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Grand Rapids Fall Fishing Report 10-9-19

This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report by Tom Neustrom, owner of MN Fishing Connections professional fishing guide service.”The fishing has been excellent for several species in the Grand Rapids area”-Neustrom shares.

Panfish continue to be caught on area lakes and are starting to move to their wintering locations. Look for deeper holes and pay attention to your electronics for good success. There are still great angling options in the Grand Rapids area and time is getting short.

Tom Neustrom with a nice fall walleye that was caught on a Grand Rapids MN area lake.

Walleye fishing has been good on several area lakes and with the approaching weather changes about to happen, it’s a great time to get out for some excellent opportunities. Big Jesse, Cutfoot, Swan, Trout and Wabana lakes have been great destinations for walleyes. Jig and a shiner or rainbow chub has been the bait of choice working the the deeper edges of cabbage near deep drops. Whether drifting or working slowly with your bow mount electric motor and fan casting or slowly trolling, its essential to move slowly and work every area you think will be holding hungry walleyes. After dark trolling crankbaits in 6-20 feet in feeding areas are also great presentations to put walleyes in the boat. Crankbaits with a slight rattle can be extremely effective after dark for walleyes to target. Daiwa line counter reels are good choices for trolling the correct amount of line and be repetitive with each successful trolling pass.

Musky fishing also is in great form with the cooler water temperatures and the selective food available that muskies are seeking. Tullibees and whitefish are seeking places to spawn in the late fall and the muskies are right there waiting. Rock, gravel, and green cabbage are locations that attract hungry muskies. Moose, Deer, Spider, Big Cutfoot, and North Star lakes are terrific choices for late fall musky opportunities.

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