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Fishing Report 10/20/22

Fall definitely has it all when it comes to fishing in the Park Rapids area!

Water temps have dropped into the low to mid 50’s and the fish are VERY active. Walleye anglers are having one of the best opportunities to consistently catch fish and anglers are seeing the best success in the 18-24ft with minnows and glide baits. Northern pike have been mixed in with the walleyes, and inhabiting the same depths, though some of the larger pike have been found in shallow cabbage weeds. Bass have been very active, but largemouth and smallmouth have been residing in two different environments. Largemouth have been very shallow around vegetation. However, smallmouth have been present in deeper water, 18-30ft. Keep in mind that smallmouth bass are catch and release only during this period. Muskie anglers have been seeing some of the best success for big fish of the entire season. Trolling hardbaits and letting giant sucker minnows swim beneath a bobber have been top producers.


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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