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Blog-March 2021

Heartland Lakes is here for you   As a welcoming place and destination for visitors for generations, Heartland Lakes lodging hosts can help you plan a stay any time of the year.     If it’s been your dream to spend a week relaxing at the lake or recharging on a weekend get-away, now is […]

Fishing Report Feb 17, 2021

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing. In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly. But for now, think deeper water for more consistent walleye and crappie fishing. The deep basins are full of crappies creating good day time bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with […]

Fishing Report Feb 9, 2021

Even with a cold snap the fishing in the Park Rapids area has been consistent especially the crappies and northern pike.   We are still catching them fairly shallow the pike are in around 10 feet of water the crappies 15 to 20 feet in some cases. Small silver jigging spoons tipped with a wax […]

Fishing Report Feb 2, 2021

Crappies are being caught suspended over deep water Look for them in deep holes of 35ft or more suspended 10-15 ft off of the bottom. Small jigging spoons tipped  with a minnow head will do the trick.  Glow in the dark or gold has been productive. Northern pike action continues to be strong around old […]

Fishing Report

Thick ice and good fishing can be found around the Park Rapids area! Crappie fishing has been good—with many of the lakes providing action all day long!  Depth ranges can vary from 12-25ft depending on the lake that’s being fished.  Crappie minnows on a plain #6 hook under a bobber has been the ticket on […]

January 2021 – Make Your Own Fun

  January 2021 Make your own fun   When we were kids and mom wanted to get us out of her hair, she told us to go outside. Even in winter, we made our own fun. We went sledding, built a snowman, put up a snow fort, played fox and goose in our booted feet. […]

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. […]

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