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leechmann

Just fished Fishhook last night. I had to make a trail with my snowmobile three days ago and let it freeze down. Then the second day I shoveled a spot for my fishouse. I drilled and hole on the shoveled area and let it flood. The water came up 5 inches over the ice. I then went back yesterday and pulled my house out on the road I made and blocked it up over the new ice, on the flooded area I had made. I caught 4 perch and 3 walleyes, all small. I then returned to the lake today and found my house was begining to freeze down so I chopped it out and pulled it off the lake. Not pretty.

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lungdeflator

Going pretty small for 'em? How deep?

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leechmann

23 ft

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scotta

My father-in-law recently bought a year round home on fish hook. Im thinking of going for the weekend. I dont have a snowmobile. I believe his place is right off 18 on the west side of lake. He says theres houses out in front of his place. I think theres a big dropoff there. Are there places I can drive to or am I stuck walking out from his house. I usually fish crappies, but I am assuming they are fishing walleyes out there. I have never fished in park rapids areas. Can anybody give me a few tips on what lakes are good for walleye and crappie. Thanks.

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leechmann

Well, you were right about the walleyes out in front of your father in law's place. There is nowhere to drive on the lake from over there and I doubt weather you can get there in a vehicle. Your best bet would be to walk from in front of his place, out to the break. The weedline is at 21 feet. This is where I woould set up to fish walleyes. If you are looking for panfish, on fishook, drive over to the access on Hwy 71, over by the big group of houses and look for 9 to 14 ft of water. It will be weedy but they catch them over there. I would wonder off to the right of the access, but either way will work.

Later in the spring this area really picks up.

Good Luck

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jpaulson

How limited is travel on the lake right now? I would either head out with a truck and portable or truck and wheelhouse.

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leechmann

You will only be able to get around where the roads a plowed. There is a road out off of the Hwy 71. The other plowed road is out of the assembly grounds access, which is off of CR 1, up by the Headwaters Golf course.

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pikerliker

When is the annual fishing derby on Fishhook this year?

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fish-n-fool

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2009

1 pm- 3:30 pm

FISH HOOK LAKE

PARK RAPIDS, MN

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fish-n-fool

I'm hitting the one in Alexandria. Same date but the derby starts at noon, ends at 3:00.

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JbuZZo

I'll be at the Park Rapids derby with a buddy, looking forward to it!

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kosterguide

anyone getting gills out there

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leechmann

My son was out on fishook yesterday. He and his friend caught three crappies. They said the ice was about a foot thick. There were lots of people walking out there and a few drove atv's. The ice is getting a little iffe around the edge.

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    • Hoey
      Oh I forgot to mention is was b*#%hing cold.  Minus 33 Saturday morning and -36 on Sunday morning.  We had to leave one sled behind at the cabin on Saturday and it took forever to get the Solo started on the auger.  Maybe time for an electric.     Nice niece catching day Pro-V!!!
    • Mike89
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    • PRO-V
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