Grand Rapids Fishing LakesMinnesota is known for their 10,000 lakes. In Grand Rapids we are known for over a thousand good fishing lakes.  Grand Rapids is the county seat of Itasca County, and within this county there are over 1,000 grand lakes.

The Grand Rapids area lakes offer year round recreation, from great fishing and water sports in the summer, to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.

Grand Rapids Ice Fishing The Grand Rapids area is a fishing mecca for anglers in search of crappies, northerns, walleye, panfish, bass and perch. Fishing season begins just after the early spring warm-up. May brings the fishing opener and the fishing season runs through summer and on to autumn, when fish go on a feeding binge in preparation for freeze-up. The great fishing doesn’t get put on hold just because the water thickens with ice. Some would say that the area’s best fishing takes place during the winter season. Ice Fishing in the North Woods offers some of the tastiest catches.

Bass Lake FishingWhether you fish for recreation or you are a dyed in the wool fisherman, Grand Rapids offers an angling experience to suit you. Check out all of the Grand Rapids Lodging options. Whether you are looking for an economical Motel or a Hotel with all of the amenities, a quaint B&B or a year round resort you will find something to fit your overnight lodging needs.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a Minnesota lake finder site that can help you pin-point the lake that fits your fishing requirements.  On this site you can either type in the county or a specific lake name.

Check out the video below where Tom Neustrom shares his thoughts about the Grand Rapids Good Fishing Lakes.

Visit Grand Rapids has put together a google map together to showcase just a few of the Grand Rapids Good Fishing Lakes.  Most of the Good Fishing Lakes in Grand Rapids have public accesses that offer parking.  Good fishing lakes offer a wide variety of fishing species opportunities. In Grand Rapids there are several good fishing lakes that offer piers to fish off. These are good options with children. All you need is a simple fishing rod, reel, tackle and bait. There is nothing like the innocence of a child’s excitement, squeals and laughter after catching their first fish.

Catching Fish in Grand RapidsGood fishing lakes in Grand Rapids offer year round enjoyment from the shore, boat or on top of the frozen water. There is something so simple about fishing out on a lake. While you are out dangling the line over the boat, over the pier, or from the shoreline; it seems as if time stands still at times. Whether you are out on the water with your best buddy or your favorite side-kick you will experience some of the best fishing in Minnesota.

We welcome you to come experience Good Fishing Lakes in Grand Rapids; home of 1,000 Grand Lakes.  For additional information you can download the Grand Rapids Visitor Guide or request one to be mailed to you or you can talk live to a travel specialist at 1-800-355-9740.