Bringing Families Together.

Weekly Deals & News 8/28/16 to 9/3/16

As our lives get busier and busier every year, it seems like we have less time to do the things we enjoy. Vacations get shorter, as work takes it’s place.

So what is the solution? Make time for what and who you love.

Maybe a quick weekend get-away or couple of days in a state campground. How about a day fishing on the ice? Truth is that it doesn’t really matter where you go or for how long, but rather who you are with.

That is why Smokey Hills Outdoor Store makes is really easy to buy or custom order the perfect fish house. Leaving more time to spend with your family.

Do your Homework:
With so many models and options where do I even start? Here are a few ideas.

YouTube channel
We have over a hundred videos showing custom builds, upgrades, standard houses and even strange requests.

Facebook Page
Our Facebook page is full of pictures and comments of customers that have bought houses from us. Scroll through the comments to find questions from people, like yourself, looking for answers.

Ice Castle Owners Group (ICOG)
Already own an Ice Castle fish house? Ask to join this group for great discussions about your next build.

Talk to Nathan, Greg or Hendri in Park Rapids
The guys will walk you through the process, step by step. We have helped make thousands of families dreams come true. They are the best at what they do, caring about what you need.
We will be able to draw up a blueprint, recommend changes and accessories, layout the pricing in a simple way and help get the financing squared away.

Service after the Sale
At Smokey Hills we can do all of our own warranty and service, right here in Park Rapids.
That means we inspect every single house that comes in, leaving nothing to chance on your vacation.
We also keep a huge inventory of parts and accessories on hand, so work gets done fast!
Need help or advice? We are the only dealer that is open 7 days a week 8am to 6pm. Someone is always a phone call away.

Order Parts and accessories without leaving your house. is a fast growing website with tons of the most popular Parts and Accessories.
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49. Go check them out!

With Smokey Hills Outdoor Store making it this easy, the biggest question has to be…..Where is our next vacation?!?

Park Rapids Fishing Report 8/28/16 to 9/3/16
Walleye – With most of the nights falling below 60 degrees now, the water temp on the surface is starting to cool down, triggering most fish to start packing on the pounds for the long frigid northern Minnesota winters. Still hanging around the weed lines in about 16’-22’ of water. On the hunt for a VMC “Neon Moon Eye” either rigged under a slip bobber or dropped to the bottom and jigged. Both methods paired with a redtail or crawler works well.
Northern Pike – Hunkered down in the thickest weed growth in anywhere from 8’-16’. Looking for an easy perch or shiner to swim by. Find a lure that resembles a perch or shiner or tie on a Rapala “Rippin Rap” to imitate the bait fish and to fish any various depth.
Bass – Similar to last week, the majority of the bigger bass will be out in 12’-16’ of water. For deeper swimming bass tie on a VMC “Heavy duty wide gap” hook paired with a YUM “Christie Craw” to get down to their depths. For the shallower fish up in the pads, cabbage, and around docks tie on a Lunkerhunt “Pocket Frog” or “Combat Frog”  that will make bass jump out of the water!
Sunfish/Crappie – Scattered through 5’-15’ in the thicker cabbage beds, coontails, and deep growing bulrushes. Mostly on the hunt for a Lindy “Little Nipper” either underneath a slip bobber or even cast and retrieve. Tip the little nipper with a crappie minnow, worm, or waxy for best luck at filling the bucket.

Josh Severtson

Need advice or help on how to do it? Come see Josh in the fishing department!

Pictured: Jennifer Platz with two crayfish

Previous Winner:
“Got home from work on wednesday night and j had a package waiting for me.. Almost like Christmas!!! I was surprised to find an awesome looking hat and gift card!!! I’m wearing the hat proudly and have had many people ask where smokey hills is located.  I gladly tell them and brag up your store. Telling them if you need it they’ve got it and if they don’t you don’t really need it anyway!! Thanks again for the awesome customer service! Wish i was closer then 200 miles to your store as i would spend plenty!!!! Maybe it’s a good thing…  I’m not currently in the market for a new ice castle  ( two kids in college….). But when i am you know where i’ll be buying my next one!!
Thanks again!!”
Dave Grabau
5 Piece Kit Includes:
Gerber ® miniature multi-tool
Needle nose pliers
Wire cutters
Fine edge knife
Serrated knife
Phillips screwdriver
Small flat driver
Medium flat driver
Lanyard ring
Bottle opener
Waterproof bag
Miniature light
Hand saw
Signaling mirror
Survival blanket
Fire starter
Waterproof matches
Cotton ball: Fire tinder
Snare wire
Emergency cord
Waxed thread
Fishing kit
Sewing kit
Lightweight, ripstop nylon bag with waterproof zipper
Land to air rescue instructions
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Every Subscriber has a chance to win every week!

Valid 8/28/16 to 9/3/16


Moultrie A7i
Game CameraNow $69.99!!!




SAVAGE Rifles – REBATES up to $75 back

Valid Sunday (08/28/16) to Saturday (09/3/2016)

The easiest way to upgrade your Fish house is to switch to LED lights.

Buy Now

Ice Castle Deal of the Week:

Used 2015 American Surplus Ice Castle Grandpa’s Hideout

$500 OFF!
Now $6999 

(Not valid with any other offers or deals Valid 8/27/16 to 9/3/16 only)
Looking to see some of the new models that Ice Castle has to offer? Stop in at Smokey Hills Outdoor Store in beautiful Park Rapids.SEE ALL OUR USED HOUSES HERE

We offer financing on used Ice Castle Fish Houses with $0 down, interest rates starting at 3.99% and payments as low as $100 per month.


NEW VIDEOS this week on our Youtube channel
Three Custom Grand Castle Platinums!
Huge! 2017 30ft Kings Castle
New design Kings Castle for a customer. Slide out.
Awesome new interior. It’s a 26ft slide out Diamond Edition!
Very unique lightweight 6×16 with baywindow
Cool. Midsized. Ready for early season.
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