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Fishing Report 1/20/22

2022.01.21    No Comments

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 […]

Fishing Report 1-12-22

2022.01.13    No Comments

The key word for this week in the Park Rapids area is “accessibility” Though the ice is thick enough to support vehicle travel on our lakes, snow and slush are the challenges. Plowed roads are only created by private individuals, so inquire with one of our local bait shops for information on travel. Crappie action […]

Fishing Report 1-3-22

2022.01.03    No Comments

With a considerable amount of snowfall last week, everyone wants to know about the ice and travel conditions. Though there is a lot of snow, anglers are still accessing the majority of the lakes. Ice thickness varies from 11-15”, so vehicle travel is possible on numerous bodies of water. Though flooding is happening in certain […]

January 2022 Blog

2021.12.30    No Comments

January 2022 A winter wonderland awaits If your New Year’s resolution is to celebrate winter, it’s go time. The new year brings snow to play in whether you want to go snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a snowman. The Minnesota Department of Natural […]

Fishing Report: 12-27-21

2021.12.27    No Comments

Ice conditions in the Park Rapids area have improved quickly. Small bodies of water have 11 to 13 inches of ice while larger lakes have 7 to 11 inches. But remember ice conditions vary from lake to lake and even from area to area on one lake. Panfish anglers have been doing very well. Shallow […]

Fishing Report: 12-13-2021

2021.12.13    No Comments

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are having good success, but are still accessing lakes dependent upon ice conditions. Small bodies of water have approximately 6-8” of ice while some of the large lakes still have sections of open water. Use extreme caution and check ice thickness as you go due to variable conditions. Anglers […]

Fishing Report 12-9-2021

2021.12.09    No Comments

Ice conditions in the Park Rapids area vary greatly, so anglers should proceed with great caution. The larger, deep lakes such as Long, Big Sand, Fish Hook, etc., are finally capping over, but even small sections of open water can expand with wind and warmer temps. Small lakes are experiencing angler foot traffic, but with […]

Blog: December 2021

2021.12.09    No Comments

December 2021 Take time to smell the hot chocolate Mother Nature decorated the countryside with snow before Thanksgiving, and up north that means the white-frosted ground and pines will stay beautiful all winter. A few more inches of the white stuff will give snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts the Christmas gift they want […]

Heart of the Holidays Webcam

2021.11.26    No Comments

Downtown Webcam


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