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March Blog 2023

  Embrace winter now and plan a summer stay A beautiful fresh snowfall has blanketed the landscape and will likely be with us for a while. The temperatures and longer daylight invite anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers to do the Minnesota thing and embrace winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in […]

“Crappies” is the the word of the week!

The word for the week in the Park Rapids Heartland Lakes area is “crappies”! Anglers have been successful targeting deep basins in 18-24ft, especially around the low light periods and after dark. For those wanting to chase gamefish, your time is limited as the season comes to a close following this weekend. Walleye anglers are […]

Park Rapids Fishing Has Improved

Fishing in the Park Rapids has improved over the past week with consistent, warmer weather. With only a couple weekends remaining for the gamefish season, anglers hoping for walleye or northern pike need to act fast. Walleye have been most active out in the mud. The depth of those soft bottomed areas varies from lake […]

Fishing Report 01/30/2023

With ultra cold temperatures over the past week, fish activity in the Park Rapids area slowed dramatically. However, with consistent, warmer temperatures predicted over the next ten days, activity should increase dramatically. Sunfish have been most prevalent in mid-depth weeds, while crappies have been most consistently biting suspended over soft-bottomed basin areas. Northern pike have […]

February 2023 Blog

February 2023 February offers fun outdoors and inside We love you, February. With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and daylight stretching the hours to play outside, it’s a great time to visit. A snowmobile woods race the last weekend in January showed how great conditions are on our hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. […]

Fishing Report 1/23/2023

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are reporting great activity for panfish and pike, while walleye remains good, even though it has slowed from the first ice period. Those catching walleyes have found fish along primary drop offs and points, though anglers catching fewer, but larger fish, are finding them in shallow water vegetation. Time […]

Fishing Report 1/9/2023

Fishing in the Park Rapids has been very good with near ideal travel conditions.   Most lakes have very little snow and minimal slush making travel by atv, snowmobile and on some lakes, vehicle, as options. Yet don’t assume every lake can support vehicles or in all areas. Conditions vary greatly from lake to lake. […]

Fishing Report 1/1/2023

The key word for ice fishing across the state right now is “conditions” Currently the Park Rapids area has favorable conditions for access, and mobility. Lakes currently have very little slush and snow with 11-16” of ice. Vehicle travel is taking place on some lakes, while ATV and snowmobiles are still being used by cautious […]

January 2023 Blog

January 2023 Tune in anytime   Those of us fortunate enough to live here often post photos on Facebook to share the joy Mother Nature brings to our winter days. We see photos of sunrises and sunsets, otters playing on the ice, white-tail deer browsing on sumac, wild turkeys crossing the yard, flying squirrels at […]

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