July 2023 Blog

  July 2023 July festivities and adventures are where memories are made If you’re craving a long weekend or the chance for a vacation has opened up on your schedule, there’s no better time than July to head north. Warm days, cool nights and time on the water may be just what you need to […]

Fishing Report 6/16/2023

  Mid June is definitely a peak period for fishing in the Park Rapids area. Walleye fishing has been excellent with fish most active in 15-18 ft. Nightcrawlers and leeches have been best. Northern pike have been quite active in those same depths as new weed growth emerges. Big fish have definitely been active. Bass […]

Fishing Report 6/9/2023

Do not miss out on Take a Kid Fishing Weekend, June 9th-11th. Here is Jason Durham to share all of his fishing tips and recommendations to make your fishing weekend a great success. For more information on local lakes or to schedule a fishing excursion, contact Jason Durham of Go Fish! Guide Service at 218-252-2278 […]

Fishing Report – June 1st, 2023

Follow the link below to hear fishing guide Jason Durham talk about all of the latest happenings in the fishing world. For information on local lakes or to schedule a fishing excursion, contact Jason Durham of Go Fish! Guide Service at 218-252-2278 or visit go-fish-guides.com Jason Durham’s Fishing Report

Fishing Report- May 22, 2023

    Last weekend’s 2023 walleye opener was a bit slow for anglers specifically chasing walleye in the Park Rapids area. However, for those willing to concentrate on other species, it was outstanding. What I have learned over the past week is is that the fish are very, very shallow. 1-8 feet has been the […]

MAY 2023 BLOG

  May 2023 A New Season Unfolds As May begins, windy days have removed the ice from most of our lakes, loons are returning, pairs of swans are nesting and soon fawns will arrive. The change of seasons remains part of what we love about living here and we invite you to share the Heartland […]

Fishing Report 4/11/2023

The thaw is on in the Park Rapids area! The thaw is on in the Park Rapids area! Travel conditions are changing rapidly daily. Currently, snowmobiles are the best mode of transportation, but ATV travel will be possible within the week. Snow is disappearing quickly and ice cleats should be on your list of safety […]

“Crappies” is the the word of the week!

The word for the week in the Park Rapids Heartland Lakes area is “crappies”! Anglers have been successful targeting deep basins in 18-24ft, especially around the low light periods and after dark. For those wanting to chase gamefish, your time is limited as the season comes to a close following this weekend. Walleye anglers are […]

February 2023 Blog

February 2023 February offers fun outdoors and inside We love you, February. With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and daylight stretching the hours to play outside, it’s a great time to visit. A snowmobile woods race the last weekend in January showed how great conditions are on our hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. […]

Fishing Report 1/23/2023

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are reporting great activity for panfish and pike, while walleye remains good, even though it has slowed from the first ice period. Those catching walleyes have found fish along primary drop offs and points, though anglers catching fewer, but larger fish, are finding them in shallow water vegetation. Time […]

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