Fall Crappies 2016This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report is provided to you by: Tom Neustrom, professional fishing guide and owner of MN Fishing Connections. Tom has been inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Great angling and hunting opportunities are drawing sportsman to the area and their successes have been excellent. Crappie fishing has been good on area lakes and using your electronics to find them can make short work of the catching. Small jigs with minnows, curly tailed grubs, Jigging Raps, and spoons have been great ammunition for catching fall crappies.

Walleyes also have been active with depths of 6-14 feet being the best choice. Jig and shiners or rainbow chubs have been good and keep moving to find active schools of hungry fish. Also target late existing green cabbage weeds and scattered rocks. Another tip is to watch where the young loons are feeding on minnows. It can be a key to finding walleyes, northern pike and jumbo perch.

Grouse Society Grouse HuntGrouse hunters are having good success and especially in areas where the leaves have come down. Look for consistent hunting in the weeks to come. Rafts of Bluebills have been seen on area lakes and duck hunters excited on the numbers of ducks that have shown up. Fall is a short period of time to get out and enjoy the sportsman’s paradise that we have to offer.

With over 1 million acres of public accessible forest land for hunting and over 1, 000 area lakes; Grand Rapids is the ideal location for hunting and fishing outdoor recreation. Check out our great lodging options you can choose from. We have conveniently located Hotels, economical Motels, Minnesota Resorts, and charming B&B’s. All of them are within miles of direct trail and lake access.

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