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Fishing Report 9-30-2022

Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine.

Water temperatures in the Park Rapids area have dropped to the low 60’s. Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Walleye fishing has been good, primarily using minnows and glide baits in 18-26 feet if water. Largemouth bass have been very shallow following the first hard freeze of the year, when all of the amphibians enter the water and the bass go bananas. Look for them in less than 8ft of water. Smallmouth bass (which are currently catch and release ONLY) have been along rock/weed transitions and on deep water humps. Northern pike have been lurking in deep water following schools of baitfish. Concentrate on 18-30 ft. Panfish have been feeding heavily along remaking green vegetation in 10-20 ft. Muskie anglers are loving the fall bite! Look for green, flourishing cabbage weeds in less than 20 ft.

For information on local lakes or to schedule a fishing excursion, contact Jason Durham of Go Fish! Guide Service at 218-252-2278 or visit


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