Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Leech Lake and the surrounding area on March 8th, 2023.
Leech Lake Buzz Bite Report: 3-8-2023
Ice conditions have been good on Leech lake and the surrounding area. We have been finding twenty to twenty-five inches of ice most places but always check as you go. With the walleye, northern pike and bass seasons now closed anglers have now been focusing on perch, panfish, and eelpout.
The perch bite has been great. Most fish are being caught between eighteen and twenty-three feet of water.
If you target a smaller lakes in the area focus on depths between sixteen to twenty feet of water. 1/16 or 1/8 ounce Bro Bug spoons in the color sneeze or glow red have been put best baits by far. Tip it with a minnow head or a few wax worms and you’ll catch a pile of jumbos.
Target eelpout with glow or UV colored buckshot spoons or glow jigs tipped with a few whole minnows. Most of the eelpout are biting during low light periods or after dark, but within the next week or so more and more fish will become active during the day.
Target sharp breaks and main lake structure near deep water in fifteen to thirty feet of water.
Look for bluegills and crappies along the edge of the basins or on muddy flats in twelve to twenty feet of water. Small jigs tipped with plastics or wax worms will produce lots of fish.
As we begin to head towards late ice the bite is only going to get better. Good luck to all the anglers fishing Leech Lake.