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Grand River Fishing Report

The Grand River is in fantastic condition, low and clear to slight stain with temps in the mid to upper 70’s.  Here’s the latest from the frontlines and all things Werkman Outfitters.

I have to say, we have been really busy with guide trips the past few weeks.  The smallmouth are in their summer patterns and typical locations.   

To bring fish to net you’ll need to up both your finesse and casting game.  Patience is key. Try using tubes, ned rigs, creature baits, etc.  In the clear water, pinks, whites and chartreuse colors mixed in with the natural colors are working the best.  

Fish the deeper holes and pockets, find structure and cast literally right on it and let your lure slide off.  The bigger fish are holding tight and right under it.  

I cannot emphasize enough, you can have all the lures, rods, reels, etc. but if you can’t get your lure to the structure, you’re going to miss out on big opportunities.

Alaska 2022

If you are not aware, Max and I will be hosting a destination trip next August to the Naknek River Camp near King Salmon, Alaska.  Right now we have about a dozen people that have expressed some type in interest in the trip.  If you have any interest in learning more, please contact us using the button below.  We promise Alaska won’t disappoint.  For more information check out our Werkman Outfitters website

It’s hard to believe that we are almost half way through August.  September and October can produce some great fishing opportunities as the smallmouth and pike start to fatten up for the upcoming winter.  Give us a call today and get on our calendar.

Capt. Tom Werkman
"The Old Man"

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