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    Tips for catching walleye and bass on Grand Rapids, MN area lakes

    6-15-22 Grand Rapids, MN area lakes fishing report brought to you by Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods and MN Fishing Connections. If you are looking for a memorable fishing trip with your friends and loved one’s, you need to book a guided fishing trip. Check out our Lakes and Fishing Page and scroll down to search our professional fishing guide list. Make sure you book early! Our Fishing Guides book up for the summer. Our network of fishing guides can connect you with another professional fishing guide if they are booked. Sporting Good shops like Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods are good places to get bait, fishing gear, and updated fishing reports.

    Quick Grand Rapids Fishing Report By: Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods

    Grant Thousand Lakes with nice walleye from grand rapids mn area lake
    Grant Prokop with a nice Grand Rapids, MN area lake walley.

    With the summer starting to settle in, panfishing is peaking. Crappies are still hanging around the shallow water but starting to move to the first break with the new growth vegetation. Bluegills are spawning up shallow and are very vulnerable. Be aware of new regulations put in place this year and help maintain our wonderful panfish opportunities.

    The walleye bite is in full swing. A jig and minnow are still producing on the shallower flats. The fish are starting to transition towards deeper waters. Targeting these fish with a lindy rig or spinners can be very effective

    Bass fishing is excellent at the moment. Largemouth are up shallow and starting to move to weedlines and heavier cover. The smallmouth spawn is in full swing. 

    Tom Neustrom Shares Tips for Catching Walleye and Bass on Grand Rapids Area Lakes

    Alex Rowell with Small Mount Bass caught on Grand Rapids Area Lake
    Alex Rowell with Small Mount Bass caught on Grand Rapids Area Lake while fishing with Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections.

    Here are some tips for catching walleye. With the warmer weather, look for walleyes going deeper than in their spring locations. Food sources have changed, and now you have to bring everything but the kitchen sink. No pun intended! Leeches, crawlers, spinners, minnows and slip bobber fishing is good early and late in the day. 

    Here are tips for catching Bass. They are on their spawning beds or just off of them. They stay near the same area. Follow shallows, and watch for structure like lilly pads, rock piles, and shoreline structure. Good search baits are chatter baits, suspending baits (like Northland Rumble Shad).

    Tips for Catching Crappies. They should move off into first break about 10 ft away from spawning areas. Seek newly emerging cabbage weed. Will also hold crappies and other species of fish. 

    Lakes to consider for catching walleye and bass in the Grand Rapids are Big Splithand, Trout, Pokegama, Big Jessie, Bowstring, and Big Winnie. Check out our Fishing and Lakes Page for more information.

    Don’t forget to have your fishing license on you. And make sure you understand the Minnesota Fishing Regulations because there are new slot limits on some area lakes.