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Leech Lake, MN (August 10th, 2023)

The beginning of August has brought with it some good fishing. Walleyes are being caught in a wide variety of locations across the lake right now. Many of the sand flats are producing plenty of walleyes both during the day and after dark. Try 14-16 foot of water during the day and slipping up to 8-10 foot of water once the sun goes down. The main lake rock structures are starting to kick out a few fish as well. Check offshore rock structures with a slip bobbers and leeches in 11-18 feet of water. 

Weed lines in 10-12 feet of water are producing a very nice mixed bag of fish. It is not uncommon to catch walleyes, perch, sunfish, large mouth bass, northern pike, and rock bass all in the same spot. A slip bobber with a leech, or a jig and night crawler have been producing well. Don’t be afraid to pitch a jig and minnow in the same areas. 

The muskie fishing has been solid. Main lake rocks and weeds have been producing a decent number of fish. Bucktails and topwater baits have been the most productive. As the the weeks progress watch for the shoreline structure to start to produce more and more. 

Steve Nosbisch 
www.stevenosbischguide.com
www.leechlakeguideteam.com
www.kenkatch.com