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  January 2021 Make your own fun   When we were kids and mom wanted to get us out of her hair, she told us to go outside. Even in winter, we made our own fun. We went sledding, built a snowman, put up a snow fort, played fox and goose in our booted feet. […]

Fishing Report

There is decent walkable ice scattered throughout the Park Rapids area.  Do your research before venturing out as no ice is ever 100% safe!  However, this time of the year we are catching fish just a couple minute walk off of most shorelines. Stick to the shallow weed beds and weed edges where the bluegills, […]

Fishing Report

Wow, winter is here…almost 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.   Focus on shallow feeding shelves just outside in-flowing rivers/creeks […]

Fishing Report

If your into catching big panfish, then this is your week in the Park Rapids area. The biggest of the sunfish can be found where the walleyes roam. We are catching good numbers of big sunfish in the 15-25 ft range. Sunken islands close to shore that top off in the 15-25 ft. range have been the best. If […]

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 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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 08.13.18

Capt. Josh lets us know what’s biting and how to reel them in! We have been hammering the Walleyes all week.  Lindy rigs and crawlers at the lake basins 30-40 ft deep. A red #2 hook is a good bet. Crappies remain strong in the shallow weed beds at 6-10 ft using a jig and […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.25.18

Where are fish hiding?  Capt. Josh knows! Big bluegill and bass are hitting plastics worked along the inside weed edges in the 5-10 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs for the panfish and 1/4 oz swim baits for the bass. Walleyes can be caught in the lake basins in the 20-40 ft range using bottom […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.28.18

Wow, the fishing is hot! I’m talking everything, and it’s been that way for weeks. Walleyes and crappies in the shallow weeds—(6-10ft), Bass on the new weed lines 12-17ft, Trout setting up on thermoclines- 15-25 ft, big ‘Gills coming off the beds 5-8 ft, Pike cruising shallow of shore sunken “grassy” islands 7-10ft.  Its wide […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.23.18

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The Bluegills and 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 […]

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