Grand Rapids Fishing Report 7-18-18
This week’s Grand Rapids Fishing Report brought to you by Tom Neustrom, owner of MN Fishing Connections Guide Service. Lakes of Grand Rapids have been great destinations for multiple species and continue to provide anglers with great opportunities. Pan fishing for bluegills and crappies have been excellent and anglers have been targeting weed beds and edges for best results. On dark water lakes the action has been most of the day and on clearer lakes the crappie action has been early and late in the day. Small jigs and plastic bodies have been good for crappies. Whether cast and slowly retrieved over the top of the weeds or a slip bobber and a small minnow. For bluegills a small jig with a piece of night crawler or wax worm is dynamite on different species. Move to weed beds that are productive and get ready for some fast
With warmer than normal weather this summer the bass fishing has been terrific on area lakes, Every lake in the entire Grand Rapids area contains unlimited opportunities for large and smallmouth bass. National attention has come through the success of professional bass tournaments that have been hosted in our community. We continue to not only provide great fishing for both species of bass, but also provide information to have visiting anglers the best options for their visit. Besides Pokegama Lake, Wabana, Trout, Loon, Rice, and Turtle lakes all provide excellent bass fishing. Drop Shot, Spinner baits, jig and worm, jig and pig, Texas Rig, crank baits, and top water presentations are all excellent choices for catching bass. All of the bait and sport shops in the Grand Rapids area can provide tackle and good information for good bass destinations.
Walleye fishing has still been good on area lakes with weed lines being the best options. Again spinner rigs with a half crawler or a chub or shiner can be good choices to be fished. Trolling crank baits in depths of 8-14 feet is also a great way to trigger walleyes and catch some bonus northern pike along the way.
Good weeks of summer fishing are still on the horizon so enjoy the opportunities that are available.