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Fishing Report: June 8th, 2022

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has been very good! Water temperatures are in the low 60’s on big bodies of water while smaller lakes offer surface temperatures in the high 60’s. Walleye action continually improves daily. Minnows are still producing but the leech and crawler bite is very good too. 13 feet has been […]

Fishing Report, June 1st 2022

Despite a significant weather system affecting the area last Monday & Tuesday, fishing has been solid due to consistent weather and warming water temperatures. Many lakes are experiencing water temperatures in the low 60’s. Largemouth bass and crappies have been spawning with smallmouth bass beginning that process. Walleye anglers found fish more spread out this […]

Fishing Report – May 16th, 2022

Walleye opener weekend 2022 went as many predicted with some anglers catching fish while others did not. Water temperature is playing the most crucial role right now with some lakes measuring below 45-degrees while others surpass the 50-degree mark. Shallow water was key, no matter which species was targeted. 2-10 feet were the resounding depths […]

Fishing Report – 5/11/22

The Park Rapids area is ripe for great fishing during this weekend’s MN walleye opener! Most area lakes were ice free as of last weekend and with several days of warm weather, anglers should expect a very successful opener. Access docks are in place at all major public accesses, though a few remote small lakes […]

Fishing Report 3-1-22

The primary challenge on the lakes within our area is travel. *Some lakes are very slushy while others simply have a large amount of snow. Vehicle travel is only possible on plowed roads. * With the gamefish season coming to a close, anglers in the Heartland Lakes area are on the hunt for crappies, sunfish, […]

Fishing Report: 12-27-21

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-April 13, 2021

It’s happy days again the ice is gone on many area lakes and thus begins the official open water fishing season.  And as the water temperatures rise so does the fishing action!  Personally, I like 54 degrees for easy fishing, but decent fishing will start around 45 degrees.  The easiest way to find the hot bite […]

FISHING REPORT

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 […]

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