Ice Fishing 2015 with Tom Neustrom (Minnesota Fishing Connections Guide Service and Tom Neustrom Fishing Promotions) and Reed Ylitalo (Wings and Walleyes Guide Service).  Tom and Reed share their technique with small baits, 1-2 grubs and quick tip rods to get on the crappies.  Tom and Reed share that you do not need a lot of equipment to winter fish. After 2 hours of fishing they find themselves with their limit.  You can follow Tom Neustrom Fishing Promotions and Wings and Walleyes Guide Service on Facebook.

Find the best ice fishing of 2015 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Mother nature has provided northern Minnesota with some great hard water action.  In Grand Rapids you will find easy access to area lakes with low snow coverage.   On some smaller lakes you are able to walk right out, set-up your shelter, drill some holes and start catching fish. Warmer weather in the 20’s and 30’s will allow ice fisherman to fish out in the open without shelters.  You have to come experience this for yourself.

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The ice fishing has been consistent throughout the winter months and most of the ice anglers have been extremely happy with their results. All you have to do is drive around the Grand Rapids area lakes and see fish houses set up on nearly every body of water big and small. The panfish bite has been excellent so far this winter and it doesn’t appear it will slow down soon. Walleye fishing has been decent and the window of opportunity seems to be early and late in the day. Down size your spoons, Jigging Raps, and size of minnows a bit these next few weeks. It always seems in January and February it’s a good tip to go by. Pokegama, Deer, Trout, and Moose lakes in the Grand Rapids area seem to be your best bet for chasing walleyes and an occasional nice northern pike as well.

Come up and experience ice fishing 2015 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. You can follow Tom Neustrom’s weekly Ice Fishing Report at www.visitgrandrapids.com/lakes-fishing. Tom shares fishing tips, fish species that are biting, what they are biting on, and which lakes are presenting opportunities.  Looking to catch a certain species, you will want to check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Lake Finder website. You select Itasca County and you will find an alphabetic list of all the area lakes. Once you click on a lake within the list up pops useful information to get you to this lake from your location. You can use gps and/or google map. You can find information like nearest city, fishing regulations for each lake, and links to additional resources. A great tool if you are looking to fish on an unfamiliar Minnesota lake.

Winter CabinOvernight Lodging, Dining & Services

Grand Rapids has wonderful lodging options from economical and conveniently located hotels and motels to year round resorts that offer lake access.  Grand Rapids has a great selection of dining and some that will even cook your freshly caught fish. Or you can choose to share a cabin with a couple of friends and warm up by the fireplace and cook your fish the way you like it. There is no time like the present than to come to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for the best ice fishing in Minnesota. Grand Rapids has access to over 1,000 area lakes.  This means that you have an abundance of ice fishing opportunity.  Grand Rapids also has several bait shops to choose from, gas stations and convenience stores, and sporting goods stores in case you forgot something at home.

You can talk live to a Grand Rapids Travel Expert at 1-800-355-9740.