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Fishing Report – December 2nd, 2020

There is decent walkable ice scattered throughout the Park Rapids area.  Do your research before venturing out as no ice is ever 100% safe!  However, this time of the year we are catching fish just a couple minute walk off of most shorelines. Stick to the shallow weed beds and weed edges where the bluegills, […]

Park Rapids Fishing Report – November 19, 2020

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

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

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 […]

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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 […]

Itasca State Park-Get Fall Color Updates

Fall Color Finder   Purchase a vehicle permit before you go and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota’s state parks and recreation areas. Itasca State Park Zig-zag Goldenrod, closeup. (09/08/2020 ) – MNDNR Staff 0-10% past peak past peak Updated September 23, 2020 Where to go WOW! and Beautiful, words that best describe anywhere […]

Fishing Report

If you are into walleyes then this is your week! The bite has been fantastic on Park Rapids area lakes. From eaters to trophies, walleyes are being caught on medium leeches and orange 1/8 oz. jigs fished from 13-23ft deep along weed edges that are just out from shore. Sunken islands in the 20-30 ft. range have […]

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