This week’s Grand Rapids Ice Fishing Report brought to you by Andy Walls, Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods. Make sure to stop by their current Cohasset location for all of your fishing needs. Watch for their new location opening in Grand Rapids SOON!
The ice days are beginning to be numbered, but that just means some of the best fishing is yet to be had! Most all anglers have been having great success targeting bluegills, crappie, and perch on most all Itasca county lakes! As the weather heats up, and more ice burns off the lakes, we can only expect the bite to become better and more consistent!
Bluegills and crappie have been the most active in the mornings and evenings. Anglers are having the most consistent action right on the edge of the larger weed flats, targeting fish in the 8-16 foot of water range. Tungsten jigs tipped with an array of plastics (color and shape seems to change daily), wax worms & euro larva, or crappie minnows. The fish will only continue to get more aggressive, and the bite will start to be consistent all day long as the ice leaves the lakes!
Perch are another great option, and they have been biting very well. The time of day is less important, as they seem to be biting all day long. Fishing flats in 4-10 feet of water has been holding the largest schools of perch. Anglers are having the best success drilling numerous holes and covering water with a jigging spoon. 1/16-1/4 ounce spoons, in green, orange, or red have been the best tipped with a fatheads or crappie minnow.
Now is the time to book your open water fishing trip, and Grand Rapids, Minnesota is just the place. The Grand Rapids, MN area has over 1, 000 lakes to fish. Check out the Grand Rapids Lodging Options, and don’t delay, book today!