Fishing Report for July 22, 2019
Steve Nosbisch Fishing Guide
Fishing has improved over the past few days on Leech Lake. The yearly bug hatches are finally starting to wind Down, and the walleyes are beginning to target other food sources. Many of the walleyes in the cleaning shacks this week have had either small perch or crayfish in their stomach.
Trolling crank baits over mud to sand transition areas has been producing a good number of walleyes this week. Try trolling at 2.0-2.5 MPH in 12’-16’ of water near Red Rocks reef and Stony Point.
A Lindy rig and a leech has been producing well during low light hours on the break lines in Walker Bay. Start out in 7’-9’ of water and try to locate a school of fish. Once they are found, follow the fish deeper as the sun gets higher in the sky.
The panfish are setting up nicely along some of the weed beds on Leech Lake and the surrounding lakes. Moving along the weed lines with a 1/16th ounce jig and a panfish Leech or part of a night crawler is sure to locate a few fish. When you find them anchor near by and casting jigs or bobber rigs through the school of fish will put more in the boat.
Muskie fishing is slowly showing more and more signs of life. Anglers who are willing to work for it have been putting some nice fish in the boat. Being persistent and casting bucktails and glide baits around the cabbage beds is producing a few fish.
Captain Steve Nosbisch