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Grand Rapids MN Ice Fishing Report | 1-31-24
The ice has remained consistent over the last couple weeks. The mild weather has meant we haven’t gained much for ice, or lost much. However, we have seen some increasingly warm temperatures in the last few days which might cause some weaker ice, specifically the ice along the edges of the lake which heats up quickly. We once again urge caution when making it out on the ice in the following week, especially when using motorized vehicles.
Locally fishing has been great for this time of the year. Typically walleye fishing tends to slow down significantly as we move into February. However, the bite has still been holding on strong the last couple weeks. Fish have been most active during the morning and evening periods. The bite seems to be the strongest on most local lakes in 20ft – 25ft of water. Jigging spoons have still been the most successful bait, but dead sticks have been producing good results too.
The panfish bite has also been great. Fish have been found mostly on shallow basins similar to what we have seen in the past couple weeks. On days with cloud cover, fish seem more willing to bite all day. On sunny days fish appear to be more spooky, but the bite really turns on around sunset. Tungsten tipped with plastics have been a reliable way to get them to bite.
Trout fishing has still been good, however warming conditions has made lake trout fishing sketchy on many bodies of water. Use extreme caution in you plan on targeting them in the next couple weeks with these conditions.
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