Jake Wallace gives his latest Buzz Bite on the Grand Rapids area fishing on February 21st, 2023.
Grand Rapids Area 2-21-2023: Buzz Bite
We’ve got great ice conditions in the Grand Rapids area with most lakes having anywhere from sixteen to twenty-two inches of ice. The walleye bite has been fairly slow, but a few fish can be caught during the primetime hours late in the morning and early in the evening.
1/8 ounce spoons tipped with minnow heads or deadsticks and set lines paired with a live minnow have been the best presentations. Focus on breaks, humps, and rock piles in seventeen to twenty-five feet of water.
The Eelpout bite is just starting to heat up and will continue to get better as we head into march. Heavy glow spoons tipped with a few minnows has produced a majority of the fish.
Target depths between twenty and thirty feet of water for the best success. The best bite has been between 6pm to 8pm but fish are biting all night.
Bluegills and crappies can be found along weedy flats along the edge of the basin in fourteen to twenty-two feet of water. They are beginning to school up and are starting to make their way to their late ice locations.
Northern pike and largemouth bass can be found mixed in with the bluegills and in shallow weed beds in less than fifteen feet of water. Sucker minnows on a set line or I Fish Pro will get bite.
The Grand Rapids area fishing is good right now and should only get better. Get out and enjoy it!