Tom Neustrom BassThis weeks Grand Rapids MN is from Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections.

The fishing has been very consistent  as of late. Most species have being active. Crappie and Sunfish have for the most point left the weedline and are suspended off the edges of the weeds. Small jigs with wax worm or small minnow will catch Crappie and big Bluegill on several area lakes. Some of the area lakes to consider are Big and Little Splithand Bass lake and Little Cutfoot.

Bass fishing still continues to attract anglers up north. Some of the lakes to concentrate for Large and Small Mouth Bass are Pokegama, Wabana and Rice lakes. Mostly right now drop-shot fishing with 4 to 6 inch robo or jaeckel worms have been working really well.

The Northern Pike fishing has been excellent.  Try trolling shad-raps, husky-jerks, and a variety of spoons targeting on cabbage leaves for best success.

The Walleye fishing has been good but expect that to improve as the water temp begin to cool. Our next frost will kick start many species into the fall.