Grand Rapids Fall Fishing Report 10-7-14 by Nik Dimich, Dimich Outdoors
As we slide into October and the woodland and are full of colors with cool nights and fall sports and hunting and fishing are in the midst, just don’t put that fishing boat away just yet. This is a great time to fish, especially for panfish. As the water cools, fish crappies to have made the dash deep, look for the deeper pools and bays but don’t fish until your sonar features Christmas tree-like masses or layers, using a variety of jigs and tips, like leeches, minnows and bits of crawlers or plastics.
For walleyes, start frequenting shallow shoreline structure and then sliding off the edges into deeper water. Cold water walleye fishing with a jig and minnow around rock structure is a good place to start in 6-12′. A live rig set up with a creek chub, crawler or a leech will catch the attention of feeding walleyes.
Good reports are coming in from Pokegama, Winnie, Wabana, Trout and many other area lakes. As always, check your local bait shops/sporting good stores to find out the latest updates from our area lakes. Good luck fishing and remember, we’re proud to be in Minnesota’s nature.
Have fun enjoying the great fall colors, jigging some walleyes or crappies, walking some grouse cover, perching in your bow stand or getting your duck hunting gizmos, garments and gear ready and while you do, remember the wonderful and wise words of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read the more that you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”