Tom Neustrom with a couple of nice fall crappies.

Tom Neustrom with a couple of nice fall crappies.

This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report is brought to you by: Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections.

Fall is here and the leaves are spectacular. It’s Mother Nature’s greatest moment of the season. Fall fishing is in full swing and many of the lakes are producing nice catches of walleyes, panfish, and northern pike. Water temperatures are approaching the mid 50’s and the activity will continue to get even better throughout the fall.

Crappies have pretty much moved to their fall and pre-winter locations of depths of 20-45 feet on area lakes. Use your electronics to find the school and them vertically jig them with a jig and minnow or Jigging Rap.

Walleyes have been showing up on windy shorelines and green cabbage or rocks. Jig and minnow is the best, but trolling Shad Raps in the evening have also been producing.

Northern Pike have been the hungry wolves they always are. Jig and minnow has also been producing pike in the same areas of walleyes and they have been very active.

Thank you for sharing the photo of your son that went hunting with Dad this past weekend. (Mandy Voltz Dick)

Mandy Dick shared this picture of her son. Him and his Dad found success.

Duck hunters have been doing okay, but when the wind switches to the N/W and temperatures cool, ducks will start showing up more consistently. Grouse numbers are good and look for that to improve also.  Get out and enjoy Fall’s splendor. The clock is ticking. Check out our Hunting website page and download the public hunting land. In the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area there is over 1 million of public accessible acres. From the Itasca County land, Chippewa National Forest and the UPM Blandin Forests.

Check out our last minute Hot Lodging Deals. Fall is a short season, take advantage of the beautiful fall colors and book your Minnesota fall hunting and fishing vacation today.