Jake Wallace gives his latest Buzz Bite Report on the fishing in the Grand Rapids Area on March 31st, 2023.
Grand Rapids, MN: 3-31-2023
We’ve got brutal travel conditions over here in the Grand Rapids area. We have been finding anywhere from two to nine inch pockets of water and slush all across the lakes. Snowmobiles or foot travel are recommended.
Despite the tough contains the fishing is beginning to improve. Anglers can expect to catch good numbers of panfish.
Crappies and bluegills have moved out of the basins and can be found in eight to fifteen feet of water on most lakes. Check shallow flats that have standing green weeds or are located near creek mouths. If you can find flats near/adjacent to the deepwater basins, odds are they will hold both bluegills and crappies as well.
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. During low light periods spoons paired with wax worms also worked great.
We still have plenty of safe ice with most lakes having twenty-two to twenty-six inches of ice. Judging by the ten day forecast we still have atleast two or three more weeks of good ice so get out and enjoy it.
Good luck to any anglers fishing the late ice bite in the Grand Rapids area!