Latest Park Rapids Area Fishing Report

  “This is one of the best bites that you’re going to see for the entire year!” 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

Must-See Art and Music in Park Rapids!

Must-See Art & Music in Park Rapids Long known for its outdoor recreation and pristine waters, the Heartland Lakes area has a vibrant arts scene that’s been garnering more and more attention in recent years. Here are a few hot spots for residents and visitors alike. The Armory Arts and Events Center The Armory Arts […]

5 Ways to Make Winter Fun

5 Ways to Make Winter Fun Embrace winter with activities in Park Rapids and the Heartland Lakes area that turn the frosty time of year into fun for everyone! Here are a few opportunities to enjoy the Northwoods in the winter: Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Skiing Itasca State Park’s Evening Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski […]

October 2023 Blog

October 2023  Fall’s expiration date hasn’t been stamped yet With no frost yet fall colors are still peaking and driving country roads and trails brings glorious views at every turn. If you still have access to a boat, canoe or kayak, you’ll find the same beauty from the water. Most cornfields haven’t been harvested and […]

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. […]

Blog: October 2021

Naturally, fall may be the most beautiful of all With an unseasonably late first frost, fall colors in the woods and along roads, trails and the lakeshore remain brilliant. Gardeners are enjoying the extended season and the fall crop harvest is well underway. When temperatures shift, fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of […]

Blog-September 2021

Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes It is stunning to see how green the forest floor and our lawns have become after a few days of steady rain. Signs of fall mark the landscape with golden rod, purple asters and some leaves turning scarlet and gold The northern landscape will soon ripen […]

Fishing Report-June 30, 2021

Wow, the fishing is hot! I’m talking everything, and it’s been that way for weeks. Walleyes and crappies in the shallow weeds—(6-10ft), Bass on the new weed lines 12-17ft, Trout setting up on thermoclines- 15-25 ft, big ‘Gills coming off the beds 5-8 ft, Pike cruising shallow of shore sunken “grassy” islands 7-10ft. Its wide […]

Fishing Report June 1, 2021

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The bluegills/crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less.  Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or bluegills this time of year.  The walleyes are leaning towards any new weed growth—on the […]

Blog – May 2021

Listen to the quiet One of the things we appreciate about evenings and nights in the north woods is how quiet it is. There may be the hum of a utility box or an occasional airplane flying overhead, but often it can be perfectly still, peaceful, silent. That is when some sounds are welcome: loon […]

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