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Head North to Ice Fish Grand Rapids for Panfish

This week’s Grand Rapids Ice Fishing report by Tom Nuestrom, highlights panfishing in Grand Rapids.

The recent snow storm has caused a tremendous amount of water on the ice. Foot travel is probably advised at this time, and still bring an extension for your auger because we still have a lot of ice. Many of the small lakes that you can walk out to areas to fish would probably be your best choice. Most ice roads are not being maintained anymore, call local bait shops for updated information.Thousands lakes, Fred and River Rat Bait are goo options.

Some smaller lakes to try for panfish that you can walk into right now would be little splithand, little moose, sand, and grave. The same tactics that you have been using for panfish all winter will continue to work.Light tip rods, light line, and 1/16 ounce tungsten jigs with a euro-larva and wax worms. Keep moving until you see active fish just like you have been most of the winter.

Pay attention to ice conditions in coming weeks. Additional moisture and direct sun can begin to eat awy at shoreline ice.

Now is a good time to start thinking about getting your summer tackle ready. In the coming weeks we will give you tips and tricks to get ready for the open season. Now is also a great time to book your summer fishing trip or trips. Consider Grand Rapids, Minnesota as one of your locations for your trip. There are over 1,000 lakes to fish for bass, bluegill, crappies, perch, trout, musky, northern, and walleye. There is many Minnesota Fishing Resorts and Lake Home Rentals where you will find comfortable lodging cabins that are located on the water, with boat docking available. These cabins have full kitchens and living rooms for gathering space separate from bedrooms. Grand Rapids also has conveniently located Hotels/Motels and a Bed and Breakfast that offer clean and comfortable rooms that offer in town amenities which are close to many boat landings.

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