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Heart of the Holidays plus more festive events!

2019.11.08    No Comments

A rundown of Heart of the Holidays events this year. Click the links below the list for more information and more events all around the area!       Nov 9 The Big November Craft & Vendor Show  8th Annual Hunting Opener Vendor & Craft Show Nov 15-Dec 13 KK Radio Network Christmas Cash Giveaway […]

Fishing Report Tip

2019.11.06    No Comments

Since the open water fishing has about come to a halt due to early staged of freeze up and the deer hunting season, I will provide fishing tips until the first safe ice fishing report is generated. So you tie on a new ice jig—tungsten, lead, tiny hook and all—whatever. You go to the “honey […]

November 2019

2019.11.01    No Comments

Winter is knocking on our door   After a storm ended a spectacular fall leaf show and a late heavy frost killed off the last blooming flowers, the stage is set for snow. It hasn’t arrived yet, but ice is beginning to form around the edges of ponds and lakes and winter is knocking at […]

Fishing Report 10-21-19

2019.10.29    No Comments

      Fall is finally here, all of the lakes have turned over and the big fish are on the chomp. The fish are staging in first ice areas (which are similar to early summer locations) A live bait rig or jig with a large rainbow chub worked slowly along the remaining weed lines […]

Naturally, fall may be the best season of all

2019.09.30    No Comments

With an unseasonably late first frost, fall colors in the woods and along roads and trails remain vibrant and fall colors have not peaked yet. Gardeners are enjoying the extended season and the fall crop harvest is well underway. When temperatures shift, fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay and wetlands. Some […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report 9.16.19

2019.09.18    No Comments

Fall Crappie fishing has kicked in throughout the Park Rapids area Concentrate on the deeper muddy bottoms in the 19-25 ft range. Use an 1/8 oz jig tipped with a crappie minnow and keep a close eye on your electronics so you know how high off the bottom to keep the jig. Northern Pike can […]

September 2019 Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes

2019.09.09    No Comments

Brilliant yellow sunflowers are washing fields and scarlet red leaves are showing on maples here and there. The northern landscape will soon ripen with fall colors so breathtaking you won’t be able to resist a drive, bike ride or walk to take them all in. Or jump on an ATV trail and explore the back […]

Find food, fun and fantastic music at August festivals

2019.07.30    No Comments

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.19.19

2019.07.19    No Comments

Mid-summer crappie action is in full swing. Crappies can be found schooled in and around heavy shallow weed beds in the 8-12 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs worked along the edges of the weeds about half way down to the bottom or just swimming through the tops of the weeds will produce fish. Mid-day […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.2.19

2019.07.02    No Comments

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 […]

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