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September 10 Grand Rapids Fishing Report

September 10, 2020 – Grand Rapids Fishing Report brought to you by Tom Neustrom, professional fishing guide and owner of MN Fishing Connections. Looking for a memorable fishing experience, give Tom a call at 218-259-2628.

Minnesota weather can change at a moments notice from shorts to long pants and sweatshirts. This past few days is a prime example and the water temperatures continue to drop and the Fall fishing is in full swing. There is warmer weather on the horizon, but that probably will be short lived.

For many fish heads that love the spring and fall jig bite, we are right at the door step and that presentation continues to excel for walleyes. I have lived and died with jig fishing and there are so many adaptations and cadences to incorporate that can boggle the mind. When I was 12 years old an elderly Swedish gentleman introduced me to jig fishing with a Doll Fly jig and he said to me “ You have to make her dance”, meaning jig the jig, make it move. Changing the cadence and making the jig dart and move made the difference with walleyes. Adding a minnow, half of crawler, plastic body only ads to enticing a bite from hungry walleyes. Some lakes to concentrate on in the next few weeks will be Big Jessie, Big Cutfoot, Winnie, Big Splithand, Moose, and Bowstring.

Crappies will start to seek their fall patterns and be moving slowly into their fall locations. It won’t be for a couple weeks, but checking lakes that have good numbers of crappies will give you an idea where they are setting up for the fall and winter. Crappie lakes to fish from now to ice up are Big and Little Splithand, Loon, Sand, Cutfoot, Bass, Trout, and Sand. Fall is a great time to chase many species and time is short. Grouse hunting should be about the same as last year and the numbers seem to be stable. It’s a great time to be alive and the fall is short, so get out and enjoy one of the best seasons of the year.

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