Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Plan your visit to beautiful Park Rapids, Minnesota!

Find food, fun and fantastic music at August festivals

2019.07.30    No Comments

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.19.19

2019.07.19    No Comments

Mid-summer crappie action is in full swing. Crappies can be found schooled in and around heavy shallow weed beds in the 8-12 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs worked along the edges of the weeds about half way down to the bottom or just swimming through the tops of the weeds will produce fish. Mid-day […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.2.19

2019.07.02    No Comments

Park Rapid is on fire—especially the big walleyes. After numerous catches this week of big walleyes (6 lbs plus), the charts were topped with a beautiful 30” 11 lb. monster! Eaters and big fish are on the chomp-I’m talkin’ day bites—not night fishing. Fish the weed lines with red tail minnows and jigs—working the bait […]

Green glorious green

2019.07.01    No Comments

As we look forward to celebrating the red, white and blue, the landscape is displaying a thousand shades of green. From the pine trees and foliage overhead to the ferns and other native plants at our feet, the view from the bow of a boat or through the window is glorious green. The July calendar […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 6.24.19

2019.06.24    No Comments

Walleye fishing in the park rapids area has been really good. Many big fish and nice catches of big Walleyes as well. Look for the Walleyes to be in the 15-30 ft range in most lakes. Live bait rigs and leeches have been productive. Crappies are feeding heavily on weedy flats near shore in the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 6.5.19

2019.06.05    No Comments

The Crappie action in the Park Rapids area is on fire and the fish just keep getting bigger. Crappies up to 16 inches have been caught this week using 1/16 oz jigs tipped with a small white twister tail or a Croppie minnows making a long cast and slowly swimming the jig back to the […]

We’re here for you when you need a chance of pace

2019.05.31    No Comments

Did you just hear the kids say there’s nothing to do? Catch yourself eye-rolling at a staff meeting? Get delayed in traffic for the umpteenth time? If you’re seeing red and would rather look at green forests and blue water, it’s not too late to plan a stay in the Heartland Lakes. Choose a classic […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 5.29.19

2019.05.29    No Comments

The walleyes are still shallow due to the late shiner spawn. Try 5-10 ft of water with a jig tipped with a minnow. Make long casts or drag the jig behind the boat to avoid spooking the shallow fish. Smallmouth bass are just starting to head shallow, getting ready to spawn as well as the […]

Make safe boating top priority on Memorial Day weekend

2019.05.24    No Comments

Water remains dangerously cold, life jackets a necessity. From a 5/24/19 DNR Press Release Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer boating season, but boaters should keep in mind water temperatures remain spring-like. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges boaters to wear life jackets no matter the water temperature or season, but […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 5.23.19

2019.05.23    No Comments

The walleye fishing has really ramped up throughout the area despite the crummy weather patterns. Look for them in shallow water in the 4-8 ft range. Cast and snap jig 1/8 oz jigs along the sand/gravel patches found near shore or shoreline related flats—especially if there is a little wind blowing in. Tip the jig […]


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