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Fishing Report 1/20/22

Lakes around the Park Rapids area are experience slush/flooding in isolated areas. Vehicle travel should only be attempted on plowed roads. ** PLEASE DO NOT DRILL HOLES DIRECTLY ON PLOWED ROADS**


Crappie and northern pike have definitely been the two most active species recently. The early morning and evening basin crappie bite has been very good, mostly in mid-depth ranges of 12-22 feet, while the northern pike fishing has been best in depths less than 18 feet. Walleye action has slowed but anglers putting in long hours after sunset are experiencing short bursts of activity. The key is being on the lake when the next wave of fish rolls through. 12-20 feet has been the most productive range. Sunfish anglers have primarily been finding active schools of fish on the outside weed edges. Both live bait and plastics have been productive.   Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the upcoming Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby on Fish Hook Lake, Saturday, February 5. For more information, such as how to purchase a ticket by mail, contact the Legion at 218-732-3360


Go Fish! Guide Service

Jason Durham 218-252-2278


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