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 […]

Fishing Report Feb 9, 2021

Even with a cold snap the fishing in the Park Rapids area has been consistent especially the crappies and northern pike.   We are still catching them fairly shallow the pike are in around 10 feet of water the crappies 15 to 20 feet in some cases. Small silver jigging spoons tipped with a wax […]

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 […]

Blog-February 2021

Peace and Calm preside   With Presidents Day weekend and Valentines’ Day on the calendar, head north where Peace and Calm preside. Their cabinet members are Quiet, Beauty and Recreation.   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every Thursday at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html. Be sure […]

November 2020 – Variations on a theme as late fall settles in

November 2020 Variations on a theme as late fall settles in Snow came early this fall, catching most of us off guard with fall chores yet to be done and winter gear still stashed away. We even saw a few snowmobilers out for an early run. A few days of warm weather in the forecast […]

Fishing Report

Fall is on the way! But the summer fishing action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 ft range chasing schools of bait fish.  Verticle baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom. Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

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September 2020 The transition to fall is already happening September fields are “the sublime prelude” to fall. If you have read, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, her description of fields embroidered with drifts of golden yellow Goldenrod and pools of deepest purple Asters are stamped in your mind’s eye forever. You can see them […]

Blog – June 2020 Shelter at home

June 2020 Shelter at our place   It’s been a tough couple of months with students at home, possibly challenging our math skills, while working at home demands time and attention. Or maybe you’ve done a 1,000-piece puzzle and learned how to bake bread. Now the outdoors is calling and, while we want everyone to […]

Fishing Report

Spring Fishing Tip It’s no secret that the biggest crappies of the open water season are found in the shallow warm waters of Spring hidden in some form of cover such as pencil reeds, sunken timber, or near the edges of cattails. The problem starts when a live crappie minnow is used under a float. […]

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