Grand Rapids Fishing Report 9-3-14 by Nik Dimich, Dimich Outdoors
Moving into September crappies are on the roam now as well as sunnies, and they are both staying close to weedline edges sliding to deeper water and in deep woody structure. To locate these schools of fish in the fall, try hovering with your electric motor over some woody structure or follow the edges of the weedlines while you vertical jig off the bottom with a jig and minnow or plastics.
Walleyes and perch are frequenting the shoreline veggie beds of thick submerged weeds and areas with sand grass in shallow and on the outside of weedlines. As the water continues to cool walleyes and perch will join the bass by dining on the “crayfish” buffet and can be found on most rock bottoms and rocky structure.
Northern Pike and Muskies will be along these same shoreline structures where there’s structure of rock and weed lines, for where the perch and forage go so do the under water “wolves”.
Good reports are coming in from Pokegama, Winnie, Wabana, Trout and many other area lakes. As always check into our local bait shops/sporting good stores to find out the latest updates from our area lakes. Good luck fishing and we’re proud to be in Minnesota’s nature.