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 25, 2021

The walleye fishing has really ramped up throughout the area thanks to the warm weather Look for them in shallow water in the 6-12 ft range.  Cast and snap jig 1/8 oz jigs along the sand/gravel patches found near shore or shoreline related flats—especially if there is a little wind blowing in and there are […]

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 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 2, 2021

Crappies are being caught suspended over deep water Look for them in deep holes of 35ft or more suspended 10-15 ft off of the bottom. Small jigging spoons tipped  with a minnow head will do the trick.  Glow in the dark or gold has been productive. Northern pike action continues to be strong around old […]

Fishing Report

Thick ice and good fishing can be found around the Park Rapids area! Crappie fishing has been good—with many of the lakes providing action all day long!  Depth ranges can vary from 12-25ft depending on the lake that’s being fished.  Crappie minnows on a plain #6 hook under a bobber has been the ticket on […]

Fishing Report – December 2nd, 2020

There is decent walkable ice scattered throughout the Park Rapids area.  Do your research before venturing out as no ice is ever 100% safe!  However, this time of the year we are catching fish just a couple minute walk off of most shorelines. Stick to the shallow weed beds and weed edges where the bluegills, […]

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