Fishing Report 10/20/22

Fall definitely has it all when it comes to fishing in the Park Rapids area! Water temps have dropped into the low to mid 50’s and the fish are VERY active. Walleye anglers are having one of the best opportunities to consistently catch fish and anglers are seeing the best success in the 18-24ft with […]

Fishing Report 9/16/2022

September and October are some of the absolute best months of the year to catch fish of any species in the Park Rapids area. With cooler nighttime temperatures and declining water temperatures, the fish are feeling winter on the horizon and are starting to feed heavily. Most notable are the bass. As the earth cools […]

Fishing Report 9/2/2022

  Labor Day weekend is going to be HOT for fishing in the Park Rapids area! Panfish, bass, northern pike and muskie have all been very active recently. Although walleye activity isn’t comparable to the earlier part of the season, walleyes are still being caught and now is the time when trophy walleyes are more […]

Fishing Report 8-17-2022

“This is Jason Durham with Go Fish! Guide Service and we’re talking fishing here in the Park Rapids area. I tell you what, for August the fishing has been pretty darn good. If you’re looking for walleyes gravitate out to that deep water. Some of these schools of bait fish are moving out into deeper […]

Fishing Report 7-14-22

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has recently been some of the best of the season! Walleye have been biting well and although water temperatures are warming, the best activity has been near mid depth (12-15ft) vegetation. Hover a leech just over the weeds with a slip bobber and hold on! Panfish activity has been […]

Fishing Report 6-30-22

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has been excellent over the past week. With water temperatures in the low to mid 70’s and weed growth that’s optimal for habit, anglers should experience some of the best fishing of the summer over the 4th of July holiday. Walleye activity has been very good with anglers primarily […]

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: November 2nd, 2021

Water temperatures continue to decline across the area with surface temperatures in the high 40’s. Both waterfowl hunters and anglers  should exhibit caution and safety when utilizing watercraft on and around the cold water. For planning purposes, all public access docks and portable bathrooms have been removed though the accesses remain open. Walleye fishing has […]

Fishing Report June 10, 2021

Bass, pike , walleye , and panfish are all providing great fishing opportunities throughout the Park Rapids region.  Look for bass along any shoreline cover, under docks, weed beds, or the deep weed line.  White spinnerbaits and black plastic worms are working great in the 6-12 ft. depth ranges. Pike can also be found in […]

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