G3 Sportsman With Griz You Will Catch Walleye

Let’s see what we got. It is always a surprise. Nice walleye. We have only been here 10 minutes. They don’t always bite right away.

Griz may look like a biker but he is a heck of a fisherman and guide.

G3 Sportsman How Do You Know Where to Fish

What are you looking for?

Look at the shoreline for rocks. Griz likes to fish the rocky area.

Look for change of depth change. Look for a shelf where it drops quickly. The walleyes hang out right at the drops.

We are coming up on a change of 8ft to 5ft. There should be a walleye sitting right at the edge.

Yep, got him!

Nice fish.

G3 Sportsman Walleye in the Mississippi

The Mississippi river around St. Paul is a wonderful fishery. It is not uncommon to get a 10 lb walleye.

The river is open to fishing all year round.

Griz knows where to find the Honey Holes.

In one spot, we caught several walleyes, a crappie, a small mouth bass, and a catfish. You never know what you will get.

If someone does not like fishing with the Griz, they are hard to please.

Simple rig, simple fishing, just catching fish.

How to Bait and Jig for Walleye

We are with the Griz in St. Paul, MN. Here is how to hook your minnow. If you go through the head the minnow will spin on your hook.

You need to go through the mouth and up the head. Then the minnow will not spin.

Drop your jig to the bottom. Lift and drop. Lift and drop. Get ready you will get a fish.

They come in all sizes. Sometimes big and sometimes small. In the Mississippi you never know what you will catch. It might be a walleye or a catfish, or small mouth bass, or other.

G3 Sportsman Features the Griz

Look at that walleye! That is a nice walleye. This weeK G3 Sportsman heads up to St. Paul, Minnesota to fish with the Griz.

Minneapolis and St. Paul may be famous for the Vikings, Twins, Timber Wolfs, and the Minnesota Wild there is another famous animal roaming the mighty Mississippi. He is know as the Griz. The famous walleye fishing guide.

Minnesota Bound A Day With the Griz

Head down the river with one of our favorite fishing characters, Griz.

If you have never seen a real life river rat, now you have. He is the most famous river rat in Minnesota. The fun part about finishing in the river is you never know what you are going to pull up.

To Griz, up there means the daily fish count. Some days we catch over 200 walleyes a day. With a guide you don’t have to think. Take me to the fish Griz!

Finding fish close to home is why you find the Griz fishing the old Mississippi.

They Call Me The Griz

My name is Dick , I live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I like to fish the Mississippi. We catch everything here. We will get 10 species today. My specialty is walleye.

Today we are fishing with the Griz

Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot

– Wednesday was cold. At times the sun shone in a blue sky. But the wind was bitter and the water temperature was only 34 degrees. This was our first open-water trip of the year, Dick “Griz” Grzywinski and me, and we were jigging for walleyes, with gloves on.

We had jumped the gun a bit. Typically we break out the boat battery and rods and reels closer to April 1, when walleyes and sauger are going in Pool 4, near Red Wing.

Oftentimes until then there’s enough ice on area lakes to support the pursuit of Complete Story on Startribune.com and crappies, however intense or casual. Not this year. With alternatives few, the big river beckoned, and we bought in.

“Let’s try Pool 2,” Griz said.

Extending from the Ford Dam to Hastings, and winding through downtown St. Paul, Pool 2 in summer is a barge and push-boat thoroughfare. Captains of these vessels seem not to mind the smattering of fishing craft that gather upstream or downstream of wingdams, or sometimes on the backsides of eddies or in the current seams that angle from bridge abutments. Viewed from above by one of the many eagles that circle these waters, such comings and goings must seem curious indeed — real busybodies, these Americans at work.

“It don’t seem right,” Griz was saying as he idled down his outboard. “But these things” — he was holding a 2-inch-long lump of extruded plastic — “have produced better than minnows.”

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