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Decent Ice Conditions in Grand Rapids

This week’s Grand Rapids Ice Fishing Report by Tom Neustrom, owner of MN Fishing Connections guide service.

With pretty decent ice conditions surrounding the Grand Rapids area, anglers have taken to the ice and enjoying one of the best winters in many years. Most of the area lakes have something for everyone. Walleyes, northern poke, panfish, and trout are within a short drive.

Tioga Pit, Kremer, and Moonshine have been giving up rainbows and Tioga has a tendency to turn out bigger Rainbows. Small spoons and light line will usually do the trick. The Grand Rapids area is teaming with panfish opportunities and a few of the bluegill lakes have special 5 fish regulations to insure the future of large gills. Bass Lake in Cohasset and Big and Little Splithand Lakes have 5 bluegill limits and are home to some 9-10 inch fish.

Other area lakes that have good bluegill fishing are Trout in Coleraine, Little Cutfoot, Rush Island, and the Gunn Lake chain.

Crappie fishing also has been good and there are many crappie lakes that you can choose from. Many lakes have both bluegills and crappies, but depths will vary for both.

Walleye fishing has been fair with early and late in the day seems to be the best times. Pokegama, Big Cutfoot, Big Winnie, and Deer Lake have been giving up decent walleyes in depths of 12-25 feet.

Northern Pike have been good on Pokegama, Round, Sand, Jesse and Prairie lakes are a good bet if you’re chasing pike. All in all, there’s plenty of water and many species to chase in the Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids has Minnesota Resorts that are open all year that allow you direct access to the ice. Come fish our 1,007 and catch fish! Grand Rapids, Minnesota is a perfect up north destination that is close enough to be convenient but far enough away to provide a real getaway.

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