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 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 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 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 3-1-22

The primary challenge on the lakes within our area is travel. *Some lakes are very slushy while others simply have a large amount of snow. Vehicle travel is only possible on plowed roads. * With the gamefish season coming to a close, anglers in the Heartland Lakes area are on the hunt for crappies, sunfish, […]

Fishing Report: 12-13-2021

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are having good success, but are still accessing lakes dependent upon ice conditions. Small bodies of water have approximately 6-8” of ice while some of the large lakes still have sections of open water. Use extreme caution and check ice thickness as you go due to variable conditions. Anglers […]

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 […]

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