Grist Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 29 ratings as of Dec. 20, 2020

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by dougy on Dec. 20, 2020

Ice Report: 16 in
200 yards from the boat ramp .

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by Fishcon1 on May. 9, 2020

Does anyone know when or if the ice is off ?

by Fudge on Feb. 28, 2020

How are the ice conditions?

by Krutov44 on Feb. 6, 2020

Spent all Feb. 6th at Grist.caught a total of 10 lakers and a whitefish.Biggest was 74cm and easily caught 4-5 keepers within 60-70cm. Two of us came away with a 65cm & a 69cm. 19” ice with 16-18” snow.

by iFish Guest on Sep. 8, 2019

Can anyone give me an update on how cabins are to rent . Clean , resondable priced?

by dougy on Dec. 10, 2018

Ice Report: 8 in
Contacted lodge ice is only 8” thick

by Larry hutton on Aug. 6, 2018

Spent three nights August 3rd to the 5th at grist lake camp grounds fishing was ok only a 2 star day caught two keepers

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by Krutov44 on Mar. 30, 2018

Fished Grist on Mar. 24th on the north end. Drilled a hole in surprisingly 4.2ft of water, dropped a cold lake special and hooked a 77cm. So fished from 4-18 feet and caught 7 fish(2keepers) and lost 3-4. Also caught a 87cm Pike and a whitefish. Good day!

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by Northernoutdoors on Mar. 5, 2018

Anyone fishing here lately ? How is the bite ?

by the hawk on Feb. 1, 2018

Went to grist Jan 25th got their at 6 am set up in 100ft of water nothing .. waited till sunrise moved into 6-10 ft of water for pike and landed 25-30 lake trout trip of a life time !! Set up on the left side of the lake from the road .. ranging from 3lb 8 lbs ... caught on anchovies 4 -6" ... action all day ! 24" of ice !

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by Monzy on Jul. 7, 2015

I give this place no stars! Way to over priced and lots of hidden fees. Paid $200 per night then you find out when you get there that it's another $20 to boat over there (it's only accessible by boat) each way! Lady asked us if we wanted fire wood for fire, had to chop it ourselves, then they charged us $40 when we checked out, that was one expensive 10 min fire (too many mosquitos out, wasn't enjoyable being out there). Then my boat broke down so had to rent a horrible tinner for $190/day. Didn't even come with an anchor we just drifted all over the place. Ended up just using it once. Had to get it towed back, had my 4-month-old daughter with me, charged me $100. He knew he could charge me anything he wanted but the guy is just money hungry, doesn't care about you or making sure you have a good time. The cabins smelled of propane, screens were all broken so all the mosquitos kept getting in, the kitchen table was held together by duct tape, linens have never been washed, and the bed was built with twigs, not sure what you're getting for $200 when nothing is up to code, your safety is compromised, they charge for everything and rip you off with hidden fees. And you have to bring your garbage back with you. Run by lazy pieces of crap, worst fishing weekend ever, never will they get another cent from me!

by OB15 on Jan. 3, 2015

Ice Report: 14 in
14 - 16 inches of ice. Stay to the plowed road around the south side of the lake and you will be ok.

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by Wally slayer on Jul. 5, 2014

Fishing was terrible. Rained 45mm in three days. Also if you plan on staying at grist lake lodge is is very old and outdated. Wasn't overly impressed for the price

by Wally slayer on May. 31, 2014

How did you make out at grist? I'm heading there in a week and a half.

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by hookedonit on Mar. 19, 2014

I m heading out to Grist on the weekend, anyone been out lately, how is the road after the warm weather.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 29, 2014

Went there twice so far this winter, first time caught 6 nice lakers biggest being close to 30 inches, fishing seems good about 50 yards off the lodge, using smelts or minnows on tip ups.

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by Fac3 on Dec. 17, 2013

Road was good going in, they have a road plowed around the waters edge to the lodge. Fishing was good and there is 10 to 12 inches easy

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 25, 2013

We are planning to head up to Grist Lake this weekend does anyone know what the road is like up there?

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by Tario82 on Feb. 25, 2013

We are planning a large trip next weekend, how is the road in?

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by Jesso on Jan. 29, 2013

Went to grist on Jan 25, 26/2013 and had a good time with good friends!! The skidooing this year is amazing, lots of snow.. 4' in some spots. Fishing was good, caught 2 first day and 4 the next day and they guy next to us caught a 17lbs- 89cm jackfish.

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by Bubs on Jan. 26, 2013

How much snow is there around grist and where's the hot spots ? Never fished on this lake before

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by Fisher on Jan. 15, 2013

How is the road out to grist? Never been there and want to give it a try

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by Oldstock on Jan. 8, 2013

I was out yesterday, Ice is about a foot and a half thick, couple lakers, fine day

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by Colin k on Dec. 2, 2012

I was wondering if anyone checked the ice thickness this year? It's December 2 and can't wait to get out there!

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by Colin k on Dec. 2, 2012

Never had a unsuccessful trip yet! Fishing is great!

by Dorts on Jun. 3, 2012

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by Shooters on Mar. 4, 2012

Ice fished there in jan. nailed a 12 pound laker u have to be in 40 ft of water min. Hit a couple other lakers but lost em at the ice

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by Kyle on Jun. 25, 2011

Was fishing there June 17-21 caught 8 lakers and 1 pike. Only caught fish one day. Lodges was good weather wasn't.

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by FishHunterPro on Apr. 14, 2011

Ice fish here 3x now any never had to much luck.Few lakers lots of burbot . Never caught any pike. I'm gonna give this place a second chance in early June cause the locals say it's the best time of the season.

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