Grand Rapids Fall Fishing Report 10-2-19
The cooler weather has started to roll in and walleye fishing has picked up on several lakes in the Grand Rapids area. Water temperatures have dropped to the mid to upper 50’s and the fish have started to feed for the long cold water period. Big Splithand, Trout, Big Jesse, and Deer Lakes have been doing well. Jig and minnow have been the bait of choice and several anglers have also been trolling Shad Raps after dark doing quite well. The Mississippi River has also been providing good walleye fishing as well. Again a jig and minnow has been the bait of choice.
Northern pike have also been providing good fishing and some of the area lakes have been turning out some trophy size fish. Several northern pike in the middle 30 inch range have come from Spider lake of late and North Star lake as well. Many of these trophy pike are being caught by Musky fisherman throwing large baits.
Crappies are starting to show up in their fall locations and anglers are catching nice crappies on several lakes in the Grand Rapids area, Splithand, Cutfoot, Pokegama, Rice, Spider and several other area lakes are all providing decent crappie action. Small jigs and a minnow fished vertically over schools of crappies can be the ticket. Fall fishing is in full swing so come to the Grand Rapids area and enjoy great fall fishing. Duck hunters are reporting good success also and the Grouse hunting continues to improve as leaves start coming down and providing hunters better opportunities.