Fishing Report 1/20/22

Lakes around the Park Rapids area are experience slush/flooding in isolated areas. Vehicle travel should only be attempted on plowed roads. ** PLEASE DO NOT DRILL HOLES DIRECTLY ON PLOWED ROADS**   Crappie and northern pike have definitely been the two most active species recently. The early morning and evening basin crappie bite has been […]

Fishing Report 1-12-22

The key word for this week in the Park Rapids area is “accessibility” Though the ice is thick enough to support vehicle travel on our lakes, snow and slush are the challenges. Plowed roads are only created by private individuals, so inquire with one of our local bait shops for information on travel. Crappie action […]

Fishing Report 1-3-22

With a considerable amount of snowfall last week, everyone wants to know about the ice and travel conditions. Though there is a lot of snow, anglers are still accessing the majority of the lakes. Ice thickness varies from 11-15”, so vehicle travel is possible on numerous bodies of water. Though flooding is happening in certain […]

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 12-9-2021

Ice conditions in the Park Rapids area vary greatly, so anglers should proceed with great caution. The larger, deep lakes such as Long, Big Sand, Fish Hook, etc., are finally capping over, but even small sections of open water can expand with wind and warmer temps. Small lakes are experiencing angler foot traffic, but with […]

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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