This Grand Rapids Fishing Report was brought to you by: Nik Dimich, Dimich Outdoors
The water is high on some lakes and the some river water is running fast, but our fish are still here (they don’t migrate) and they are biting very well. Contrary to popular belief, high water does not negatively affect fishing. It might negatively affect fishing in some places, but when you have 1,000 lakes like we have here in the Grand Rapids area, fishing will always be good somewhere.
Large and smallmouth bass are post-spawn and biting very well on both deep-water and top-water baits, deeper in daylight and shallower in evening. Panfish are also post-spawn and very active in morning and evening near shoreline reeds with a slip bobber/jig/small minnow or casting a 1/16th jig with small crappie minnow.
Pokegama Lake is still the area’s best producer for all species, especially large and smallmouth bass, walleyes and northern, but Splithand Lake for both walleyes and panfish, Bass Lake (Cohasset) for northerns and panfish, especially sunnies, and Trout Lake (Coleraine) for walleyes and big northern are also great prospects. The bigger lakes like Winnie and Bowstring and Leech are also good, but, spotty, as fish are in transition to deeper humps, although northern pike and perch action remain very strong. Overall, fishing is excellent for rod-bending action as well as fish for the frying pan.
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