Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 11.28.18

The ice is firming up nicely in the Park Rapids area but beware of thin spots due to current, geese, ducks, or wind! We have been sticking to the smaller lakes and cashing in on panfish—mainly Bluegills and Crappies. There have also been some nice bonus Walleyes mixed in with the “pannies” as well. Tip- […]

Teach kids the dangers of ice

From the Minnesota DNR: Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.18.18

Cold temps are bringing the big fish shallow—especially the pike and muskies. Troll sucker decoys rigged on a quick strike rig just off the break line about 7-10 down and hang on. Look for walleyes all over the board—weed lines, deep main lake holes (40-70ft) they will be on the bottom in either way.  Slowly […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.4.18

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves. However, the fall fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to finish their turn over process. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a […]

100 Years of Summer Contest Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of our 100 Years of Summer photo contests.  We had many beautiful pictures submitted in both categories.  Steve Heriot of Heriot Creative Studio was generous enough to judge the Fun in the Sun Contest for us. Press play to see the winners!    

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.26.18

Fall is here and the fishing is a changin’ for the best. Crappies are starting to gather on deep muddy basins in large schools. They are being found in 20-30 ft of water. Use an 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a fathead minnow to land these brutes. Walleyes are being caught of steep breaks with […]

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