Snow has recently filled the sky in the Park Rapids area and the decline of the overnight temperatures have forced the area lakes to follow suit. As the water continues to cool, the fish take notice and are active throughout the day. A heavy, white jig paired with a rainbow minnow is a great set up if you are after walleyes. Find them feeding in 15 to 25 feet on the various sunken islands. Pike are very active as they thrive in cold water. A Kalin’s™ ½ oz jig paired with a sucker minnow or an inline bucktail by Musky Mania™ will spark their interest. Crappie are already schooling in the deeper water up to 40ft and are unmistakable on the graph as they take up most of the water column. The largemouth bass are at their peak weight and are snacking on everything in sight on the deep running points. A Rapala DT-20 crankbait or a Z-Man swimbait will bring them top-side. For the most up to date fishing report, stop by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store. Have a free hot coffee and visit with our friendly staff and check out our impressive Ice Castle inventory. We hope to see you very soon!
(Local angler and guide Ryan Marjama pictured with his recently landed 43″ Park Rapids area pike)