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Fishing Report – August 16, 2021

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Leech Lake has been a challenge the last week given the big wind that has been in play.  Sometimes your fishing, sometimes your hiding!  The jumbo perch, while still sporadic, have shown up more and more throughout the last week. 1/16th oz jig and fathead or a slip bobber and a fathead has been the best in 6-10 fow.  Look to weed areas around mounds point to start.  Walleye can still be found shallow with bobbers and leeches but that fall rigging bite along steeper breaks is about ready to start up as well.

Muskie fishing the active fish are relating to shallow (2-8 fow) areas, rocks, weeds and sand. Most productive baits have been bucktails and topwaters. Bite windows have proven to be short so you need to capitalize on those precious strikes!

-Jim Ernster

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Fishing Report- Swanson’s Bait & Tackle

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Walleye- Fishing is starting to pick up! Water temps are slowly falling and winds have pushed fish into/onto wind-blown structure. Weedlines 13-17ft are holding fish. Lindy Rig live bait (crawlers & minnows) along these edges. Jig Raps and a jig and minnow are good options for fish deeper than 20ft. Walleye reports should continue to get better as we push towards fall!

Bass- The shallow bite has been tough this week. Fish seemed to have slid out past the first break. Cooling water and low lake levels have impacted the bite. Deeper rocks are still holding smallmouth.

Panfish/Crappies- Low light with small jigs worked through and around cabbage is still producing fish! This bite will slow as weeds start to die off.

Muskie- Seeing some really nice fish! Top water baits worked at low light has been getting action. Sand is the one area that fish have been showing up. Keep Casting!


Good Luck!


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