May 172017

Opening Walleye Season Fishing Report

Wednesday, May 17, 2017|Blog, Fishing|

This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report brought to you by Andy Walls, Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods. The Grand Rapids area has been kicking out plenty of walleye for anglers to target. Generally, people are having the best success fishing in water ranging from 4’-18’. This may seem like a large area, but the majority of […]

May 162017

4 Reasons Grand Rapids is the Best for a Summer Family Vacation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017|Blog|

Summer — it’s the BEST time to take a family vacation in Minnesota. The kids are out of school, and the relaxed nature of summer and the awesome weather just go hand in hand with chilling out and making some memories on vacation. Grand Rapids, MN, is a super choice for your family summer vacation. Here’s why! […]

May 112017

Minnesota Opening Fishing Report for Grand Rapids MN

Thursday, May 11, 2017|Blog, Fishing|



Guest blogger: Tom Neustrom, professional fishing guide, shares his tips for this weekends Minnesota Fishing Opener in Grand Rapids, MN.

It’s about show time and I hope all Minnesota anglers are ready for the 2017 Fishing Opener. So much to do, but it will all get done. A little check list really helps so write a few […]

May 92017

Make Memories in Grand Rapids This Summer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017|Blog|


Grand Rapids is the destination that has something for everyone. You will find over 1,000 area lakes, over 1 million acres of public accessible forest land, and over 2,000 miles of trails. Grand Rapids also has unique shopping, dining, art/culture and history. There are many interesting area attractions as well as the oldest scenic byway […]

May 32017

Getting Ready for Minnesota Fishing Opener

Wednesday, May 3, 2017|Blog, Fishing|

Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections guide owner, shares his tips for getting ready for the Minnesota Fishing Opener. Make sure to check out Tom Neustrom and Andy Walls, Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods Tips for Minnesota Fishing Opener in Grand Rapids.

Getting Ready Tips

Mother Nature threw a curve ball at us with the weather, but there are […]

May 12017

Minnesota Fishing Opener in Grand Rapids

Monday, May 1, 2017|Blog, Fishing|

Grand Rapids is a great place to come for Minnesota Fishing Opener! Here are some tips from Tom Neustrom. The ice came off earlier than normal this season and for the most part walleyes will be done spawning and in their usual post spawn locations. The active fish will be up shallow feeding and that […]

Apr 272017

Small Lake Panfish Fishing in Grand Rapids MN

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017|Blog, Fishing|

Guest Bloggers, Andy Walls (Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods) and Tom Neustrom (MN Fishing Connections Guide Service), share their Minnesota Fishing Opener tips for the Grand Rapids, MN area.

Frogs are croaking, mosquitos are in the air, and the trees are starting to bud; all of these are great signs of things happening on our area lakes! […]

Apr 252017

Spring Phenology with John Latimer

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017|Blog|

John Latimer, Phenologist, shares all about Spring Phenology in the Grand Rapids, MN area.

In early May the woods around Grand Rapids begin to light up with new flowers. The aspens will have just sprouted their new leaves giving the northland a soft green wash. Trapped among the trees of the forest will be clouds of […]

Apr 192017

Fishing Heating Up in Grand Rapids MN

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017|Blog, Fishing|

This week’s Grand Rapids MN fishing report by Andy Walls at Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods

Fishing in Itasca County is heating up with the weather! Many anglers have been getting out on the lake chasing bluegills and crappies. With the warmer sunny days, the fish have been moving into shallower areas with ample cover. The deeper […]

Apr 182017

Swing into Spring with Arts Events in Grand Rapids, MN!

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017|Blog|

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is home to much more than beautiful lakes, the amazing north woods, and a variety of unforgettable vacation experiences. We are also home to two terrific organizations that celebrate, promote, and offer arts related events to the community and to visitors. Read on to find out what’s happening at the Reif Center and the MacRostie Center for the Arts, both in Grand Rapids! […]