long cast and slowly swimming the jig back to the boat in depths of 2 to 4 feet of water. The Walleye action has also picked up nicely trolling crankbaits over shallow sand weed flats in the 6-10 ft depth range.

Shiner or Perch patterns have been working the best. The bass are spawning so they will hit anything thrown at them. A senko worm rig has been extremely effective. Please release the bass.

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

Outdoor Events

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

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


Get in the boat with the lake maps in our guide! Click the picture to get to the guide request page.


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