This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report brought to you by Tom Neustrom, owner of MN Fishing Connections Guide Service. Tom is a Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee.
The clock is ticking and the time to enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in northern Minnesota and slipping away. With the rain and wind of the last few days, grouse hunting will only get better and seeing the birds will be somewhat easier. Duck hunters are seeing local ducks, but the northern flights are late in coming, but will be here soon. The fall fishing has been good with the cooler water temperatures of late and the water levels on area lakes have come up with additional rainfall.
Walleyes are definitely in their fall patterns with a jig and minnow being first choice. Anglers trolling crankbaits at night also have been catching walleyes consistently.
Crappies and bluegills have gone to their later fall locations and many will be there even into the cold water period. Right now crappies are suspending in basins that have soft bottom and 22-50 feet of water. With your electronics you can sit on top of the schools and catch suspended fish. A ”Royal Rig” and a minnow will deliver the goods.
Musky fishing has been excellent with many fish being seen and several caught. Some of the best lakes to catch a trophy are Deer, Moose, North Star, and Big Cutfoot Lakes. Get out and enjoy what fall has to offer, The clock is ticking.
There are many Lodging Options in Grand Rapids! There is something for everyone. With 1,007 lakes in the Grand Rapids, MN area, you are sure to catch fish. We welcome you to come and enjoy Fall Fishing and Fall Hunting in the Grand Rapids, MN area.