Fishing Calendar

Fishing Park Rapids, MN in the Spring

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
March 37° / 15°
April 54° / 30°
May 68° / 42°

The spring opener brings plenty of anglers out to this area as anglers target a variety of different fish.  Most of the lakes offer very good fishing for largemouth bass and northern pike and the spring bite can be very good for them from around the opener through early summer.  Panfish are in the shallows as well and walleye will be found in shallower water near the new green weeds.  The month of May is one of the best months to fish this area.

Fishing Park Rapids, MN in the Summer

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
June 76° / 52°
July 81° / 57°
August 79° / 55°

The summer brings a lot of boaters to this area, so don’t plan on having the lakes all to yourself if you like to fish.  There are so many lakes here though that you can always find somewhere away from the crowds.  On the more popular lakes, the early morning and late evening are the prime time to fish.  As water temperatures warm up through the summer, the better bite will continue to move deeper for all species of fish.  Anglers do very well here all summer though.

Fishing Park Rapids, MN in the Fall

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
September 69° / 46°
October 54° / 33°
November 36° / 19°

The fall brings less boat traffic, which means more water for anglers to pursue their favorite species of fish.  In September, you can usually find many different of species moving shallower while some fish will also stay deep, so you have lots of options for finding fish in many different areas.  The bite stays good through part of October for northern pike, bass, walleye and panfish.

Fishing Park Rapids, MN in the Winter (Ice Fishing)

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
December 22° / 3°
January 18° / -4°
February 24° / 1°

Ice fishing is popular in this area.  On many of the smaller lakes, it is much easier to access them in the winter since you can’t get your bigger boats into them during the summer.  Anglers usually target walleye, crappie, bluegill and northern pike through the ice.