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Fishing Report: 1-11-2022

2022.02.11    No Comments

Fishing in the Park Rapids has been good overall with travels conditions improving. Though plowed roads are still easiest, some lakes have solidified to where anglers can travel, even towing a wheel-house, practically anywhere. Yet slushy conditions still exist and can be cumbersome on a number of lakes. Walleye anglers are experiencing moderate action, but […]

February Business Member Of The Month

2022.02.08    No Comments

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our first ever Business Member of the Month – Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen! They are the #1 potato company in North America and #2 worldwide (for now – we know they’ll be #1 soon!). They provide potato products all over thanks to the help of […]

February Blog

2022.02.03    No Comments

February 2022 Celebrate all that is winter Need an excuse to head north? With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and an abundance of snow, it’s a great time to visit. A snowmobile woods race the last weekend in January showed how great conditions are on our hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. They will […]

Fishing Report: 1-25-22

2022.01.27    No Comments

Lake travel continues to offer challenges with widespread flooding on most local lakes. However, anglers who are getting out are experience good action! Walleye anglers are getting fish sporadically in the 23-28 foot range, primarily early morning and evening. Crappies have been biting very well in basin areas ranging from 20-30 ft. Sunfish continue to […]

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 […]

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