Early Season Crappies

Tom Neustrom and Reed Ylitalo with early season crappies.

Grand Rapids Ice Fishing Report 12-24-14 by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections

The weather makes one think of spring rather than the first days of winter. We are not complaining at all about the ice fishing opportunities, but some long awaited snow will be welcomed. Accessibility to our Grand Rapids lakes has given anglers an opportunity to get out on the ice and fish. There is ice depths of 10 18 inches on the majority of lakes and ice fisherman have had lots of success and many of the area lakes are giving up good fishing for several species. The crappie and perch fishing has been very good in depths of 22-30 feet on many lakes. Small baits tipped with wax worms or minnow heads have been the ticket. Pay close attention to your electronics and watch the depths the fish are located. Always keep your bait just above the fish for added success. Tip-up fishing has been very good for northern pike and the walleye fishing has been best the last 2 hours of daylight. Moving and drilling has been the key to finding active fish. With a little snow and cooler weather other activities will kick into gear in the Grand Rapids area. Happy Holidays and come join us.

Tom Neustrom, Reed Ylitalo and Dan Connelly went out on 12-23-14 on Grand Rapids area lake 30 minutes NW of Grand Rapids. They found a successful crappie bite. There is action on the Grand Rapids area lakes.  Just use caution before heading out on the ice. The Grand Rapids area has received several days of 35+ weather and rain.

The Grand Rapids area has a wide selection of lodging to choose from from economical motels, hotels with full amenities, quaint bed and breakfasts, to year round lake resorts.  You will not be disapointed. Come discover the best ice fishing in Minnesota in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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