Fishing Report 1/20/22

Lakes around the Park Rapids area are experience slush/flooding in isolated areas. Vehicle travel should only be attempted on plowed roads. ** PLEASE DO NOT DRILL HOLES DIRECTLY ON PLOWED ROADS**   Crappie and northern pike have definitely been the two most active species recently. The early morning and evening basin crappie bite has been […]

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: 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 2nd, 2021

Water temperatures continue to decline across the area with surface temperatures in the high 40’s. Both waterfowl hunters and anglers  should exhibit caution and safety when utilizing watercraft on and around the cold water. For planning purposes, all public access docks and portable bathrooms have been removed though the accesses remain open. Walleye fishing has […]

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 […]

Fishing Report

Thick ice and good fishing can be found around the Park Rapids area! Crappie fishing has been good—with many of the lakes providing action all day long!  Depth ranges can vary from 12-25ft depending on the lake that’s being fished.  Crappie minnows on a plain #6 hook under a bobber has been the ticket on […]

Fishing Report

Wow, winter is here…almost Fall fishing is at its finest on the Park Rapids Lakes Area.  Walleyes can be found shallow at night by trolling crankbaits in 6-10 ft. of water. A flashy Pearl #7 Berkley Flicker Minnow is a very productive walleye catching bait.   Focus on shallow feeding shelves just outside in-flowing rivers/creeks […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 7.19.19

Mid-summer crappie action is in full swing. Crappies can be found schooled in and around heavy shallow weed beds in the 8-12 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs worked along the edges of the weeds about half way down to the bottom or just swimming through the tops of the weeds will produce fish. Mid-day […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 6.24.19

Walleye fishing in the park rapids area has been really good. Many big fish and nice catches of big Walleyes as well. Look for the Walleyes to be in the 15-30 ft range in most lakes. Live bait rigs and leeches have been productive. Crappies are feeding heavily on weedy flats near shore in the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 5.29.19

The walleyes are still shallow due to the late shiner spawn. Try 5-10 ft of water with a jig tipped with a minnow. Make long casts or drag the jig behind the boat to avoid spooking the shallow fish. Smallmouth bass are just starting to head shallow, getting ready to spawn as well as the […]

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