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For the second week of July, walleye fishing has remained pretty solid in many areas. Despite changing weather patterns, bug hatches, and spiking water temperatures, walleyes continue to be caught with some consistency, especially early or late in the day. Crawlers, leeches, crankbaits, and hard horizontal baits such as Jiggin’ Raps and Shiver Minnows have all turned walleyes this week with a big emphasis on main-lake structure and deep weed edges. Bluegill and crappie reports continue to be good, as fish are now mostly relating to established weed cover and mixed together, although crappie action has been best during the evening hours. Pike and bass are an easy catch along the weedlines in most locations, but you’ll find bigger fish relating to deep weeds. There hasn’t been much for muskie reports this week – more follows than hook-ups – and the fish being caught tended to be small.

Leech Lake Report

Walleyes are spooky and finicky, but not impossible to catch, so work slow with a jig and piece of crawler, slip bobber and leech, or slow-trolled live-bait rigs. There are fish being caught from the 8- to 12-foot weeds in Sucker Bay and Portage Bay, in 15 to 22 feet with a slip bobber and crawler on the south end, and the rock points in 8 to 12 feet. The Sand Point area in Walker Bay is producing walleyes each evening on a slip bobber and leech in 10 to 14 feet. Muskie reports have been best off the rocks around Bear Island or in Boy Bay. Largemouth bass and panfish are set up in the cabbage in most bays, while smallmouth bass are hitting plastics on the main lake reefs and Diamond Point area.

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Report from the Dock The weather, specifically heavy rains in most parts of the state, has had a major impact on fishing this week. Generally, water levels have risen on lakes and rivers everywhere, limiting fishing opportunities in some locations, closing accesses in others, and creating no-wake requirements in select locations. Although some parts of […]

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