Spring Panfish

Dena Woerner Catches Spring Panfish

Grand Rapids Ice Fishing Report 3-18-15 by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections.

What happened to winter! It was here yesterday and gone today and tomorrow just at a flip of the switch. For all the winter enthusiasts most are putting away their winter gear and Spring has definitely sprung. People are raking their yards and it’s amazing the quick transition that has happened at a moment’s notice.

There is some ice fishing still available for panfish, but extreme caution should be taken. ATV and foot travel is now advised and driving vehicles on the ice should not be an option. As the days get warmer and the sun gets more intense and add a little rain, things will change even quicker.

You can check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ice safety resource page before heading out to ensure safe travels on area lakes.  No ice is safe ice! Use caution and let someone know where you are heading out in case of an emergency. Ice picks are always an important tool to have with you this time of year in case you would go through the ice. This time of the year foot travel is the most recommended.

Tom Neustrom shares a couple of tips on putting away your winter equipment. When putting away your snowmobiles and snowblowers, add some Sea Foam to protect the gas and make it run smooth.  Charge your batteries also before putting them away.

Open water will be here before you know it. Don’t delay, book your open water fishing trip today!  In Grand Rapids you will find an abundance of lodging properties ready to serve your fishing trip needs.  From year round fishing resorts to conveniently located hotels and economic motels to quaint bed & breakfasts. There is a lodging property to meet everyone’s needs.  Many of the lodging properties are geared towards assisting in best fishing locations on area lakes, have onsite fish cleaning locations, and cater to fishing enthusiasts.

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

EOW is 47 miles of a scenic drive connects Grand Rapids to Effie Minnesota.

The beauty of Spring is upon us. There are many places to see in Minnesota this time of year.  It is a great time to come to northern Minnesota to view the vivid bright green of the forests, soothing blue waters of the 1,000 area grand lakes, and be welcomed by the smiles of the communities. Grand Rapids businesses are ready to welcome you this spring. In the Grand Rapids area we have an abundance of unique one-of-a-kind shops where you will find everything from antiques to home decor.  Take a hike or bike on one of our thousands of miles of outdoor recreation trails. Experience nature first hand on our well maintained trails that border forests and area lakes.  The stunning scenery of the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway is a great drive tour to take in the spring to view wildlife and spring landscapes of northern Minnesota. After you have worked up a healthy northern Minnesota appetite you will want to check out the many area restaurants from bistros to white linen tableclothed dining.

Check out VisitGrandRapids.com today to learn more about the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area. You can also contact one of our travel specialists at 1-800-335-9740 for more information.