Fishing Report 01/30/2023

With ultra cold temperatures over the past week, fish activity in the Park Rapids area slowed dramatically. However, with consistent, warmer temperatures predicted over the next ten days, activity should increase dramatically. Sunfish have been most prevalent in mid-depth weeds, while crappies have been most consistently biting suspended over soft-bottomed basin areas. Northern pike have […]

Fishing Report 1/23/2023

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are reporting great activity for panfish and pike, while walleye remains good, even though it has slowed from the first ice period. Those catching walleyes have found fish along primary drop offs and points, though anglers catching fewer, but larger fish, are finding them in shallow water vegetation. Time […]

Fishing Report 7-14-22

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has recently been some of the best of the season! Walleye have been biting well and although water temperatures are warming, the best activity has been near mid depth (12-15ft) vegetation. Hover a leech just over the weeds with a slip bobber and hold on! Panfish activity has been […]

Fishing Report – May 16th, 2022

Walleye opener weekend 2022 went as many predicted with some anglers catching fish while others did not. Water temperature is playing the most crucial role right now with some lakes measuring below 45-degrees while others surpass the 50-degree mark. Shallow water was key, no matter which species was targeted. 2-10 feet were the resounding depths […]

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-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 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 […]

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