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Fishing Report

Wow, winter is here…almost

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Fall fishing is at its finest on the Park Rapids Lakes Area.  Walleyes can be found shallow at night by trolling crankbaits in 6-10 ft. of water.

A flashy Pearl #7 Berkley Flicker Minnow is a very productive walleye catching bait.

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Focus on shallow feeding shelves just outside in-flowing rivers/creeks or culverts.  Current areas are key!

If you are into catching a bunch of nice sized northern pike which are lurking amongst the “still green” shallow weed flats along shoreline breaks than dig out the rattle baits like the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in a gold chrome pattern and cast and retrieve or troll the bait around the depth ranges of 6-12 ft. of water.  And be ready for some bonus bass to smack the bait as well.

fishing action ratle trap


Crappies are hanging on deep mud basins in the 20-30 ft. range.  A jig and a minnow combination slowly dragged on or just above the bottom will put fish in the boat.

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Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun!

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service  218-732-9919

Captain Josh Hagemeister


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