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 – 4/19/2022

Fishing in the Park Rapids area is experiencing the diversity of both ice fishing and open water angling. Last weekend marked the 2022 stream trout opener. Those who braved the elements saw mixed success, but the stream fishing will continually improve as the water warms. Ice anglers are still able to get out, many on […]

April Blog

April 2022 Spring is sleeping in Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile […]

March Blog

March 2022 Play in the snow now and plan a return trip this summer     After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers are doing the Minnesota thing and embracing winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended […]

Fishing Report: 1-25-22

Lake travel continues to offer challenges with widespread flooding on most local lakes. However, anglers who are getting out are experience good action! Walleye anglers are getting fish sporadically in the 23-28 foot range, primarily early morning and evening. Crappies have been biting very well in basin areas ranging from 20-30 ft. Sunfish continue to […]

Fishing Report 1-12-22

The key word for this week in the Park Rapids area is “accessibility” Though the ice is thick enough to support vehicle travel on our lakes, snow and slush are the challenges. Plowed roads are only created by private individuals, so inquire with one of our local bait shops for information on travel. Crappie action […]

Fishing Report 1-3-22

With a considerable amount of snowfall last week, everyone wants to know about the ice and travel conditions. Though there is a lot of snow, anglers are still accessing the majority of the lakes. Ice thickness varies from 11-15”, so vehicle travel is possible on numerous bodies of water. Though flooding is happening in certain […]

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 A winter wonderland awaits If your New Year’s resolution is to celebrate winter, it’s go time. The new year brings snow to play in whether you want to go snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a snowman. The Minnesota Department of Natural […]

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