Grand Rapids MN Fishing Report
Summer is in full swing, and the fish seem to know it. Walleye, pike, bass, panfish, and muskie have all been hitting the nets in abundance lately.
Bass and panfish have been most active on deeper weed edges in 10-16 feet of water. Small spinners, twister tails on a jig head, or a bobber and a leech have all been producing quality bluegill and crappie. Bass are being found in similar areas and being caught well on a jig and a worm or a Texas rigged worm. Pokegama has been fishing well. The panfish have been in the weed lines. Lake trout fishing has been good on Pokegama Lake. The therma-cline has been showing up at 50-55ft. Which has been good for running lead core or down riggers. If you don’t own get a deep running crank bait and put a split shot about 4ft in front of it to get it down deeper.
Walleye have been very good in the area. Spinner rigs with crawlers and leeches have been the ticket lately. Trolling at 1.2-1.5 MPH in 14-22 feet of water just outside the weed beds. Once you locate biting fish anchoring up and floating a slip-bobber with a leech has also been effective.
Eric Steere with a nice musky from a Grand Rapids, MN area lake this summer.
Musky and northern pike have definitely been active. Structures in 10-16 feet like deep weed edges, rock points, and mid lake humps have all been producing good action. Topwater, bucktails, and rubber baits have been the most consistent. Mornings and evenings seem to be the best bite windows, but there are quite a few fish that have been caught mid day too.
Remember the water temps are at their peak, so oxygen levels are fairly low which makes recovery even harder. So making sure you are prepared with all the right equipment to unhook fish quickly and properly to help ensure a safe release.