By: Jennifer Bateman | Wednesday, June 05, 2013
(Not a recent picture, but proof that crappie fishing can be very good on Two Inlets Lake.)
If you like crappie fishing, Two Inlets Lake is typically a great lake to catch 12 and 13 inch crappies, as well as plenty of eating size crappies in the 10 to 11 inch range. However, because our weather so far this spring has been cooler, we are still waiting for them to really start hitting. They haven't spawned yet and don't seem to be on their spawning beds yet. Bob and Jack went out two nights ago and caught a couple, but nothing worthy of a picture.
The Park Rapids Area Chamber web site offers a regular fishing report explaining what area fishing guides are finding for any given week. Here is an excerpt from this week's report regarding panfish.
"The Park Rapids pan fishing has been great in recent days as, once again, they are to be found where water temperatures are warmest in the lake. Bluegills will be found near floating vegetation from 1ft to 6ft deep. They are easy to catch from our long drawn out winter; they are still waiting on the insect hatch to fill their bellies. A classic slip bobber, lead sinker and GamakatsuTM hook set up is the best rig to put on the water. Small leeches are doing well and stay on the hook better and longer then crawlers. Flu FluTM jigs tipped with a crappie minnow is this week's hot crappie lure. They have just begun to move away from the muddy shallows and out into 6 to 8 feet of water."
Until next time, ~~ Jennifer
Jennifer owns and operates Two Inlets Resort with her husband, Bob. The resort is located north of Park Rapids, MN and close to Itasca State Park. Family fishing is a common activity at their resort.