Jake Wallace gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for the Grand Rapids Area (Minnesota) on April 18th, 2022.
Grand Rapids Area (Minnesota) Buzz Bite Report 4-18-2022
It’s the third week of April and we still have plenty of ice in the Grand Rapids area. Most lakes have anywhere from eighteen to twenty-four inches of ice.
The panfish fishing has been excellent.
Crappies and bluegills have moved out of the basins and can be found in three to thirteen feet of water. Check areas that have standing green weeds or near creek mouths.
Most of the bluegills and crappies have been suspended, with a few schools just a foot or two below the ice. Don’t be afraid to work the whole water column.
Small tungsten jigs paired with plastics have been the ticket. The Clam Scudi XL and Northland Impulse Bloodworm in white, red, or dark green have been the best producing plastics.
There is very little snow on top of the ice which has made foot travel easy. Track machines and 4wheelers have been getting around as well, but use caution near the shorelines.
Good luck to any anglers fishing late ice in the Grand Rapids area!