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Park Rapids Fishing Report – November 19, 2020

2020.11.19    No Comments

As the small shallow lakes freeze I’m leaning towards the big lakes in the Boat Ice under 5” is not a good idea. If your in a Boat concentrate on early ice locations and presentations. Just don’t tell the fish you are in a Boat. Lol. Fish the weed lines for walleyes and suspended panfish. […]

November 2020 – Variations on a theme as late fall settles in

2020.11.03    No Comments

November 2020 Variations on a theme as late fall settles in Snow came early this fall, catching most of us off guard with fall chores yet to be done and winter gear still stashed away. We even saw a few snowmobilers out for an early run. A few days of warm weather in the forecast […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.27    No Comments

Wow, winter is here…almost Fall fishing is at its finest on the Park Rapids Lakes Area.  Walleyes can be found shallow at night by trolling crankbaits in 6-10 ft. of water. A flashy Pearl #7 Berkley Flicker Minnow is a very productive walleye catching bait.   Focus on shallow feeding shelves just outside in-flowing rivers/creeks […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.21    No Comments

If you can brave the cold, the walleye bite surrounding Park Rapids is HOT!! Jig/minnow combos or live bait rig/minnow combos are both top choices. Florescent Orange or Green have been the top colors. Rainbow chubs, small suckers, or red tails have all been boating fish. Look for fish along the bottom of breaks that […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.14    No Comments

Hello everyone, Fall fishing is here! Between the awesome grouse hunting and fishing throughout the area, I’m not sure what to do. I do know that when I’m catching crappies bigger than a bucket I’m in 30 ft. of water fishing a 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a Berkley Gulp white 2” grub.  And occasionally, […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.07    No Comments

Fall crappie fishing is in full swing throughout the Park Rapids area! Look for the crappies hanging out over the deep holes in the 25-40 ft. range.  The other area are dep muddy basins in the 20-30 ft. range.  Catch them using 1/8 oz jigs tipped with a fathead minnow or snap jig a #5 […]

Blog

2020.10.01    No Comments

Fall in love with nature all over again Geese are migrating, fall colors are peaking and pine cones are plopping onto the deck. Fall chores may have to wait until you return from the north woods where you can still hike, bike or ride miles of ATV trails and take in the comforting scent of […]

2020 Annual Meeting Distinction Awards

2020.09.29    No Comments

Ambassador of the Year Award Recognizing the contribution and commitment of an outstanding Ambassador.           Chair’s Exceptional Individual Award The Chair’s Exceptional Individual Award is given to someone in appreciation of their commitment and service to the Heartland Lakes community.           Shining Star Award Shining Star Award […]

Fishing Report

2020.09.24    No Comments

As Fall sets in we are enjoying big numbers of just about any fish you want to catch! We have been focusing on jumbo perch, crappies, and walleyes throughout the area.  Crappies can be found suspending over deep mud flats in the 20-30ft range.  Use jigging raps or 1/8 oz jigs tipped with a fathead […]

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