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Fishing Report: April 7th, 2022

Ice fishing in the Heartland Lakes area is winding down, but there is still plenty of opportunity to catch fish! Ice thickness is varying greatly from lake to lake and although many lakes have about 20” of ice, vehicle travel is NOT advised! ATV’s and snowmobile’s are still able to get out so long as […]

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: 1-11-2022

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 […]

Fishing Report 1/20/22

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 1-3-22

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 […]

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 12-9-2021

Ice conditions in the Park Rapids area vary greatly, so anglers should proceed with great caution. The larger, deep lakes such as Long, Big Sand, Fish Hook, etc., are finally capping over, but even small sections of open water can expand with wind and warmer temps. Small lakes are experiencing angler foot traffic, but with […]

Fishing Report: November 16th, 2021

Small ponds and some of the shallow lakes in the Park Rapids area are beginning to freeze over. With water temperatures falling to the high 30’s, it won’t be long until anglers are exploring the lakes on the ice. Some of the larger bodies of water are still open and accessible, especially for those few […]

Fishing Report: November 10th, 2021

Boat traffic on Park Rapids area lakes has slowed dramatically due to deer season, but those who ventured out had good success. With the unseasonably warmer temperatures, water temperatures remain stable in the high 40’s but will undoubtedly drop this week. Walleye action was solid in 8-28 feet depending upon the body of water. A […]

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