Fishing Report-August 4, 2021

Fishing around the Park Rapids area is awesome Walleyes are hitting pearl white crankbaits trolled along the shallow weed edges in the 10 ft range. Pike are eating chartreuse spinner baits slowly rolled through deep weed beds in the 15 ft range. Bluegills are schooled heavily on the deep weed lines and are being caught […]

Fishing Report-July 07, 2021

Mid-summer crappie action is in full swing Crappies can be found schooled in and around heavy shallow weed beds in the 8-12 ft range.  1/16 oz tube jigs worked along the edges of the weeds about half way down to the bottom or just swimming through the tops of the weeds will produce fish.  Mid-day […]

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 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 […]

Fishing Report May 4, 2021

Crappies and bluegills are in the process of setting up in the shallows… to feed heavily before they spawn in a few weeks. They can be found right now suspended in the 10-20 ft range in the colder lakes, but if you can find water temps in the mid 50’s they will be in the 5-8 ft […]

Fishing Report April 22, 2021

With the waters warming up in some cases to the 45 degree range—so is the fishing Fish the shallowest area lakes you can find.  Some of the crappies/gills are still in their winter areas, others are starting to move up into the shallows near shore to feed.  Look extremely close to shore—sometimes in 12”-20” of […]

Fishing Report-April 13, 2021

It’s happy days again the ice is gone on many area lakes and thus begins the official open water fishing season.  And as the water temperatures rise so does the fishing action!  Personally, I like 54 degrees for easy fishing, but decent fishing will start around 45 degrees.  The easiest way to find the hot bite […]

Fishing Report March 3, 2021

Spring fishing is just around the corner!   Late ice fishing patterns are starting as the panfish are beginning to gather near potential spawning areas.  With that said concentrate on the drop off near shallow spawning bays usually not too far from shore.  Depths can range from 5-15 ft.  Small jigs of just about any […]

Fishing Report Feb 17, 2021

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing. In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly. But for now, think deeper water for more consistent walleye and crappie fishing. The deep basins are full of crappies creating good day time bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with […]

Fishing Report Feb 9, 2021

Even with a cold snap the fishing in the Park Rapids area has been consistent especially the crappies and northern pike.   We are still catching them fairly shallow the pike are in around 10 feet of water the crappies 15 to 20 feet in some cases. Small silver jigging spoons tipped with a wax […]

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