Grand Rapids Fall Fishing Report by Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections
The sands of the hour glass are slowly moving down to spell the soon to be closure on the 2014 open water fishing season. There are still several species of active fish to be taken as many are feeding heavily before the cold water period is upon us. Walleyes, Crappies, Northern Pike and Muskies are biting and it’s a great time for a few last days on the water. The grouse and duck hunting has been above average with lots of birds being scene.
It’s the time of year to also get the boat and motor ready for storage and there are a few tips that can make life a lot easier once next spring comes. Drain all the water out of live wells and wipe them down. Make sure your plug is disconnected from transom of the boat. Charge your batteries to the max before storing and most often remove batteries and fully charge them before storing. Add a good quality gas treatment to your fuel tank to guard against moisture buildup during the winter months. Remove all clothing and life jackets from dry storage as not to cause mold or mildew.
Have your motor winterized by a marine dealer in the area. Ray’s Marine does a great job in Grand Rapids, but call ahead and make an appointment. It’s a busy time of the year and many folks have the same idea. Cover your boat if possible to keep unwanted critters out looking for a winter home. They can do unwanted damage to wiring and fuse boxes. These are just a few tips for taking care of your boat before it’s put to bed for the long winter months.
Enjoy fishing in Minnesota’s nature. Come fish in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.