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Blog – June 2020 Shelter at home

June 2020 Shelter at our place   It’s been a tough couple of months with students at home, possibly challenging our math skills, while working at home demands time and attention. Or maybe you’ve done a 1,000-piece puzzle and learned how to bake bread. Now the outdoors is calling and, while we want everyone to […]

Fishing Report

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The bluegills/crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less.  Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or bluegills this time of year.  The walleyes are leaning towards any new weed growth—on the […]

PRDBA photo contest winners announced

Winners of the winter-spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) photo contest are Brad Lee, Mike Sheeran and Barbra Wicks, all of Park Rapids. This was the PRDBA’s 20th contest. Lee’s photo, Great Blue Heron, won in the Wildlife category and was taken at Fish Hook Lake. Sheeran’s winning photo, Secret Spot, won in the […]

Fishing Report – Fishing Opener 2020

Its going to be a great opener in the Park Rapids area! The crappies are starting to invade the shallows and the walleyes are done spawning so they will be on the chomp as well.  For the crappies find warm water and bring some bobbers, #6 hooks, and crappie minnows.  For the sunfish—the same but […]

Blog – Fishing is not cancelled

Fishing is not cancelled The outdoors is a sanctuary for those of us fortunate enough to live in homes with yards, gardens, trees and lakes. The ice has gone out, loons are back, trees are budding and a warm spell has allowed spring rituals like raking and washing windows to begin. Most local events that […]


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