Tom Neustrom Walleye 2015

This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections.  Check out Tom on Facebook at Tom Neustrom Fishing Promotions.

The summer in Northern Minnesota has been spectacular this year and the fishing has been excellent. The weed growth which is a necessary component for good habitat is at it’s optimum.

Northern Pike have been especially cooperative and several lakes in the Grand Rapids area are giving up nice fish. Wabana, Spider, Pokegama, Trout, Bass and North Star Lakes have been good destinations for excellent pike fishing.

Wildwood Resort Bluegills

Two 12 oz bluegills caught and released while staying at Wildwood Resort on Bass Lake.

For the panfish fans bluegill fishing has been off the charts. All the area lakes have been producing nice catches of bluegills and some have been of the 9-11 inch variety.

Large and smallmouth bass fishing continues to be excellent with summer locations producing terrific opportunities. Traditional spots always produce, but don’t overlook deep weed edges and rock piles. Always remember that the main forage for bass of both species are crayfish and small panfish.

Walleyes are pretty much in their summer locations with weed edges and off shore structures on most of the good walleye lakes are positive choices. Spinners and crawlers, Shad Raps, Bottom Bouncers and spinners, slip sinker rigs with crawlers, leeches and creek chubs can put walleyes in the boat all summer.

The fishing is great so come north and enjoy all we have to offer.  Visit Grand Rapids has great information about fishing in the Grand Rapids area, other things to do, where to stay, great places to eat, etc.  You can request or download a Grand Rapids Visitor Guide.  Or you can contact them to speak to a live travel specialist at 1-800-335-9740.

Sunset by Karen Oothoudt.

Sunset by Karen Oothoudt.

Come experience the best fishing in Minnesota! Grand Rapids, Minnesota is one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota for a Family Vacation, Guys Fishing Getaway, or Couples Romantic Escape.  Whether you are looking to reconnect with family, catch the big one, or find your ideal balance…Come discover what is unique about Grand Rapids, Minnesota!  You won’t be disappointed.