Grand Rapids MN Walleye

Drew Stanley caught this 27 1/2″ walleye on a lake near Grand Rapids.

Summer is finally here in force and the walleyes are being taken on presentations that will last the entire summer season. On Pokegama Lake, anglers are finding success using bottom Bouncers and spinners with crawlers, slip sinker fishing deep water structures with crawlers and creek chubs, and pulling Shad Raps in the evening on flats and shoreline structures. Other walleye lakes in the Grand Rapids area that are good destinations are: Trout Lake, Round Lake, and Big Splithand. Pulling spinners on the weedlines have been excellent choices for success.

Bass fishing has been very good and expected to continue to get better in weeks to come. Start to fish deep forming weedlines with deep running crankbaits and plastics. When the water is flat and calm, try surface baits early and late in the day. Northern Pike has been a safe bet lately.  Removing the “Y” bone from pike will provide you with one of the best eating fish available. Troll the weedlines and shoreline structures for best results. Grand Rapids is rich in angling traditions and continues to provide great fishing opportunities.

The Grand Rapids, Minnesota area has over 1,000 lakes and rivers to choose from. You will find a wide variety of angling opportunities. Grab your buddy, significant other, or your kids and head up to Grand Rapids for some of the best Minnesota fishing.

Grand Rapids has a large selection of lodging properties. In Grand Rapids you will find B&B’s, Hotels/Motels and Minnesota Fishing Resorts.  Many of these properties cater to fishermen.  They will provide a clean and comfortable stay where you can share your fishing memories.

Visit Grand Rapids has created a lakes and fishing resource webpage that provides information on area lakes, weekly fishing reports and links to sites like Minnesota Department of Natural Resources where you will find fishing regulations and Itasca County Lake Finder information.  You can download or request the Grand Rapids Visitor Guide for more information including lodging amenities, things to do, and upcoming events.

You can contact Visit Grand Rapids Travel Specialist for more information about the Grand Rapids area at 1-800-335-9740.