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 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: 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: 12-13-2021

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are having good success, but are still accessing lakes dependent upon ice conditions. Small bodies of water have approximately 6-8” of ice while some of the large lakes still have sections of open water. Use extreme caution and check ice thickness as you go due to variable conditions. Anglers […]

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 […]

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 – September 29th, 2021

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves However, the fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to move towards the Fall turn over.  Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin.  Depths can range from 20-30 ft.  Use a […]

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