If you’re been itching for a Leech Lake musky fishing report, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s mid July and the recent hot weather has started to push the muskies up into the shallows for some traditional summertime patterns.
In his report, Jeff Andersen breaks down musky movement this time of year and shares a few of his favorite baits to put them in the boat now that they’re finally in summer mode:
“Hey guys, what’s shaking. Jeff Andersen here with Leisure Outdoor Adventures, calling in your AnglingBuzz musky fishing report for the Leech Lake area.
“Our water temperatures have risen pretty fast and that’s going to bring a bunch of fish shallow. We’ve had a pretty good open water bite where we’re finding fish out over the basin. Some smaller fish have pushed up onto structure and just recently, we’ve started contacting muskies up on the shallow structure. Green cabbage has been really key for us in locating active muskies. As the water continues to warm, we’ll see bigger fish push shallow.
“Now when we talk about warming water, we’ve actually had water degrees that have been over 80 degrees, and if it’s sustained over 80 degrees over three or four days, it’s time to really be cautious of the health of the fish. What happens is oxygen levels get depleted, which makes it harder for the fish to revive. Just keep an eye on that as an angler
“Of course, I’m always throwing a bucktail, usually throwing a topwater bait and a minnow bait. Those are my three key baits and if I have a fish located, my key pitch-back bait is just a jerkbait that moves side-to-side. Whether it’s a Svartzonker or a Phantom pitch back, those are all key to have in the boat. So it’s bucktail first, then a topwater, then some soft of minnow twitch bait, then it’s a jerkbait to go back on those muskies.
“Good luck, I hope you catch a fish of a lifetime. Jeff Andersen with Leisure Outdoor Adventures.”
Special thank to Jeff Andersen for the Leech Lake musky fishing report. Make sure to check back next week for more report from Leech Lake right here on anglingbuzz.com.