Leech Lake Fishing Report for July 12, 2023
July 12, 2023
Report from the Dock
There was a noticeable uptick in muskie activity in a lot of locations this week. While it’s been tough getting them to fully commit, they have started to chase baits such as bucktails, jerkbaits, and topwater presentations with some consistency. Weeds seem to be holding more fish than are rocks at this point. Walleye reports indicate scattered fish with short feeding windows. The early morning and evening hours have been best, and anglers willing to cover water with crank-baits, slow-death rigs, or spinner rigs are picking off better numbers of fish. The complete opposite of that continues to be a solid slip bobber-and-leech bite, which continues to produce plenty of walleyes once you locate them. Mayfly hatches were part of the conversation from many bigger lakes this week. There also were a lot of strong bass and panfish reports this week, with deep weedlines tending to produce bigger bass, crappies, and bluegills.
Leech Lake Report
Walleyes are spread out and being taken with spinners and crawlers or crankbaits on the 10- to 16-foot breaks and structure in Walker Bay, Stoney Point, and Goose Island. Once you find a pod of fish, a slip bobber and leech will produce walleyes as well, especially during the evening hours. Muskie action has picked up, with the shallower rocks and weeds holding active fish. Bucktails and topwater baits are triggering fish. The cabbage beds in most bays are holding bass.