BLOG-JULY 2021

Summer’s fun events are back As we look forward to celebrating Independence Day, the pattern of warm days and cool nights has set in. If you’ve spent time in other states or even southern Minnesota, cool nights make “good sleeping weather,” and are one of the many reasons visitors have enjoyed a stay here for […]

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 June 1, 2021

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The bluegills/crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less.  Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or bluegills this time of year.  The walleyes are leaning towards any new weed growth—on the […]

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 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 […]

Blog-March 2021

Heartland Lakes is here for you   As a welcoming place and destination for visitors for generations, Heartland Lakes lodging hosts can help you plan a stay any time of the year.     If it’s been your dream to spend a week relaxing at the lake or recharging on a weekend get-away, now is […]

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 […]

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