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Ice Fishing Report

  Ice fishing in the Park Rapids area is in full swing—as long as you are walking or using a small ATV. The ice varies in thickness greatly (3”-7”) so you must be cautious. Remember, ice is never 100% safe! Especially now that there is quite a bit of snow on the ice acting as […]

Fishing tip Silver and Gold Panfish

Attract and catch more pan fish by getting aggressive   I like to have a rod rigged up with a medium sized gold or silver jigging spoon like a JBlures Weasel, Kastmaster, or a Northland buckshot spoon. I spend the majority of my day searching for schools of panfish.  It starts with marking them through […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report 9.16.19

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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 4.11.19

There is still a bit of ice fishing to be had in the Park Rapids area—but not for long. We have been focusing on perch and other panfish like crappies and bluegills. And of course the accidental bass or pike is caught (must be released—season closed) so that adds to the fun as well. Shallow […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 3.27.19

If you like late ice crappies-this is the time to grab a room and ice fish the Park Rapids area! Fish are staging for the spring melt on the drop offs just outside spawning areas. Some crappies and Bluegills are already cruising the shallow weedy flats just outside old bulrush beds from last year in […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 2.28.19

Wow has the travel on the ice become difficult.  However, the fishing is great if you can get out there. Late ice fishing patterns are starting as the panfish are beginning to gather near potential spawning areas. With that said concentrate on the drop off near shallow spawning bays usually not too far from shore. […]

Embrace the Bold North

After the Polar Vortex, February promises less talk about the weather and more doing outdoors. Who needs an excuse to head north with Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events coming up? The upside of subzero temps is thick ice and insurance on all the snow that’s fallen so far. And the […]

Fishing Derby Fishing Tips from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s

Fishing Derby Fishing Tips from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Who doesn’t like a fun old fashioned fishing derby? With a little luck you’re driving away in a new truck.  Here are three simple tips that can help up the odds in a controlled fishing derby (pre-determined area with pre drilled holes). 1. Fish the outside […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 1.23.19

Thick ice and good fishing can be found around the Park Rapids area! Crappie fishing has been good—with many of the lakes providing action all day long! Depth ranges can vary from 12-25ft depending on the lake that’s being fished.  Crappie minnows on a plain #6 hook under a bobber has been the ticket on […]

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