Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Leech Lake and the surrounding area on March 27th, 2023.
Leech Lake: 3-27-2023
Over the past week we received a lot of snow and that has really effected travel conditions on the lakes. Leech Lake and other lakes in the surrounding area have decent amount of slush. It has really varied from spot to spot, but we have found up to eight inches of water in some areas.
Snowmobiles, track machines, or foot travel are only means of transportation out on the lakes right now.
Despite the difficult travel conditions anglers have started to find jumbo perch in the shallows. Target shallow, grassy flats in less than twelve feet of water.
A 1/16 ounce Bro Bug spoon tipped with a minnow head or wax worm will produce numbers of nice jumbo perch on Leech, Cass and Big Winnie.
Bluegills and crappies can be caught in eighteen to twenty-three feet of water along the edge of the basins on the bigger lakes. On the smaller lakes target depths between ten to fifteen feet of water.
Small jigs tipped with plastics and wax worms have been working great.
These panfish will continue to push shallower in the coming weeks.
The late ice the bite is only going to get better so make sure to get out and enjoy it. Good luck to all the anglers fishing Leech Lake and the surrounding area!
- Brian Brosdahl
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