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Fishing Report for July 10, 2023

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The past few days has seen a full moon followed by storms and a cold front / high pressure system. What does that mean? Stick and move! We are still catching lots of walleye on and around 6-14ft depending on structure. Jigging raps, bobbers, and drop shot rigs are still turning plenty of keepers. The bite is “off” just enough that we are getting 2-3 fish per school and then moving on to the next batch. Staying away from other boats is key for calmer days and high sun. Find a fresh school of fish on sand or rock flats and you will find a few bites. The evening crank bait bite is going on the main lake flats and weed beds in the evening. #5 and #7 shad raps are turning fish in 10-12ft.
Large and Smallmouth bass are being caught with tube jigs and Ned rigs. Large mouth are in the slop around docks and weeds while smallmouth are frequenting rock piles in 8-14ft.
Musky action is slowed some this week as they are pushing shallow. Many fish are in transition still. Fish can be found both suspended and I’m shallow weed / sand flats. This bite will pick up as more fish push shallow.
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Steve Nosbisch


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.


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