Fishing Report – Steve Nosbisch – June 20, 2023
Walleye fishing on Leech Lake has been very good lately. Slow tapering flats in 12’-14’ of water that are near shoreline rocks have been producing many keeper sized fish from 17”-20”. A slip bobber and a leech has been most productive, but a jig and half an night crawler has also been producing a few fish. As these fish continue to spread out over these flats, look to pulling crank baits to become more and more effective as well.
The mayflies are starting to hatch, and the fish are continuing their yearly transitions. Staying on the moving and actively searching for bitting fish will continue to be an important factor to your success.
Panfish can be found in the northern bays along the new growth cabbage and in the pencil reeds. The crappies have mostly pulled away from their shallow spawning grounds and have set up on the first break lines near their spawning areas. Sunfish can be found in and around the pencil reeds. A small jig and a leech or piece of night crawler is sure to put a few fish in the boat.