4th of July Parade 2023

  And the winner is…     Another successful 4th of July Parade! Despite the rainy weather and cool temps, hundreds of spectators braved the conditions for one of our longest parades yet. With over 90 parade entries, the lineup stretched almost 2 miles long!   The procession began with the American Legion Riders, and […]

July 2023 Blog

  July 2023 July festivities and adventures are where memories are made If you’re craving a long weekend or the chance for a vacation has opened up on your schedule, there’s no better time than July to head north. Warm days, cool nights and time on the water may be just what you need to […]

Fishing Report 6/16/2023

  Mid June is definitely a peak period for fishing in the Park Rapids area. Walleye fishing has been excellent with fish most active in 15-18 ft. Nightcrawlers and leeches have been best. Northern pike have been quite active in those same depths as new weed growth emerges. Big fish have definitely been active. Bass […]

Fishing Report 6/9/2023

Do not miss out on Take a Kid Fishing Weekend, June 9th-11th. Here is Jason Durham to share all of his fishing tips and recommendations to make your fishing weekend a great success. For more information on local lakes or to schedule a fishing excursion, contact Jason Durham of Go Fish! Guide Service at 218-252-2278 […]

Fishing Report – June 1st, 2023

Follow the link below to hear fishing guide Jason Durham talk about all of the latest happenings in the fishing world. For information on local lakes or to schedule a fishing excursion, contact Jason Durham of Go Fish! Guide Service at 218-252-2278 or visit go-fish-guides.com Jason Durham’s Fishing Report

June 2023

June 2023 Pick an adventure or two or three Another late spring sent us all scrambling to finish putting out docks, clean up winter debris and plant fields and gardens during the last part of May. Then three beautiful weather days over Memorial Day weekend saw anglers heading for the lakes, lilacs blooming and fawns […]

Fishing Report- May 22, 2023

    Last weekend’s 2023 walleye opener was a bit slow for anglers specifically chasing walleye in the Park Rapids area. However, for those willing to concentrate on other species, it was outstanding. What I have learned over the past week is is that the fish are very, very shallow. 1-8 feet has been the […]

MAY 2023 BLOG

  May 2023 A New Season Unfolds As May begins, windy days have removed the ice from most of our lakes, loons are returning, pairs of swans are nesting and soon fawns will arrive. The change of seasons remains part of what we love about living here and we invite you to share the Heartland […]

Fishing Report 05/04/2023

Time to Celebrate! There’s reason to celebrate, because with a little over a week until the 2023 MN Fishing Opener, most lakes in the Park Rapids area are ice-free! Despite the lakes opening up just a couple days ago, anglers are already venturing out to explore the shallow, warmer water regions in search of panfish. […]

April 2023 Blog

April 2023 Winter retreats, but slowly Spring remains an unkept promise, but, as locals are quick to say, snow on the ground means forest fires stay down. After looking at a white, green and brown landscape for months now, we can look forward to a change of scenery to the brightly colored palette of greens […]

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