Fishing Report 10/20/22

Fall definitely has it all when it comes to fishing in the Park Rapids area! Water temps have dropped into the low to mid 50’s and the fish are VERY active. Walleye anglers are having one of the best opportunities to consistently catch fish and anglers are seeing the best success in the 18-24ft with […]

Fishing Report 9-30-2022

Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Water temperatures in the Park Rapids area have dropped to the low 60’s. Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Walleye fishing has been good, primarily using minnows and glide baits in 18-26 feet […]

Fishing Report 9/16/2022

September and October are some of the absolute best months of the year to catch fish of any species in the Park Rapids area. With cooler nighttime temperatures and declining water temperatures, the fish are feeling winter on the horizon and are starting to feed heavily. Most notable are the bass. As the earth cools […]

Fishing Report 9/2/2022

  Labor Day weekend is going to be HOT for fishing in the Park Rapids area! Panfish, bass, northern pike and muskie have all been very active recently. Although walleye activity isn’t comparable to the earlier part of the season, walleyes are still being caught and now is the time when trophy walleyes are more […]

Fishing Report 6-30-22

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has been excellent over the past week. With water temperatures in the low to mid 70’s and weed growth that’s optimal for habit, anglers should experience some of the best fishing of the summer over the 4th of July holiday. Walleye activity has been very good with anglers primarily […]

Fishing Report: June 8th, 2022

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has been very good! Water temperatures are in the low 60’s on big bodies of water while smaller lakes offer surface temperatures in the high 60’s. Walleye action continually improves daily. Minnows are still producing but the leech and crawler bite is very good too. 13 feet has been […]

Fishing Report, June 1st 2022

Despite a significant weather system affecting the area last Monday & Tuesday, fishing has been solid due to consistent weather and warming water temperatures. Many lakes are experiencing water temperatures in the low 60’s. Largemouth bass and crappies have been spawning with smallmouth bass beginning that process. Walleye anglers found fish more spread out this […]

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 – 5/11/22

The Park Rapids area is ripe for great fishing during this weekend’s MN walleye opener! Most area lakes were ice free as of last weekend and with several days of warm weather, anglers should expect a very successful opener. Access docks are in place at all major public accesses, though a few remote small lakes […]

Fishing Report: 1-11-2022

Fishing in the Park Rapids has been good overall with travels conditions improving. Though plowed roads are still easiest, some lakes have solidified to where anglers can travel, even towing a wheel-house, practically anywhere. Yet slushy conditions still exist and can be cumbersome on a number of lakes. Walleye anglers are experiencing moderate action, but […]

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