Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Leech Lake fishing report on February 20th, 2023.
Leech Lake Fishing Report Buzz Bite 2-20-23
We’ve got solid ice conditions across Northern Minnesota. Most lakes in the Leech, Cass, and Winnie area have eighteen to twenty-four inches of ice.
With the recent cold snap the the snow has gotten harder and is leveling out which has been nice for vehicle traffic. There are a few slush pockets, but for the most part travel has been good.
As always check before you head out and bring a tow strap.
As far as the fishing goes anglers are still catching a few walleyes early in the morning and late in the evening. The bite isn’t fast and furious, but if you set up during the best bite windows you should be able to get a few nice fish.
Jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads and deadsticks with live fatheads or shiners has been the best combo.
Target walleyes on main lake structure in nineteen to twenty-two feet of water.
Perch can be caught during the day on small spoons and jigs tipped with minnow heads or wax worms.
Look for jumbo perch in twenty-two to twenty-six feet of water.
Look for crappies and bluegills in the mud basins. Depending on the lake they could be anywhere from twenty to thirty-five feet of water. Small Northland tungsten jigs paired with plastics or livebait has been the ticket.
Target northern pike and largemouth bass along the weed lines with sucker minnows and shiners. Tip-ups and set lines have out performed jigging presentations. Target them in eight to sixteen feet of water.
We’ve got a little over a week until the walleye, bass, and pike seasons close. Get out and go catch em!
- Leech Lake Fishing Report: Brian Bro Brosdahl