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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.2.19


Click the picture for a better look at this 11 lb monster.

Park Rapid is on fire—especially the big walleyes.

After numerous catches this week of big walleyes (6 lbs plus), the charts were topped with a beautiful 30” 11 lb. monster! Eaters and big fish are on the chomp-I’m talkin’ day bites—not night fishing.

Fish the weed lines with red tail minnows and jigs—working the bait aggressively in the 12-15ft depths. Green ¼ oz. jigs seem to be the best. The bass are on the prowl on weedy flats in the 5-10ft range. Use white spinner baits or natural colored crank baits fished slowly through the weeds.

Northern Pike? Well they are aggressive as usual. Speed troll spinner baits above the weeds and enjoy bonus bass as well. Chartreuse color is hard to beat!

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

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

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Click to request your discovery guide.


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