Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite report for Northern Minnesota on June 26th, 2023.
Northern Minnesota: 6-26-2023
The fishing has been really good in Northern Minnesota since the opener.
Overall the walleye fishing has been great this year, but recently with the mayfly hatches the bite has started to slow down. As the hatches come to an end the walleye bite will pick up again on Leech, Winnie, Red, and Cass.
Right now the best bet for walleyes has been the new Northland Eye-Candy grub in the color sculpln paired with a jig, spinners, or crawlers on a Lindy rig. Focus on depths between eighteen and twenty-four feet of water and target shallow flats during low light periods.
Expect the nighttime trolling bite to pick up as well.
Bluegills and crappies can be found along the deep weed line. On most lakes the fish are hanging out in seven to twelve feet of water. Look for the crappies to slide up shallower during low light periods.
Small jigs paired with plastics or hair will work great.
Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass along the weed line or in the emerging lily pad beds. Jigs, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and plastics are all working.
A few fish can be caught on topwaters too.
The fishing should be good this week and over the fourth. Good luck to all fishing in Northern Minnesota!
- Brian Brosdahl