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December 29, 2012
Anglers spending time on the ice in the Park Rapids area are experiencing some great panfish activity in addition to walleyes and northern pike.  Most lakes offer 8-12"  of ice which has given opportunity to travel by snowmobile, ATV and in some cases, vehicles for access.  (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Anglers catching great panfish
December 29, 2012 - 11:00am
December 22, 2012
Ice drill blades are a great gift for any angler in your life.  Even if their blades aren't currently dull, they will achieve that status at some point and require replacement.
Fishing gifts for the last minutes
December 22, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 15, 2012
Local anglers are beginning to venture out on many small to mid-sized lakes that offer 4-8 inches of good, solid ice.  Yet angler beware, larger bodies of water won't have the same ice thickness and can still be dangerous to those trying to travel atop. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Ice time has arrived on most of the smaller lakes
December 15, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 12, 2012
The derby usually attracts 2,000 people to the icy surface of Fish Hook Lake. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
2013 fishing contest set for Feb. 2; $110,000 in prizes
December 12, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 8, 2012
This fish house on Lake George plunged into the water instead of resting on the ice due to a combination of some warm days and thin ice.  Anglers should take precaution when taking their early ice voyages, ensuring their safety and turning back if ice conditions are sub-satisfactory. (Submitted photo)
Bring safety gear for early ice outing
December 8, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 1, 2012
Buying and selling outdoor related gear is easy through options such as classifieds and the Internet, at minimal cost to both parties.  Including a picture of the item for sale, like this youth-sized four-wheeler, often increases the ad's effectiveness. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Tips on buying, selling your toys
December 1, 2012 - 11:00am
November 17, 2012
This female springer/lab was found running on less than an inch of ice on Duck Lake last year at this time. Fortunately, with the help of Headwater's Humane Society, "Surely" found a new home. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock Talk: Staying safe during 'tween' time
November 17, 2012 - 1:00pm
November 10, 2012
Anglers looking to catch big fish and experience areas outside of their comfort zone should compile their personal "Minnow Bucket List" of the destinations they'd like to visit.  Guide Jim Hudson of Bayfield, Wis. presents a trophy brown trout that you could possibly catch within a reasonable distance from Park Rapids. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock Talk: What's on your minnow bucket list?
November 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
November 3, 2012
A few nice walleye or northern pike like this one work well for a late fall back-up plan to deer hunting, granted you harvest a deer in the opening days of the firearms season.  After that, it's possible and probable that the lakes will be frozen. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Bring the boat for deer season
November 3, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2012
An industry first, the Clam Six-Pack offers six exterior walls and massive space to accommodate numerous anglers.
Deer season transitions to fishing
October 27, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 20, 2012
Big bass turn into suckers when jigs, spinner baits and swim baits are offered in the fall. This beauty fell for the ever-popular jig-n-pig in shallow water on a cool, rainy day this past week. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock talk: Bass are active despite cool water
October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 13, 2012
Jon Gravdahl , left,  and Dean Christofferson have been crowned as the Park Rapids Enterprise's Team of the year for the third time consecutively.  The duo defended their title by placing no lower than 7th in the four local multi-species tournaments. (Enterprise file photo)
Dock Talk: Local anglers notch three-peat win
October 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 6, 2012
Now is a good time to buy and sell boats to allow enough time to take advantage of factory offered incentives and do the research necessary to find the perfect watercraft to suit your needs before next spring. (Submitted photo)
Dock Talk: Season to sell and buy boats is here
October 6, 2012 - 1:00pm
September 29, 2012
Various fish species prefer different sizes of bait, which is especially evident while using minnows; a great presentation during fall. Big minnows will typically yield larger predator fish, while smaller minnows usually entice smaller panfish and gamefish throughout the autumn. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Tempt baitfish with minnows in fall
September 29, 2012 - 1:00pm
September 26, 2012
Planning under way for 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener
September 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
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