Tom Neustrom Fall FishingThis week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report is brought to you by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connection.

As the open water fishing season winds down, and the snowflakes begin to fall, another page of 2015 comes to a close. The leaves are down and the northern fights of ducks are returning a bit later than normal. The fishing this fall had been awesome and we continue to have a solid reputation as a destination for all outdoorsman and outdoorswomen. It’s now time for many to get their boats winterized and put away.

For the diehards,  the Mississippi River has been turning out walleyes and it remains a consistent place to fish. Crappie fishing still remains good on area lakes and finding hungry schools has been very productive. For the musky anglers this is the time of year many wait for. With tulibee and whitefish beginning to come shallow on area lakes, big muskies will be there to grab a meal.

Grouse are still available and with the leaves down they will be easier to spot. Deer hunting is the next door to open and many hunters are getting their stands ready and scouting in preparation. Ice fishing is right around the corner and we will be giving everyone reports to make it a great winter season.