Winter PerchGrand Rapids Ice Fishing Report 2-11-15 by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections

As ice fishing for walleyes and northern pike starts to wind down for the season the cold water period makes many species slow down a bit before the spring. Grand Rapids has so many options for anglers and several species are right at your fingertips. With the great ice fishing that we have enjoyed all season many of the smaller lakes just north of Grand Rapids will give up some great opportunities for crappies, sunfish, and even rainbow and brown trout.  There are an unbelievable number of lakes within 25 miles of Grand Rapids that offer angling where you may never see another person all day. When fishing these smaller lakes where there has been little or no travel the entire winter, foot travel or use of ATV’s is recommended. There can be slight differences in ice thickness and caution should always be used when traveling on ice. Several people are enjoying nice walks along the many trails located close to Grand Rapids. With the current level of snow it makes for great exploring and traveling in the woods. Come join us for we are truly about “Minnesota’s Nature”. For more information check out Visit Grand Rapids or call to talk with a travel information specialist 1-800-355-9740.