Fishing Report for July 10, 2023
Fishing continues to be strong on Leech Lake. The number of walleyes in the system right now is incredible. Walleye can be found hanging out in the sand close to weed edges and drop offs. Casting slip bobbers and leeches, jigs and night crawlers, or jigs and leeches to them has been providing plenty of action. The crankbait bite has also been improving. The flats areas with both sand and soft bottom areas are producing some fish in 12’-14’ of water using perch and crayfish colored baits.
Check the weed lines near deep water to be holding then majority of panfish by now. Sunfish can be caught throughout the day while crappies are most active during the evening hours and low light periods. Trolling a small jig and a curly tailed grub at 1.0-1.2 mph along the weed edges is a good way to locate fish. Coming back and fishing the area more methodically with live bait will likely put a few more fish in the boat.
The muskie fishing is starting to improve. More and more fish are moving towards the shallow structure each day. Look for weedbeds and rock reefs close to deep water as areas fish will show up in first. Casting bucktails and jerk baits over these areas are a good way to get some action.